Working with International Conflicts
Below you will find a set of tasks that highlight international and global conflicts. Use the suggested web sites, and others you may know of, and answer the questions (below) in writing. Choose one conflict as your area of focus.
As you work with various internet sources you need to assess their credibility. Here are some useful questions that may help you do this:
- What is the agenda of the web site?
- Who owns the web site?
- Is the information updated?
- Are the sources used in articles listed or not?
- Does the site offer a broad variety of views on an issue?
- Who are involved in the conflict?
- In which area of the world does this conflict occur and how long has it been going on?
- Are the involved parties countries or independent organisations/groups?
- Explain what the conflict is about (natural resources, borders, religion, minorities, ideology, politics)
- Are any of the involved parts democratic?
- Do major powers, such as China, the USA, Russia, have interests in the area?
- Is the conflict hot (armed conflict) or cold?
- Has the UN or other international organisations been involved in mediating the conflict?
- What are some of the concessions that would reduce the conflict? (border regulations, cultural rights, democratic rights, rights to protest)
- What is your view on the conflict?
Choose one conflict and make a presentation.
Nodes which use this node
- ENGLISH – PROGRAMME SUBJECT IN PROGRAMMES FOR SPECIALIZATION IN GENERAL STUDIES
- present a major in-depth project on a topic from International English or another subject from his or her own programme area and assess the process.
- elaborate on and discuss a number of international and global challenges
- use and communicate information based on figures and statistics
- use digital tools in an independent, critical and creative manner in the gathering of information, and in the communication and presentation of his or her own material
- give an account of and evaluate the use of sources