In a post of at least 300 words, answer these questions about your selected country:
- Why are you interested in this country and its relationship to the U.S.?
- How do you think have people from this country and the U.S. come into contact with each other: through immigration, migration, war, cultural exchange, economic exchange, or something else?
- Talk about what you noticed in your Wikipedia entry. What kind of information was your Wikipedia entry good at providing? What information did it have that wouldn’t be useful? What doesn’t it tell you that you’ll want to find out?
- Also, find one source that you think might be useful from the notes to your Wikipedia entry. Print it out and bring it to class on Monday, October 4th.
If you don’t finish your prewriting in class on the 30th, post on your blog by Monday October 4th.
Also for Monday, read Howard Zinn, "The Impossible Victory: Vietnam" (coursepack). Think about what you've learned about the Vietnam war prior to this class and how this essay compares.