Research Topics

Below are several relevant news articles that would make great topics for the Yesterday and Today assignment. Keep in mind, you will need to do more research – you should have several sources – a book, journal article, interview, news clip, and other resources make excellent sources. If you are concerned about the authenticity of a website, please send me the link via email and I will look into it. NO Wikipedia! I strongly encourage you to listen to what the news is covering when choosing a topic. *Remember, cite your sources and cite each time you paraphrase.

African American/Civil Rights:

First African American Woman as head of Library of Congress:

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/carla-hayden-be-sworn-first-african-american-woman-head-library-n615116?cid=sm_fb

Smithsonian’s African American History Museum Just Opened:

http://www.citylab.com/design/2016/09/how-the-new-smithsonian-african-american-museum-works/500246/?utm_source=atlfb

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/arts-and-entertainment/wp/2016/09/24/african-american-museum-opening-a-historic-day-on-the-national-mall/

Native Peoples:

Uncontacted Tribe Allegedly Killed by Miners

https://www.yahoo.com/news/uncontacted-tribe-allegedly-killed-gold-082034027.html

L.A. Votes to Replace Columbus Day

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/l-votes-replace-columbus-day-indigenous-peoples-day-n797596?cid=sm_npd_ms_fb_lw

Canadian Government Admits Genocide

http://aptn.ca/news/2015/05/29/canadas-top-judge-says-country-committed-cultural-genocide-indigenous-peoples/

Coffee and Politics throughout history

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-22190802

Child Labor

http://allafrica.com/stories/201606020100.html

 

Child Labor and Chocolate

http://usuncut.com/news/beware-of-these-10-popular-chocolate-brands-that-exploit-child-slaves/

Child labor:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/hubballi/Law-alone-cannot-eradicate-child-labour-society-must-act/articleshow/52722113.cms

 

New Scramble for Africa (China)

http://www.newsweek.com/new-scramble-africa-434678

 

Vietnam (President Obama visits and offers support)

http://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2016/05/24/479167572/casting-aside-cold-war-ghosts-obama-reaches-out-to-old-rivals

http://www.cnn.com/2016/05/24/politics/obama-vietnam-south-china-sea/

www.nytimes.com/live/president-obama-hiroshima-japan/   (President Obama’s visit to Japan)

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/obama-heads-laos-asean-summit-historic-visit-n642816?cid=sm_fb (President Obama visits Laos)

 

World War 2

Secret Black Holocaust:

http://www.newsweek.com/adolf-hitler-black-holocaust-dark-secrets-423735

Holocaust Survivors:

https://www.today.com/parents/how-talk-kids-about-anti-semitism-america-t115227?cid=sm_npd_nn_fb_ma

Japan and Russia Discuss Signing WW2 Peace Treaty

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/06/22/japan-and-russia-finally-begin-talks-on-signing-world-war-two-pe/

Bones found near former Nazi research center:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/human-bones-found-near-former-nazi-research-berlin-101317998.html

Nazi Internment Camp Guard’s Trial:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/verdict-coming-german-trial-former-auschwitz-guard-061136681.html

Escape Tunnel in Lithuania Discovered (from Nazi Germany)

http://www.livescience.com/55229-photos-jewish-escape-tunnel-found.html

Middle East

Partitioning of Ottoman Empire Following WW1

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-25299553

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/ist/?next=/history/sykes-picot-agreement-180957217/

Sufi Islam and New York Converts:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/25/nyregion/sufi-islam-new-york-converts.html

Saudi Prince: Let Women Drive!

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/saudi-prince-women-should-be-allowed-drive-n690176?cid=sm_fb_msnbc

Soviet Union and Russia:

Will Putin Rule as Long as Stalin?

http://www.newsweek.com/will-putin-beat-stalin-putin-era-officially-longer-all-joseph-stalins-reign-664791

Putin, once critical of Stalin, now embraces Soviet dictator’s tactics http://www.latimes.com/world/europe/la-fg-russia-stalin-model-20150611-story.html

Russian Spies in the US

http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/19/us/russian-spies-united-states-declassified/index.html

Speaking Out Can be Deadly!

http://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/more-critics-of-kremlin-find-speaking-out-can-be-deadly/

https://www.yahoo.com/news/m/543f6933-d06d-3f96-b8a4-d5867000eb63/ss_the-mysterious-deaths-of.html

Russian activist poisoned 2x now

https://www.yahoo.com/news/m/fb5c97ab-4927-3fae-955e-6f56a4701e50/russian-activist%2C-likely.html

Teens find out their parents are Russian spies (in Canada)

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/may/07/discovered-our-parents-were-russian-spies-tim-alex-foley?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

U.S. Blames Russia for Hacking:

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/u-s-publicly-blames-russian-government-hacking-n662066?cid=sm_fb

https://www.yahoo.com/news/report-russian-propaganda-effort-spread-180751117.html

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/russian-propaganda-effort-helped-spread-fake-news-during-election-experts-say/2016/11/24/793903b6-8a40-4ca9-b712-716af66098fe_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_propaganda-8pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory

New USSR?

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/back-u-s-s-r-how-todays-russia-soviet-era-n453536

Russia Threatens Poland Over Removal of Pro-Soviet Statues:

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/russia-warns-poland-over-ww2-memorials/ar-AApaiOJ?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartanntp&pfr=1

Women’s Issues:

Women that History Forgot:

http://www.livescience.com/55485-amazing-women-history-forgot.html

Other topics to consider:

Immigration

Syrian Refugees

Native Americans/pipeline