In order to unite a nation, governments may attempt to shape or form a national identity based on common, shared cultural characteristics. Conflict may occur when people in a nation do not all share the same cultural characteristics and may face persecution or discrimination as a result. The Cultural Revolution in
- Old Customs
- Old Culture
- Old Habits
- Old Ideas
- political enemies
Identify the Problem & Ask Questions
How can knowledge of global conflicts help us predict and avoid conflicts in the future?
What is the primary cause of each conflict?
- Political Ideology?
- Limited Resources?
- National Identity?
- Religious Differences?
- Ethnic Differences?
Who are the people involved? Why are they involved?
How did the conflict start? Has it ended?
What has happened as a result of the conflict?
What is the best way to communicate the information?
- Locate and search appropriate resources
- Vary search terms (don't use the same search terms over and over again)
- Think of synonyms
- Use Boolean searching
- Use "quotation marks" to search for exact phrases
- Be creative (newspaper articles, interviews, political cartoons, and more)
Some search terms to try:
- conflict, dispute, war, "civil war"
- people, ethnicity, tribes
- chronology, start, "major events", timeline
- impact, result, outcome, consequences
- economical cost, refugees, casualties
- statistics, data
- 2000s, 1990s
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BIBLIOGRAPHIES & CITATIONS
When you use someone else's words, work, thoughts, and/or ideas, you need to give the person credit. It doesn't matter whether you quote the person word-for-word or put it in your own words (paraphrase), you need to acknowledge where the words, work, thought, or idea originated. Otherwise, you are passing it off as your own.
APA (American Psychological Association)
American Psychological Association (APA) style is most often used in the sciences and social sciences.
Record Bibliographic Information
Don't forget to record the following for each source you use:
- Title of article, chapter, film, webpage
- Page number
- Name of magazine, newspaper, journal, book, website
- Publication date
- Name of subscription database (if used)
- Format (web, print)
- Date of access (if found online)