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Unit 6: Modern World History

Lesson C: Research - Challenges of the Modern World

Activity 2: The Struggle for Democracy

historical investigation Big Question: Will democracy prevail in our globalized world?

Possible Subtopics:

  • Rise and fall of dictatorships in Latin America (Argentina, Cuba, Venezuela)
  • Socialism in Venezuela
  • Iran-Iraq War
  • Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
  • Syrian Invasion of Lebanon
  • The Arab Spring
  • Recent elections in Iraq and Afghanistan
  • Role of technology in the spread of democratic ideas
  • Role of the United Nations in promoting democracy and fair elections
  • International responses to the growth of terrorism around the world
  • UN Peacekeeping efforts