Secret History of Isis

List three major things (not a small detail, general perspective) you learned from the documentary “The Secret History of ISIS.” What were some of the most interesting details from your point of view? Compare and contrast the discussion in this documentary with Darryl Li’s reading. How do these two sources approach the topic of “Islamic terrorism” differently? Support your discussion by posting one relevant scene from the documentary (take a screenshot and mark the time, e.g., 28:10) and a quotation from Li’s book.

Documentary: “The Secret History of ISIS: FRONTLINE PBS” 2019.

book: intro and part 1 ( just read chapter 1)

Then, consider these documentaries that critically discussed issues of representation with regard to the Middle East and Muslims. From the perspectives of the informative documentaries, how “biased” or “progressive” is the FRONTLINE PBS documentary do you think? How do you think the FRONTLINE PBS documentary was overall successful in filming such a complex issue? What would you have done differently if you were in the documentary production team?

“Blood and Oil: The Middle East In World War I:” 2013.

“Challenging the Middle Eastern Myth:” 2018.

Requirements: one page

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A documentary such as the “Blood and Oil: The Middle East in World War I” and the “Challenging the Middle Eastern Myth” take a similar approach in conveying the Western contributions to promoting war in the Middle East (Lowe, 7:11 min and Hahn, 25:01). In retaliation, the extremist groups engage in widespread violent actions and weapon making to fight the invasions. Due to this nonbiased production approach, the FRONTLINE PBS documentary successfully filmed such a complex issue by portraying the religiopolitical tensions, revealing the competing mindsets between Islam and Western ideologies. In the process, Kirk helps readers understand the factors that influenced the surge of ISIS. Hence, if I were the producer, the only aspect I would have done differently is to elaborate on the Islam beliefs about the holy war. Notably, this would enable viewers to comprehend factors that triggered people like Zarqawi to promote war. As portrayed in the documentary, Zarqawi was the mastermind of a sectarian civil war whose intent was to create civil upheaval.

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World Wars Experiences

There are 2 parts to this essay question. Each part should be in a separate page(s).


Part 1: Respond to the following prompt: (separate page)( FOCUS ON PART 1 PLEASE, IT HAS MORE POINTS )

attached is the key concepts sheet for chapter 35 and chapter 36.

Using a minimum of 350 words total.

Your essay should be well-written and edited. Also, it should be no less than 350 words in length and address all aspects of the prompt.


Prompt 1: Describe what your life would be like during the Second World War. You could be a solider, civilian, leader, woman, kid…whatever you want. This assignment must be over a page long…. more details, the better! more details, the better!

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Part 2:

The links document for part 1:

attached is key concepts sheet for chapter 34.


Prompt 2:

Using a minimum of 200 words total.

watch the movie, and pretend you are a movie reviewer. Did you like the movie? Why or why not? Also, what in the movie relates to what you read in chapter 34? Write two paragraphs(100 words each) in which you will express your personal ideas and thoughts about the movie and try to answer the prompt.


Notes: (applies for both part 1 and part 2)

Requirements: 550 words (work cited not included)

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Thirdly, Rick also incorporates short films and pictures of actual events taken during the reins of the involved leaders, making one have a clear picture of what was happening. One major issue in the movie that relates to what is in chapter 34 is the concept of fascism. According to Stanley (2020), fascism is a government led by an individual who forcefully and violently dictates rules to suppress opposition and criticism. The leader controls all aspects of a country, including the economy and industries, and promotes nationalism and, in most cases, racism. Some of the leaders identified in the film that pushed for and practiced fascism include Hitler in Germany and Mussolini in Italy. One of the major lessons from the movie, as identified by Rick, is that capitalizing on fear can easily lead a society astray through fascism and that we should not take freedom and democracy for granted.

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Commentary on the Selected Books


INSTRUCTION: Write a one-page commentary on the readings. Make sure you write a short introduction, with a clearly enunciated thesis.


1. One page, double-spaced, 12 point font.

2. You must cite your work for any points made. ONLY USE ATTACHED PDFs AS YOUR RESOURCES, NO OUTSIDE SOURCES. Please make sure your citations are spread out through the whole PDF. Make multiple citations. Make sure you mention the author or authors’ main argument(s)

3. Do not summarize the readings

4. Focus on the reading’s main argument.

5. Break it into paragraphs.

6. Each paragraph has one main idea or argument. A new idea means a new paragraph.

7. Make sure to write a concluding sentence or short paragraph.

8. Avoid informal language.

9. Grammar and punctuation


Requirements: 1 page double spaced


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The emphasis on women’s rights by Beck and Nikki in their book is admirable. While focusing on Egyptian women, agriculture was a significant practice in the region (261). The acknowledgment of the seclusion and inferiority of women during the Hellenistic period is practical. This point enables the reader to understand why the woman’s rights endorsed by the sharia laws were a huge deal (Beck & Nikki, 262). This entails rights such as the woman’s ability to control her financial life and declare the invalidity of her marriage (Beck & Nikki, 263). Generally, this gives a broader perspective of how the aspect of women’s development helped reduce the discriminatory practices that promoted inequality in other cultures. In her social science book, Tucker provides an informative phenomenon in society, revealing how women’s development has taken the course in Islam communities (Tucker, 66-67).
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After reading “The Father”(opens in a new tab) and Federigo’s Falcon(opens in a new tab), select one of the four characters to write a paragraph about which explains why you believe that character is either flat or round and static or dynamic. Use the outline below to help you construct your paragraph.
I. Topic sentence (For example, “The character of ______________ is both flat and static.“) a. Construct a sentence that starts with a transition and then identifies the first type of character listed in your topic sentence. (For example, “First of all, she is flat, meaning she is not a well-developed character.”) i. Then, identify an element of character from the characterization chart that supports your above claim.
ii. Next, give one specific example (i.e. from the “Evidence from the Text” column of your chart) from the text to support your claim in “i,”iii. Next explain why this specific example supports your claim (use the information you recorded in the last column of your characterization charts to help you with this point.
b. Now transition to your second main point, which is the second character type that you listed in your topic sentence. This sentence is similar to the one that you wrote for “a.” i. Then, identify an element of character from the characterization chart that supports your above claim that the character is either flat/round or static/dynamic.
ii. Next, give one specific example (i.e. from the “Evidence from the Text” column of your chart) from the text to support your claim in “i.” iii. Next explain why this specific example supports your claim (use the information you recorded in the last column of your characterization charts to help you with this point.
c. Construct a closing sentence that reminds your reader of your main point.
Please view the rubric for a scoring breakdown.(

Requirements: long

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Further, Federigo, in the story “Federigo’s Falcon,” portrays a dynamic character. At first, Federigo is a wealthy man who uses all his riches to woe the lady he loves, Monna Giovanna. The lavish spending makes Federigo poor, forcing him to shift to his small farm with his only possession, the falcon. According to Boccaccio (par. 1), Federigo did not think that his wealth would finish at any point in his life, thus portraying a careless trait that drove him to poverty in wanting to please a woman. This example reflects Federigo’s dynamic character because after realizing that the little he had could not sustain his livelihood in the city, he moved to his small farmhouse at Campi.

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Shooting an Elephant

Compare and contrast the conflicts faced by Orwell in “Shooting an Elephant” to those faced by Gideon in “No Witchcraft for Sale.” To what unique revelation does Orwell’s position as a police officer lead him? How can Gideon’s ultimate decision not to share his knowledge be interpreted as an act of rebellion and an assertion of the dignity and worth of his culture?


2.What do pieces such as “Marriage Is a Private Affair” and the excerpt from Nectar in a Sieve demonstrate about the influence of modern ideas and modern ways on traditional cultures? How are the characters in these works affected by the modernization of their respective societies

3.Of all the characters highlighted in the works included in this unit, which one did you relate to or identify with the most in terms of his or her struggles and conflicts? Why? What was it about this character that made him or her affect you as he or she did? Be sure to point to specific examples from the work to support your response.


Do own research but 2 reference per question needed

Requirements: 1000-1500 words

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Orwell’s position as a police officer leads him to discover a couple of things. Orwell’s position meant that he was held in contempt by the natives. He was tripped up during football games between the locals and Europeans, and local priests even insulted him (Yeasmin et al., 2013). These experiences instilled two things into Orwell. They confirmed his perception that imperialism was evil since it inspired hatred and enmity between natives and European imperialists (Yeasmin et al., 2013). Orwell understood why the priests hated living under European rule. Due to this, he often found himself caught in between his hatred for the empire he served and his anger against the natives who taunted him and held him in contempt, making it impossible for him to do his job (Yeasmin et al., 2013).

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President Barack Obama’s Foreign Policy

This is a continuation of the first and second assignments and uses your accumulated research. Imagine you are two different lobbyists, supporting two different sides of the policy issue you wrote about in the Week 6 assignment, Analyzing Policy.

Submit your revisions from the Week 3 assignment, Historical Perspective and the Week 6 assignment, Analyzing Policy based on your professor’s feedback. You will be graded on your revisions. Then, write a 4–5 page paper in which you:

Requirements: 4-5 pages   |

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President Obama’s foreign policy was flawed, thereby making it a non-starter. This is because his foreign policy approach encouraged the country’s interference in foreign nations’ internal governance and affairs. This approach violates the long-held and deeply valued international law principle of sovereignty (Murphy, 2018). I will use normative arguments to support this claim. Generally, normative arguments focus on using the immoral or moral attributes of actions or their consequences as a persuasive tool. Additionally, these arguments are anchored on shared norms and values that guide or regulate a society’s decision-making and conduct. When President Jimmy Carter was elected, he also sought to center his foreign policy on promoting human rights (Søndergaard, 2020). Like President Obama, President Carter Carter wanted the U.S. to take the lead in advancing worldwide human rights (Søndergaard,

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Declaration of Independence

Requirements: 300-350 words

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In my perspective, “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” means obtaining, seeking, and experiencing happiness. I do not view it as a quest in life but rather as a human right that laws cannot restrain. The happiness portrayed in the declaration of independence through this phrase does not resonate with me as monetary pleasure. Life and liberty can instill happiness in my life since they are qualities of existence and a state of being that offer natural rights to be free. My pursuit of happiness can be experienced through exercising responsibility over the planet for other humans to flourish. Further, the future generation can thrive on the planet by present humans taking care of the earth.

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Blacks’ Struggle for Freedom

Find a news story from anytime in the past year addressing a political or social issue (e.g., the BLM movement; the MAGA movement) that has roots in the historical developments covered in this class. Write an essay (3-4 pages) examining the historical roots of this issue. How did we get here? You must draw from at least 1 assigned reading from each week (at least 5 altogether) and at least 1 assigned documentary film.

Introduce the news story in the beginning of your essay. Then tell me how the story has roots in historical developments covered in our readings.

If you would like to also draw from readings not assigned in this course, talk to me first.

Your essay should be argument-driven. That means it should have a thesis statement in the first paragraph. A thesis is an argument–something that is debatable (not simply a statement of a fact).

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Despite the segregation laws that suppressed Blacks’ freedom, Mohl (2001) emphasizes the racist practices in housing in post-World War II. Back then, blacks and other ethnic minority groups made massive suburban migrations based on redevelopment measures. Amidst the persistent residential resettlements, segregation was still a central issue in the urban changes during the postwar, thus demonstrating the racial divide that steered conflict (Katznelson, 2002). As Blacks sought housing in central cities due to the demand for more settlement hoods, second ghettos emerged in the cities as well as the suburban fringes that whites dominated. When looking at a film like the “Boyz n the Hood,” Singleton (1991) showcases how the ghettos harbor
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Los Angeles River Documentation Report

TNC Los Angeles River Documentation Report


1. Annotate the report highlighting different kinds of critical information

2. General Questions to Answer


Requirements: 300

This is an external resource before you dive into the documentation

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The information I find most interesting is the recommendations for collaboration and communication among the stakeholders to identify the most relevant alternatives for G1 and G2.

  1. What information or kind of information in the reports do you think should be represented in the LA-RIDL river design interface?

Important clear information to be represented in the design interface are the opportunities for maximum habitat enhancement value created from different existing projects. Particularly Table ES-2 must be put into account to understand the opportunities and opportunities expected.

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Kennedy Space Center Exhibition Tour

The goal of this assignment is to get you into a brick-and-mortar or virtual museum of any kind.

Essay Description:

The full essay should be a well-organized and developed review. It should lead with an introduction that asserts the value or significance (this is akin to your thesis), of the museum or of the exhibit follow with body paragraphs that answer explores essential points (listed below), and conclude by recommending the exhibit to a specific audience, noting the duration of the exhibit and the best times to visit it. The body of the essay should feature your criticism–descriptive, interpretive, or evaluative–of a few key pieces of art. When you discuss these examples, draw from your vocabulary chart. Use and highlight the language of the art you are perceiving. Five or more vocabulary words must be used and highlighted in your final essay.

Essential points:

There are three essential points: organization, unity, and surprise. The questions following each point are meant to stimulate your thinking and help you write developed paragraphs. You can use all of them, some of them, or come up with your own ways to address organization, unity, and surprise. You can also write about a point you’d like to address in addition to the three listed.

1. How well organized is the exhibit—how easy is it to navigate? How helpful are the instructional materials? Does the exhibit use technology in interesting ways? Support your discussion here with references to specific examples.

2. Can you determine the unity of the exhibit—what unifies the items or do the pieces create a unified collection? Does viewing the whole collection illuminate individual pieces? If so, discuss one or two pieces that are best viewed as part of this collection. If not, address the shortcoming that prevents “illumination.”

3. What about the exhibit surprised you? Did you appreciate any element more because you were viewing the art in person rather than online or from a book? Was any piece more impacting than you expected? Did the exhibit feature a masterpiece you weren’t expecting to see? Did the exhibit end as you expected or include what you expected? Which piece demanded your participation? Support your discussion with descriptions of and references to specific art.

4. Any other point you’d like to address concerning the exhibit.

Outline Model:

  1. Support your value statement with a specific. (Who will benefit from visiting this exhibit? Scholars? Locals? Anyone interested in______?)
  2. Support your value statement with another specific. (Will the exhibit be important in ten years? 100 years? Does it add to the community? Does it fill in a gap in scholarship? Recover pieces that haven’t been seen before? Create any kind of understanding? Does it demand participation?)
  • Body: Address the essential points.
  1. Discuss essential point one (see points below).
    1. Discuss this point by referring to and commenting upon an example or two. Indicate any vocabulary term you will apply here.
    2. Discuss this point by referring to and commenting upon a second example or two if helpful. Indicate any vocabulary term you will apply here
  2. Discuss essential point two.
    1. Discuss this point by referring to and commenting upon an example or two. Indicate any vocabulary term you will apply here
    2. Discuss this point by referring to and commenting upon a second example or two if helpful. Indicate any vocabulary term you will apply here
  3. Discuss essential point three.
    1. Discuss this point by referring to and commenting upon an example or two. Indicate any vocabulary term you will apply here
    2. Discuss this point by referring to and commenting upon a second example or two if helpful. Indicate any vocabulary term you will apply here.
  4. Discuss any other point you’d like to address.
  • Conclude with an audience recommendation.
  1. Recommend the exhibit/museum to a specific audience.
  2. Provide the museum/exhibit specifics, such as time, duration, and location.

Requirements: 4-5 pages

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Throughout the tour, the visitors are exposed to the history of the space center, space discoveries, and important observations to make. For instance, a tour at the Space Garden gives visitors insight into the US space’s journey as one can explore the space shuttles that kickstarted space exploration in the United States. For example, the garden has the rockets of the Gemini, Apollo, and Mercury NASA programs. Through the help of a guided tour, the visitor is walked through the history of early rocket science and the contributions of the early scientists and engineers (Kennedy Space Center, 2022). The artifacts in the Space Garden signify the incredible history and the development of the US space world. Each artifact presents an improved version of the previous one regarding technological advancements and adventure into a new mission.

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