Madness in Myanmar VBQ
Watch the videos below, listen actively, and answer the questions that follow. Probably the best way to do this is to read first question, start watching, pause once you encounter the information you need to respond to the question, then read next question before pressing play again.
Period you have History...
Starting with Personal Accounts...
Maybe you've heard about what's happening in Myanmar. Maybe not. Maybe you didn't even know that Myanmar was a country. Before giving you the details, I want to make sure you care enough about this issue to pay attention, so let's start by listening the the accounts from Rohingya people, and then find out the full story.
Rohingya refugees on Myanmar’s brutal crackdown: 'They slaughtered our people'
What is your reaction to hearing these accounts? Which stood out most to you?
The “ethnic cleansing” of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims, explained
What is happening to the Rohingya minority group in the Rakhine state of Myanmar? What is the military doing?
The video mentions that about 400,000 people have been forced to flee since August 2017. That sounds pretty terrible, 400,000 people in less that two years. Right? But please note, this video was posted... in September of 2017. It's now around a million.
Most of the refugees fleeing Myanmar have gone to
Why have the Rohingya frequently been the target of persecution in Myanmar?
The Rohingya are not really from Myanmar though. They are just immigrants that came to Myanmar from Bangladesh.
What tactics have been used against the Rohingya?
Burning of homes
All of the above
While this persecution has been going on for a long time, what events sparked the violence in recent years?
The following video begins with some disturbing images of dead bodies taken on cell phones. If you feel this will be too upsetting for you, skip ahead to 1:00 and then also skip 2:00-2:45.
Inside the Rohingya Crisis: Capturing Their Genocide on Cellphones | NYT - Opinion
Why is it so important for the Rohingya refugees to save/recover the footage they have on their damaged cellphones? How could it help?
Do you think what is happening to the Rohingya should be considered just ethnic cleansing, or full out genocide?
Aung San Suu Kyi was (until recently) one of the most famous female leaders and champions of human rights. She is in all the textbooks as a prime example. But recently, her image has taken a hit...
This is a really well done video... don't skip! I know it's long, so I'll try to keep the questions few and simple.
The Rise and Fall of Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi Explained | NowThis World
How did her parents set an example for leadership?
Where did Aung San Suu Kyi go to school?
Oxford in the UK
Cambridge in the UK
Harvard in the USA
Yale in the USA
Suu Kyi's fight for democracy became a long and constant struggle with this group, who controlled the Burmese government.
What did the military do to ASSK?
They killed her
They killed her mother
They put her in prison with no trial
They placed her under house arrest
How does the military maintain control over the government, despite the fact that there are democratic elections for seats in parliament?
Why has her reputation changed so drastically in recent years?
Do you think Aung San Suu Kyi should have her Nobel Peace Prize revoked?
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