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HST288: Aspects of World History: Research Workshop

Global South Migrations in Modern History
The History of Borderlands in The Global South

Spring 2020, R. Newman

In Class Activity - Global South Migration in Modern History

Please read the following article & tweet:

Article: A Church Shelter in Guatemala is Threatened for Assisting Central American Migrants

Tweet: In Guatemala, Local Catholic Church is Serving Breakfast to Hundreds of Migrants

Be prepared to discuss the following:

  • Do you trust the information conveyed in the article? How about the tweet?
  • Is this an article you could use for the assignments in this class? Why or why not?
  • Would you use the tweet as a research resource for this class? If yes, how?
  • Read "Four Moves," by Michael A. Caulfield
  • Use the "Four Moves" as a guide to re-evaluate the article & tweet.
  • Did your assessment change?

Using the resources in the "News Sources" page, complete the following activity:

  • Select a topic relevant to the class - this might be a good time to test out topics for your assignment(s).
  • Find two articles relevant to the topic and published in the last 5 years.
  • Article 1, should be from an international newspaper.
  • Article 2, on the same topic, should be from a U.S. newspaper.

Using your knowledge from the previous activities, evaluate the news articles for suitability for this course. Be prepared to share what you found and how you found it with the whole class.

In Class Activity - History of Borderlands in the Global South

Please read the following article & tweet:

Article: Rights Groups Slam Mexico Detention of Documented Asylum Seekers

Tweet: Day Three of the African Migrant Protests

Turn to a partner and discuss:

  • Do you trust the information conveyed in the article? How about the tweet?
  • Is this an article you could use for the assignments in this class? Why or why not?
  • Would you use the tweet as a research resource for this class? If yes, how?
  • Read "Four Moves," by Michael A. Caulfield
  • Use the "Four Moves" as a guide to re-evaluate the article & tweet.
  • Did your assessment change?

Using the resources in the "News Sources" page, complete the following activity:

  • Working in groups, select a topic relevant to the class - this might be a good time to test out topics for your assignment(s).
  • Find two articles relevant to the topic and published in the last 5 years.
  • Article 1, should be from an international newspaper.
  • Article 2, on the same topic, should be from a U.S. newspaper.

Using your knowledge from the previous activities, evaluate the news articles for suitability for this course. Be prepared to share what you found and how you found it with the whole class.

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