Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Vietnam map & open notes quiz Fri, Nov 17

Originally uploaded by averages.
The person who posted this photo wrote, " Regardless of their education and background, women in Asia generally work extremely hard for their living, often juggling bread-and-butter issues with family concerns and being entitled to less in life than their male counterparts. While times are changing, the case for women remains fraught with obvious poverty, inequality and lack of power in society. Yet, they continue to accept their stations in life and seem emotionally and spiritually fulfilled, a stark contrast against modern women in more developed communities."

More class notes -

Viet map (you need 8 items for the quiz):
Thanh pho Ho Chi Minh (formerly Saigon)
South China Sea
Da Nang

Vietnam conflict - 5 presidents involved -
Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon

Indochina - region between India and China: Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Cambodia.

Angkor Wat temple - Hindu, then Buddhist
Vietnam - Buddhist, then Catholic under the French.

Literature ...
Award-winning collection of short stories about Vietnamese people living in Louisiana: A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain (R.O. Butler)

Independent work:
Comparing the gemstones mined in India and those of S. E. Asia.