Step 1: Your Question to Explore
How has the US government intervened in the genocide crisis in Darfur?

Step 2:
  • Facilitator - John
  • Time Keeper - Neshawn
  • Provocateur - Josh K
  • Scriptwriter - Franz
  • Videographer - Carol and Josh M.

Step 3: Inquiry Process
a.) Gather and Analyze Information (you may find the following sites helpful, feel free to find others on your own)
What You Know........................
What You Want to Know..........................
What You Learned From Your Search.....................
Synthesize the content in your own wordsn
In the Sudan (Africa)
Genocide occuring due to ethnic infighting
Occuring for a while
How long has been occuring
Number killed
Who are the major players and what their government has done
What are some potential resollutions
What is the current situation with confict in the county and region
What type of govt. is Dufor?
CBS News
U.S. has very little populous response to Africal issues. Begining to change through various religious and political groups in the US. Becoming the most hightened response on any issue since Appartight. Action from the U.S. has been very poor and caused little change in the region. Not an issue of whether president cares but more about organizing a meaningful response. Needed American diplomatic leadership. We understand that American resources have been stretched thin. Our interest is in a peacul Sudan where oil can flow freely.
  • Constitutional Democracy
  • Occuring since 2004 but issues becan two decade prior.
  • Major players: Al-Bashier and Sudanese Peoples Liberation Army(SBLA)
  • Sudanese Govt in 2011 the south was devided in Sudan and South Sudan
  • US food aid $2.4 B. Denied Sudanes banks access to US banks and currency. Sent US peace keepers to Sudan for stability.
  • The US and African union are struggling to prevent violence in the region
  • Over 400 villages were completely destroyed and millions of civilians were forced to flee their homes.
  • Genocide has claimed 400,000 lives and displaced over 2,500,000 people. More than one hundred people continue to die each day; five thousand die every month

Make your own K-W-L Chart online or type directly into this K-W-L in pdf form.

b.) Creatively Synthesize Information- In your own words, synthesize what you learned from your search using at least 3 sources. Using your synthesis, create a story board map for the video that you will create. This will be a rough draft of the video you intend to make. Use the design space below or the yellow sticky notes provided to you to map out your idea. Consider how to make your content multimodal: Will you enact a concept? Will you use movie images creatively? Will you combine images and sound? Will you be a talking head?

c.) Create your video using the FLIP camera provided to your group. Tables 1-7 give Sinky your Flip camera and table 8-13 give yours to Erin so they can download the video clips; they will finalize the collaborative video product.