Colombia Assignment

After defining the key terms and completing the map exercise you are ready to dive into the heart of Colombia's ongoing conflict. You and a partner have been assigned one of the following topics surrounding Colombia's unstable history. Beneath the topic, you will find questions you should be thinking about while researching. Your end result should be a VoiceThread for your classmates to learn from. This tool will also allow you to comment on others' hard work. I have linked all titles to a good website for you to begin your research off of.


FARC
How and why was it created?
What is their mission? Flag?
Their history?
Who is against them?
Key leaders?
Recent issues?

ELN
How and why was it created?
What is their mission? Flag?
Their history?
Who is against them?
Key leaders?
Recent issues?

"La Violencia"
What is it?
What caused it?
Outcomes?
Parties involved?

War of Thousand Days
What is it?
What caused it?
Who was involved?
Outcomes?

National Front
What was the purpose?
Describe it.
Who was involved?
Outcome?

M-19
How and why was it created?
What is its mission?
Important Events through its history?
Who are their enemies? Allies?
Flag?
Recent issues/news?

Conservative/Liberal Parties of Colombia
What are these parties?
What are the differences?
Who are the key leaders?
Agreements/Disagreements between them?
How do they work together in Colombia's government?

Palace of Justice Seige
Who was involved?
When and where was it?
What happened?
What was the goal?
What was the outcome?

Coca and Marijuana Production
What are they?
How are they harvested?
How are they taxed?
How are they smuggled into and out of countries?
How is Colombia involved in this?

Medellin Cartel
What is it?
What is its purpose?
Famous issues or events they are involved in?
Key leaders?

Cali Cartel
What is it?
What is its purpose?
Famous issues or events they are involved in?
Key leaders?

Plan Colombia (2000-2002)
What was the mission and goal?
What was the plan?
Who was involved in its creation?
What events occurred during this?
What is the outcome?

President Uribe's two terms in office
Why was his first term so successful?
What strategies did he take?
Who are his supporters?
Who is his opposition?
What particular events have happened during his reign?

Coca Eradication
What is the process of eradicating coca?
What countries support this?
What countries do not support this?
Why would a country not support this?


Bogota
What is this city's history?
What two recent mayors have helped transform the city?
How does this capital city play a role in Colombia's continued struggle?