Monday, Sept. 8: Introduction to Unit I, Tunisia and Libya

Today in class we’ll look at some of the “revolting conditions” that sparked the uprisings in late 2010 and early 2011.

We’re also going to set up your Google Maps for the semester, so follow this instructions during our Google Maps intermission:

1. Search for “Google Maps” and click on the blue user icon on the upper right corner. I recommend creating a new Google Maps account with your St. Edward’s email, so choose “Create an account” and follow the instructions. (This is my practice map.)

2. Now the navigation bar will have a blue link called “My Maps.” Click that and choose “Create.”

3. Give your map a title, like “Micklethwait’s CULF 3331 Reading Map.” Create a layer to which you can add your tags. Here is a link to instructions for using Google Maps.

4. Type a location in the navigation bar, like “Martyrs Square Tripoli.”

5. Give your tag a title and then type a short description (about 3 or 4 detailed sentences). Mention the page number and the title of the reading. Click the “+” or photo icons to add media to your description.

6. Voilá! Repeat four times a week until the Google Map assignment is done.

For Monday, please read the chapter in Battle for the Arab Spring titled “Bread, Oil and Jobs.” As you are reading, make note of people, places, and ideas that you might be able to tag on a map.

Please also bring a web-ready digital device like you did Friday. I’ll walk you through the simple procedure of setting up the Google Map you’ll use to annotate your readings from Battle for the Arab Spring and other assigned readings each week.

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