WEBPAGE USED: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/syria-‐undercover/ START UP – Top ½ of Page 112 Click on “The Regime” and watch the first 3:18 minutes A. Which incident sparked the beginning of protests in Syria? B. How did YouTube play a role in the revolutionary movement in Syria?
Activity – Using the same webpage, click on Pg. 113 “Syria Undercover” and watch the following segments. 0:-‐7:00 min
Click on “Syria Undercover”
Answer four questions = C Answer 5 questions = B Answer 6 + questions = A/A+
1. What are some methods used to get Ramita Navai in contact with protesters/activists? 2. Share a story about a protester or protesters in Syria (i.e. chants, cause, signs, etc.).
12:43 – 28:06 -‐ Meeting Key Activists in Madaya in a safe-‐house. Visiting Secret Hospitals 3. What hurdles did Ramita have to go through in order to meet with these activists? 4. Explain what these activists are fighting for/against. 5. Describe Malik’s personal reason as to why he became part of this movement against the Assad government and Assad loyalists/militia/security forces. 6. How do these activists communicate with each other? 7. What are some methods used by the activists to protect themselves from getting caught? 8. Describe one of the secret-‐hospitals & the risks doctors and patients face at a regular hospital. REFLECTION – Bottom ½ 112 What images, thoughts, and questions are you left with after seeing this report? (5 lines) KEY VOCABULARY Bashar al-Assad – President of Syria; elected in 2000 & 2007 unopposed (his father ruled 29 yrs. prior). Checkpoint – guarded points where travelers can be searched. Activist – Someone who wants to bring about political or social change. Loyalist – Someone who remains loyal to the government especially during times of revolt. Safe house – a house in a secret location; in Syria these are used to protect protesters. Mukhabarat – Arabic for intelligence agency. The Syrian secret police.