HIS 342 Week 2 Discussion 1 The Middle East During the First World War / THE MIDDLE EAST
The Middle East During the First World War [CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]. 1st Post Due by Day 3. Prepare: Watch the following films:
Battle for the Arab World [Series episode]
Heading for Peace [Series episode]
Reflect: Reflect upon what you have learned to this point in the class about the Ottoman Empire, as well as British imperialism in the region. How would the British benefit from a revolt against the Ottomans, if at all? Why would those living in the region take up arms against the Ottoman Empire?
Write: After viewing the film Battle for the Arab World and reading the text explain the Arab Revolt during World War One by answering the following questions in your response:
What did the British hope to achieve?
What in turn was promised to the Emir of Mecca, Sharif Husayn?
How did these goals compare to those of the Arabs who fought in the revolt?
Finally, give a brief summary of your reaction to the events in the films and the films themselves.
Your initial post should be at least 250-300 words in length. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references.