Supplementary Material 

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San Sebastian, Basque Country, Spain

Although this material will not be on the pre-departure exam, you are expected to discuss these films/topics in your journal. 

Material will be added to this site over the next 2-3 weeks.

FILMS (required viewing):


TOPICS: (it is up to you to find sources or internet sources that give you an general introduction to these topics.

The Spanish War for Independence (against France in the 1800s)

The Spanish Civil War 1936-1939

The Basque Country

Franco

Prado Museum, specifically Goya, Velasquez, El Greco

The current economic/unemployment in Spain

The Easter Uprising (Ireland, 1916)

The Irish Civil War (1922-1923)

"Cervantes," Don Quixote

W.B. Yeats, especially his poem Easter 1916

"The Celtic Tiger" (Ireland)
"PIIGS"

ARTICLES
Some of these articles are free; those from the Economist Magazine are not although you are generally allowed to access three articles at one time without a subscription. (A subscription, however, would be well worth the money)


UNITED KINGDOM

http://www.economist.com/blogs/blighty/2012/12/census-and-diversity

http://www.economist.com/blogs/blighty/2012/12/britain-europe

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zy6d1njTWlk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SRnEAjp0zI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUVtdKsc8ww

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWoDBO84zfo
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2013/04/16/gop_rep_peter_king_on_boston_bombing_i_do_think_we_need_more_cameras_.html

http://blogs.independent.co.uk/2013/02/08/are-female-converts-to-islam-part-of-a-new-wave-of-feminism/

http://www.economist.com/blogs/blighty/2013/01/lords-turmoil

http://www.economist.com/node/21559644

http://www.economist.com/node/21558582

UK and EU
http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21570691-promising-referendum-europe-prime-minister-taking-punt-gambler

SCOTLAND, INDEPENDENCE AND THE EU
http://www.economist.com/blogs/blighty/2013/01/scotland-and-eu

EU
http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2013/02/european-economy-guide

SPAIN
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2013/02/20/spanish-bartering/1894365/

http://www.the-american-interest.com/article.cfm?piece=1205

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/the-disuniting-states-of-europe-1.556452 (we will meet the author of this article in Ireland)

http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2010/08/20/madrids_nightmare

http://www.irishtimes.com/debate/parable-of-el-pa%C3%ADs-bodes-ill-for-democratic-media-1.1119
http://elpais.com/elpais/2013/04/28/inenglish/1367170411_553224.html

IRELAND
http://www.economist.com/blogs/erasmus/2013/04/derry-lama
http://www.economist.com/news/europe/21576410-bank-secrecy-dying-europethanks-mainly-america-flying-taxman
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/16/opinion/irelands-troubled-peace.html?action=click&contentCollection=Opinion&module=MostEmailed&version=Full&region=Marginalia&src=me&pgtype=article


MISCELLANEOUS
Dublin's statues
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Deq5EIbAuKI
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statues_in_Dublin
http://www.awaycity.com/wiki/Dublin/Tourism/Statues