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U.S.-SAUDI RELATIONS

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Subject Social Studies — Historical Thinking, US History
Grade Level Grades 9-12
Resource Type Handout, Lesson Plan, Presentation
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ESSENTIAL QUESTION:  

WHY HAS THE U.S.-SAUDI RELATIONSHIP BECOME MORE COMPLICATED?

Objectives:  SWBAT analyze, evaluate, source and annotate excerpted primary and secondary source complex text, video and articles regarding U.S.-Saudi relations toward skill building for the long-extended essay portion of the AP Government & Politics.

Citations:

BOOK:  Reidel, Bruce (2018) Kings and Presidents:  Saudi Arabia and the United States Since FDR.  Washington, D.C.:  The Brookings Institute (Pgs. 184-203)

VIDEO:  The U.S.-Saudi Relationship Is Deeply Troubled (1:10 mins.) – November 2017 – Brookings Institute

https://youtu.be/EWEgnNMAfZU

PRIMARY SOURCE:  Big Bets & Black Swans (The Black Swan Memo) – Brookings Institute 2013 p. 76-80

https://www.brookings.edu/interactives/big-bets-and-black-swans-foreign-policy-challenges-for-president-obamas-second-term-2/

NEWSPAPER ARTICLES:

Saudi Arabia and JASTA

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-saudi-sept11-idUSKBN1H43A1

https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/analysis-911-lawsuit-looms-over-saudi-arabias-economic-and-political-plans-1232597998

Trump $110 Billion in Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia:  Still Fake?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2018/10/11trumps-billion-arms-sale-saudia-arabia-still-fake/

Jared Kushner Did What?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2018/12/10/jared-did-what/

AP STANDARDS:

https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/pdf/ap-us-history-course-and-exam-description.pdf?course=ap-united-states-history

Standards

Compare the point of view of two or more authors for how they treat the same or similar topics, including which details they include and emphasize in their respective accounts.
Evaluate authors’ differing points of view on the same historical event or issue by assessing the authors’ claims, reasoning, and evidence.

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