On August 2, 1964, a group of North Vietnamese patrol boats encountered the destroyer "USS Maddox" in the Gulf of Tonkin and launched torpedoes after the Maddox had opened fire. Two days later, the Maddox and the "C. Turner Joy" which had been sent to support it, reported being under attack again (an assertion that later would turn out to be false). Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara and his military advisers apparently didn't question the ... mehr
Between 1965 and 1967 the United States massively extended the air war raising the number of sorties and bombs to a multiple. In the beginning Rolling Thunder was mainly targeted on military bases, supply depots and infiltration routes in the south but from 1966 on the air raids steadily moved northward up to the Chinese border being directed against North Vietnamese industrial and transportation systems. The bombing inflicted great damage on ... mehr
On January 30, 1968 (the day of the Vietnamese lunar new year named Tet), nineteen NLF sappers forced their way into the U.S. embassy where they held their position for six hours until they were finally overwhelmed and all killed or severely wounded. At the same time some 80,000 NLF guerrillas assaulted the major South Vietnamese cities and towns including an airport, the presidential palace and the headquarters of South Vietnam's general sta ... mehr
President Richard M. Nixon and Henry Kissinger, whom he had appointed national security advisor, realized that the war was to be brought to an end soon, but nevertheless they insisted on what they called an "honourable peace" (which meant a settlement that secured the independence of South Vietnam in future). The U.S. adopted a plan of phased withdrawal known as "Vietnamization", whereby the ARVN would gradually assume all military responsibi ... mehr
In March 1972, North Vietnam launched a massive invasion of the south by sending 120,000 NVA troops, spearheaded by Soviet tanks, across the demilitarised zone. The offensive was aimed directly at the ARVN's main forces and focused on the cities of the Quang Tri province, Kontum in the Central Highlands, and An Loc to the north of Saigon. At that time only 95,000 U.S. forces remained there, 6,000 of them combat troops, and the leadership of ... mehr
This book tells about a Japanese girl who has an relationship with a white boy and an Color game in their class.
Emiko Sumoto is a 17 year old middleclass Japanese girl. She has a relationship with a white rich boy called Adam
Tarcher. Her father is against this relationship because his afraid of his daughter and doesn't trust the whites.
At the beginning of the book Amy, so Emiko is called by her friends and Adam go to the school ... mehr
The story is told in the first person by a writer. In 1985 astronomers notice ten puffs of smoke coming from the side of the planet. As they later discover, these explosions are ten missiles which are fired off at the earth. The planet is older than the earth and so the colling process is more advanced, the inhabitants therefore have to find another planet in order to escape destruction. The first falling star lands near Woking, outside London, ... mehr
Title: "The Wave - a classroom out of control"
Author: Morton Rhue
Ben Ross (history teacher)
Laurie Sanders (best pupil in her class)
David Collins (Laurie´s boyfriend)
Amy Smith (best friend of Laurie)
The class saw a film about the Nazi Regime. They can´t believe why people didn´t do anything against the Nazis. Ross can´t give an answer to the questions. It must be something one could only ... mehr
When the film had been a great success the author Morton Rhue was asked to write a book according to the film.
This novel was published in 1981 as "The Wave" by Morton Rhue.
The author, Morton Rhue, published it under the pseudonym Todd Strasser had become famous for some youth novels.
In a history-lesson the teacher Ben Ross showed a film about Hitler and his German youth movement. The pupils who a ... mehr
Laurie Saunders is sitting at her desk to write for The Gordon Grapevine. All the others are outside because it is a lovely day. They don't stop talking to their friends although they all know that they have to finish their next issue. The bell rings soon, so Laurie stands up and leaves the room to meet Amy in Mr Gabondi's French class. When the break is over, both go into the classroom of Mr Ross. He tries to thread a film through the complex, ... mehr
1. You are Laurie! Write a diary-entree in which you write down the daily events as well as thoughts and feelings!
1.1 Today, it was a terrible day. The film that I saw in our history lesson was awful. When I saw the film I felt more scared than ever before. My boyfriend David could not sheltered me. Nobody could stop this feeling. I hope a situation like this will never come again. Good night, my dear diary.
2. Information about some perfor ... mehr
Morton Rhue was born 1950 in Long Island, New York. He is very public because he had lots of publications in the "New Yorker" and "Village Voice". He also has written lots of youthbooks. Since his book "the Wave" he is also public in Germany.
The Wave plays at "Gordon High School". There are many characters in the book. The main characters are: Ben Ross (history teacher), Laurie Sanders (best pupil in her class + main editor of this school ... mehr
1. Main Characters:
-Ben Ross was a very good history teacher who always tried to involve his pupils in his lessons, therefore he did everything to make the students understand the subject.
He also communicated with them like a friend. With an experiment he wanted to make his students understand the people's attitude in the 2nd world war when Adolf Hitler reigned the Nazi regime. After his experiment Mr. Ross was popular for planing "living ... mehr
Since the ancient world people were thinking about the world they are living in. They tried to find out how everything works and the time which has passed since then.
By now scientist found some different ways for telling the age of things found on earth, of the earth itself and also of the universe.
Things which were alive once
Scientists choose among different kinds of natural clocks. For the period reaching back around 40 000 years th ... mehr
1977, PUFFIN BOOKS
Roald Dahl was born on September 13, 1916 in Llandaff, South Wales. He had three sisters Alfhild, Else, Asta and Astri. He was educated in Llandraff Cathedral School, then he was sent to an English boarding school: St. Peter`s. He was good at sports but academically he was toward the bottom of the class. One of his main hobbies was reading, and some of his favourite novelists were the adventure writ ... mehr
The title says that the story is about the sinking of a ship, the Mary Deare.
The story is about an attented insurance fraud.
The story is about the sinking of the Mary Deare, a ship, which had loaded , zement-blocks instead of exepensive aeroplane engines. The owner of the ship tried to wreck it, but he wasn´t able to. Later the insurance found out that the aeroplane-engines had been sold to the Chinese.
Les Martin is famous for his books for younger readers, he mainly wrote adaptations of movies or, as in this case, of TV - series, for example "Raiders of the lost Arc", "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" or "The Adventures of the Young Indiana Jones".
The novel deals with the main-characters of the "X-Files" - series, FBI - special agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. The story is about animals, that tried, as it seemed, ... mehr
history of the internet
requirements for being online
internet in schools
risks and safety on the internet
The ARPA net (Advanced Research Projects Agency Net ) , which was developed for the US Ministry of Defence in 1973, was the first real computer network. The idea of the ARPA net was to link a few computers at different places in the country in such a way, that the network would keep on working in the c ... mehr
The topic of my special topic is Critical (Science) Fiction, science in brackets, because only 1984 and Brave New World have scientifical fiction in them. I have read Animal Farm and 1984, both by George Orwell and in addition to these two books I have read Brave New World by Aldous Huxley and Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut. 1984 and Brave New World are Science Fiction books, Slaughterhouse Five is a mixture between war an ... mehr
Facts about the author:
Chinua achebe was born in Ogidi, in Eastern Nigeria, in 1930.His father was one of the early Ibo converts to Christianity who was evangelist and teacher in the church Missionary Society's village school.Chinua attended his father's school and having started to learn English at about the age of eight, went on to Government College, in 1944.In 1948 he entered University College and began to study medicine in Ibadan ... mehr