Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Fulbright Hayes GPA project status

If there is a possibility of several things going wrong, the one that will cause the most damage will be the one to go wrong--Murphy's Law

Vietnam Projects
1.  Bibliography?  Well, this is a dead project.  There is not a whole lot of contemporary fiction and poetry being generated in Vietnam that has been able to clear censors.  I did not expect to see such censorship levels, but when I asked about the parameters for clearing the censors, no one was able to clearly tell me what could ban a book.  I will have to go through Amazon and Borders to locate texts.  
2.  Comparison/Contrast Powerpoints.  I've compiled enough photographic material to show some comparison/contrast images of Vietnam War era images and contemporary images.  
3.  New.  I'm going to develop a module surrounding George Orwell, and perhaps Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451.   

Cambodia Projects
1.  Verify the service learning link with AFESIP and Somaly Mam Foundation.  Unable to visit the sites, so I am unable to verify what exactly AFESIP does in Cambodia.  Will develop a service learning module, but only using local NGOs like CAST in Los Angeles.   
2.  Khmer Rouge.  Visited both sites of the Genocide, and I think I will develop a module surrounding the issues of genocide and mass killings.  Perhaps I will base it upon Hotel Rwanda, Sudan, Bosnia, among other things.  Powerpoint on Khmer Rouge will be developed.  
3.  Bibliography might be compiled, as I have some resources.

Projects have to be completely revised using local materials available in the USA.  Powerpoints will be easy to compile.  Bibliography projects have to be massively changed.