To send me homework by e-mail, send it in an MSWord file as an attached file. Other formats, such as Powerpoint (.pptx), are possible, but .docx is the most common one for documents. Please give a file name with this format, with the hyphens:

your <last name-your first name-year-month-day.docx>

for example: tanaka-saburo-2021-06-21.docx

The date should be the date you send the attachment. If you send another draft later, use a new date so it will be easy for me to see which file is the most recent one.

When I return your homework by email, you will see my corrections in it in red font in an MSWord file. Please read this IMPORTANT DOCUMENT that explains how to use the reviewing and editing features of MSWord: How to Track Changes and Accept Changes in MSWord.

Final Project

The final project consists of a research report recorded as a multi-media presentation. Students will write an original script and perform the narration for the presentation. Students will choose one aspect of the Cold War period to study in detail.

Alternative Media to follow

Many of the topics we cover in this course are covered regularly in the following alternative media sites. Everyone knows about the mainstream media sites, so you can go to those if you like.

To succeed at a course like this, you have to develop a reading habit. Try to find articles which interest you in these alternative sources, and prepare to discuss what you learn from them during class time.


Anti Media


Black Agenda Report              

Constortium News


Democracy Now           



Greanville Post

Mint Press News               

New Eastern Outlook    ( 本語&English)


Peace Philosophy Centre ( 本語)

Peace Philosophy Centre (English)                

Physicians for Social Responsibility   

Russia Today              

The Asia-Pacific Journal       

The Ecologist               

The New Statesman

The Region

The Tyee          

Tom Dispatch                



Z Magazine

The teacher's blogs:

Teacher's YouTube channel (videos with English subtitles for English learners)

Tools for research:

Online sources students can use to create lists of resources in MLA, APA or Chicago style:

The Online Writing Lab of Purdue University