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Window to the World: Myanmar

Year 7 Integrated

Finding Resources in Oliver

Here are some books that you may find useful during your studies.  Search the Bennies catalogue Oliver for more, or browse the Non-fiction collection NFS.

Caritas Australia

Just 60 years ago, Burma was one of South East Asia’s wealthiest nations. Today it is one of the region’s poorest. Although it continues to be rich in resources, over one third of the population live in poverty.

Amnesty International

Google Earth

Google Earths a geobrowser that accesses satellite and aerial imagery, ocean bathymetry, and other geographic data over the internet to represent the Earth as a three-dimensional globe.

YouTube

One of the most important things a person needs is a home, for reasons like shelter, a feeling of security, and a sense belonging. But in Asia, many people have been forced to leave their homes and in some cases, live in a sort of limbo. Martin Lowe visited a refugee camp in Thailand where people fled persecution – only to wind up in another kind of prison.

Since independence, Myanmar has been subject to one of the world's longest ongoing civil wars. The war recently made headlines when 130 people were killed along the Chinese border. So what is the Myanmar conflict about?

Map Myanmar

                            

World Map- Myanmar

Images

CIA World Factbook

All you need to know about Myanmar

DFAT

Australia has had diplomatic relations with Myanmar since 1952. Myanmar, one of the poorest countries in the region, is undergoing an unprecedented, complex and challenging set of reforms: a transition to democracy; economic reform; and peace negotiations to end decades of conflict with the country’s ethnic armed groups.

BBC Country Profile- Myanmar

    

Myanmar, also known as Burma, was long considered a pariah state while under the rule of an oppressive military junta from 1962 to 2011.