1. Advanced: India and Pakistan have both laid claim to the Kashmir province. The result has been unrest and open conflict. Both countries have been testing nuclear weapons. Tensions have been rising. In an effort to settle which country Kashmir belongs to, an international team of negotiators has been set up. It will investigate this issue and make recommendations to the United Nations. Your group is now part of that team and will recommend a solution. You will be expected to demonstrate a deep level of understanding about how the claims have arisen, why the two countries feel justified in making claim to the area, and how the people of Kashmir feel about the issue.
     
  2. Basic: The province of Kashmir in India is a beautiful, mountainous region that beckons to tourists around the world. It also has been a continued source of tension between Pakistan and India. Unfortunately, because of recent exchanges of artillery fire, nuclear testing, and strife in Kashmir, the flow of tourists to this province has been slowed greatly. Your group has been approached by an international tourism agency concerned with ecotourism. This agency wants to be able to tell its clients why visits to Kashmir are not a good idea right now. The agency wants your recommendations about how to resolve the tensions there so that people can once again visit this beautiful place.
     
  3. High school: Affirmative action has brought many changes to the United States in the last 35 years. Much progress has been made to ensure equal opportunity for all, regardless of race, gender, color, or creed. India presents us with a situation in which people were divided by a caste system, with "untouchables" having the least opportunity. India has had an affirmative action program for the past 50 years. You have been tasked with researching this program and compiling 1) an assessment of the progress made in India because of affirmative action and 2) suggestions for what we in the United States can learn from the experience in India.


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