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New Review Archaeology Inventory Project
What can be learned from ancient art and artifacts? In the second of a series of lessons devoted to the history of Afghanistan, class members assume the role of archaeologists and investigate art found along the Silk Road. They observe, describe, and form hypotheses on the function of different pieces.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review Learn about BCE and CE through Events in Afghanistan
BCE and CE? Class members create a timeline of key events in the history of Afghanistan before and after the Christian Era using the provided list. They then add their own birth dates and events in American history as well.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 12 Views 7 Downloads
The Impact of Traumatic Brain Injury on Veterans and Their Families
As far back as your scholars can remember, their country has been at war. Be sure they understand the various implications of this global conflict by presenting personal stories of veterans who have suffered traumatic brain injury (TBI) on the front lines.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 23 Views 92 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review The Key Holder (Tahilwidar) Tradition in Afghanistan
The fifth in a series of six lessons focusing on Afghan history and art Here's the amazing story of the Tahilwidar, or Key Holder Tradition in Afghanistan. Class groups are assigned roles and then act out the process, developed to keep safe precious objects of Afghan art.
4th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
New Review Afghanistan and the Silk Road Map Project
Introduce your class to the rich history of Afghanistan, especially its ancient sites and its importance to the Silk Road, with a series of activities that begins with a mapping project. Using a variety of reference materials, individuals locate and label current neighboring countries, mountains and rivers, key cities of today, as well as ancient sites.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Afghanistan: Country Report with Questions
Building fluency in reading informational text is part of the common core. Get learners reading information about past and current issues related to the country of Afghanistan. They read the seven paragraph passage, then answer four related comprehension questions.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 5 Views 40 Downloads
New Review Preserving the Treasures of Afghanistan
What would you save? To launch an examination of how the people of Afghanistan protected precious works of art from Soviet and Taliban invaders, participants consider what they would save if invasion was threatened. They then view a presentation that pictures images of treasures that were protected and preserved.
6th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download
Afghanistan and Its Neighbors: Model Summit
Students examine the relationship between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War. They discover the role of religion and cultural identity in the war in Afghanistan. They explore the arguments for and and against the war as well.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 14 Downloads
Living Through a Drought: Weather, Geography, Afghanistan, Maps
Students practice map-reading skills. Using a drought map of Afghanistan from National Geographic's Afghanistan: Land in Crisis site, students study how to recognize drought, where drought can occur, and how drought affects the people who live there.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 9 Views 20 Downloads
The U.S. in Afghanistan: Analyzing Political Cartoons
High schoolers take a closer look at the U.S. presence in Afghanistan. In this global issues lesson, students analyze political cartoons related to the War on Terror. High schoolers discuss their impressions of the war and then create their own political cartoons based on the situation.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 15 Downloads
Learning to Survive
Using the article "Escaping Afghanistan: Children Pay Price," discuss the lives of Afghan refugees and the impact of Taliban rule. A detailed list of questions is provided, but you will have to search for the article. Extension activities and interdisciplinary connections are also included.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 56 Downloads
Armadillo: Reporting on War
Point of view is everything, especially when reporting about the war in Afghanistan. Class members compare and contrast the same event from the war in Afghanistan as reported by five different sources. Learners are also asked to rank the reliability of various sources.
10th - 12th Language Arts 6 Views 8 Downloads
On the Road with Marco Polo: From Hormuz to Kashgar
Young scholars examine the route that Marco Polo and his father traveled to reach China. They examine online maps of the Silk Road and harsh terrain of Afghanistan to determine challenges that may have been encountered during travel.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 7 Views 15 Downloads
New Review Forbidden Faces: Effects of Taliban Rule on Women in Afghanistan
The rule of the Taliban and America's war on terror are major issues in today's international affairs. Help acquaint your learners with the Taliban and its rise to power, dispel common misconceptions, and study the effects of their rule on Afghan women.
9th Social Studies & History 4 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Afghanistan: 12 Years Of Violence
Students examine Afghanistan's contemporary history. For this global issues lesson, students research print and Internet sources about the Taliban and their control of the nation. Students share their findings with their classmates.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 11 Downloads
Close Reading of Nasreen's Secret School: How Do People Access Books in Afghanistan?
Third graders continue to practice the close reading skills of capturing the gist and reading again for important details in the sixth lesson plan in a larger unit. This is a great beginning-of-the-year unit for establishing visible thinking routines and norms in the classroom.
3rd Language Arts 35 Views 27 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Alliance or Compliance?
Students examine the relationships between and among powers inside and outside Afghanistan in connection to United States military aggression in the territory. They examine the interaction between the Northern Alliance, the Taliban, Pakistan, etc.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 9 Downloads
Learners discuss the war in Afghanistan and the conditions surrounding the hunt for Osama bin Laden after reading the article "Bin Laden and Omar: Far Harder to Find" from The New York Times. After the class discussion, students research the physical and political geography of countries where terrorist groups are known to exist.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 9 Views 28 Downloads