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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 11 Views 7 Downloads
Afghanistan: 12 Years Of Violence
Students examine Afghanistan's contemporary history. In 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
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 5 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 7 Views 19 Downloads
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
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 0 Downloads
Life in Afghanistan: War, Insecurity, Poverty, and Corruption
Students examine life war-torn Afghanistan. In this current events lesson, students read the provided articles "Security for the Civilian Population," "Corrup-istan," and "Mothers and Daughters of Afghanistan." Students respond to discussion questions and may conduct further inquiry activities from the listed student inquiry suggestions.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 38 Downloads
The Women of Afghanistan
Students examine traditional role of women in Afghanistan, their experiences under rule of Taliban, and their struggle to provide better lives for themselves, their families, and their country in years since 2001. Students then organize and mount Poster Session showcasing their findings as part of Women of Afghanistan Day.
11th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History 3 Views 14 Downloads
What is life like for a teen in Afghanistan today?
Learners examine the economic and political structure of Afghanistan. They compare and contrast the Constitution of Afghanistan to the Constitution of the United States. Using the Internet, newspapers, and other resources, students explore Afghanistan.
6th - 9th Social Studies & History 3 Views 23 Downloads
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
AN INTRODUCTION TO AFGHANISTAN
Students are introduced to the country of Afghanistan with its unique people, culture, religion and major challenges. They view a powerful PowerPoint presentation on Afghanistan and its place in world history. A wealth of resource links are provided within this lesson.
9th - 12th Technology & Engineering 3 Views 15 Downloads
The U.S. in Afghanistan: Analyzing Political Cartoons
Students take a closer look at the U.S. presence in Afghanistan. For this global issues lesson, students analyze political cartoons related to the War on Terror. Students 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
Women in Afghanistan
Students investigate the role and status of women in Afghanistan. They listen to Laura Bush's radio address, complete a Webquest, explore various websites, answer discussion questions, and read newspaper articles about the status of women in the U.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 12 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 4 Views 39 Downloads
Soldier in Afghanistan
Students explore the conditions that soldiers in conflict bear. In this war lesson, students analyze a photograph of an American soldier in Afghanistan. Students discuss the power of images as well as the effects of exhaustion.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads
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 8 Downloads