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A 10-minute video effectively recaps the US efforts during the Gulf War. Young learners who don't know much about this war will benefit from watching this film. The major events, leaders, and personalities associated with The Gulf War are all presented. Well-done.

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Teach your class about the Gulf War with an informational passage. Pupils read the one-page text and respond to four questions on the next page. 
Students examine the issues surrounding Gulf War Syndrome. In groups, they analyze evidence from the war and medical information. They participate in a debate in which they support their feelings on whether the government of the United States tried to hide this issue from the Americacn public. To end the lesson, they read articles from veterns who suffer from the disease.
Students study the historical background of Desert Storm/Desert Shield. They determine that not all Americans were in favor of the Gulf War and examine the Gulf War Syndrome. They discover that another possible cause pertains to chemical weaponry or fallout from Allied bombing.
Young scholars examine facets of the Gulf War. In this Gulf War lesson, students review vocabulary and people related to the war. Young scholars then research various Gulf War Topics in heterogeneous groups. Students share their findings with their classmates.
Students research the political climate prior to major American wars of the past, then reflect on the current call for power to confront Iraq. They create posters using newspaper articles and headlines to highlight the major opinions of that time.
Explore the shift in politics, population growth, and economy that followed the Cold War. Upper graders begin this journey in 1975 with the postcolonial crises and Asian economic expansion, then moves into the end of the bi-polar world in 1989. They jump back into conflict as they learn about crisis in the Soviet Union and the Gulf War. This presentation concludes with an extensive look at population growth and threats to the environment. Well done!
Eleventh graders explore arguments surrounding Abraham Lincoln's opposition to the Mexican War. They compare the arguments surrounding Lincoln's opposition to war with those surrounding war protestors during the Persian Gulf War in 1991.
In this online interactive world history worksheet, students answer 20 matching questions regarding post-Cold War Europe. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
Students re explore a piece of history to bring it back into focus for today's young people. They enhance their building on their distance from the conflict with an objective debate about its merits. Students research maps, charts and photos as a visual aid to a debate.
Eleventh graders explore the term terrorism.  In this US History lesson, 11th graders participate in a press release on terrorism. 
For this Iraq worksheet, learners complete multiple choice questions about the Gulf War, the looting at the Iraqi Museum, and more. Students complete 4 questions total.
Students examine the role of the Department of Defense. They explain the process in which the government decides it is going to go to war with another country. They identify key decision makers and explore the role of the United Nations.
Young scholars analyze the relationship between war and media. In this media awareness lesson, students listen to their instructor present a lecture on freedom of the press and military censorship. Young scholars participate in an activity connected to the content of the lecture.
Students define propaganda and list the various propaganda techniques used to influence people. They identify propaganda methods used by the American Government to encourage Americans to support the war effort
Eighth graders explore the Cold War Era. In this world history lesson plan, 8th graders discover the positions taken by countries during the Cold War as they listen to lectures regarding the major events and turning points in the Cold War. Students also read selected text and listen to music regarding the era.
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. Preview the powerful and thought-provoking materials before deciding whether or not to use with your class.
Students visit two sites about World War II. These sites show how war can impact a nation and how people have coped with life during years of war. Particular attention is paid to how the media covers the current war in Iraq.
Students study the Powell Doctrine and how it relates to the current administration's stance on the Iraq War.
Students research the Civil War and the Battle of Gettysburg. In this Gettysburg lesson, students analyze journals and letters written by the Gettysburg soldiers. Students define Civil War soldier vocabulary words. Students compare and contrast the two drafts of the Gettysburg Address, learn about the leaders of the war in a power point, rewrite 3 paragraphs of the Gettysburg Address, and complete a creative project.

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