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Students view a video clip about the reconstruction efforts in Iraq. They work together to compare and contrast the reconstruction plans after the Spanish-American War and World War II. They compare those results to the situation in Iraq.
Students examine public opinion about the war in Iraq. They read and discuss an article, participate in a poll, analyze statistics, create annotated scales demonstrating their findings, and write a reaction paper.
Young scholars analyze the main themes of President Bush's UN Speech and discussion of the NewsHour report on the Iraq Debate. In this debate instructional activity, students answer pre-listening questions and view a transcript of the speech. In groups of two or three they take the side of a member of the UN or the National Security Council. Young scholars also create synonyms for the terms used and create sentences using the terms correctly.
Young scholars view a video clip about the war in Iraq. They discuss how the coalition forces know when they have won. They read an article about the situation as well.
Learners examine the historic Shia-Sunni conflict to assess its present-day status in Iraq and determine how it might play out in postwar Iraq.  In this World History lesson, students research the factors that contribute to the current schism between the two groups in Iraq.  Learners predict the status of the Shia-Sunni relationship in postwar Iraq.
Students participate in a service-learning project pertaining to the war in Iraq. In this service-learning lesson, students participate in up to 12 activities that require them to collaborate and discover facts regarding the war in Iraq. The Middle East-themed activities require them to hold teach-ins, hold town hall meetings, conduct surveys, provide humanitarian aid, form media watches, and write plays.
Students discuss their feelings when they read or watch news of Iraq. They choose topics from a list and rate them from most to least interesting.
Students explore the non-partisan and disparate position the United States government and political figures are taking regarding U.S. military presence in Iraq. They analyze and summarize current accounts and coverage of the events in Iraq.
Young scholars examine historical relationship between the United States and Iraq, and differentiate between fact and opinion.
Students analyze the chemical and biological weapons of mass destruction that Iraq is accused of having. Students investigate the history and resolutions that have been made regarding bioterrorism.
Students study the concept of an Interim Government in Iraq and propose possible leadership options.
Students study the history of the United Nations and answer study questions regarding the role of the UN in present day post-war Iraq.
Students study the role of exiles and refugees in Post-Saddam Iraq. Students are then asked the question: What could be some of the obstacles that exiles may encounter when working with the Iraqi civilian population?
Students research the impact of the Iraqi war on the civilian population in Iraq. They read an article, participate in class discussion and consider efforts that are being made to alleviate difficult conditions.
Students read an article noting some American advisors questioning the leadership in Iraq. Individually, they role-play the role of advisors to President Bush and answer specific questions. They view quotes and explain them in their own words to end the lesson.
High schoolers read articles, conduct Internet research and participate in a mock debate to explore the pros and cons of withdrawing from Iraq or remaining in conflict with the insurgency. They consider the difficulties of consensus building and write an editorial explaining their positions.
Take your class through a moment in modern history in this presentation, which details the rise of Saddam Hussein and the dynamics between Iraq and its neighbors during the Persian Gulf War and the current Iraq war. Though slightly outdated (the slides end in 2005, before Hussein was executed), this is nonetheless an interesting and engaging background for a lesson on Iraq's tumultuous relationship with its own citizens and with the American government.
In this Iraq activity, students read the article, answer true and false questions, complete synonym matching, complete phrase matching, complete a gap fill, answer short answer questions, answer discussion questions, write, and more about Iraq. Students complete 10 activities total.
In these reading skills worksheets, 5th graders read a map about the Middle East and Iraq. Students use the map to answer the 7 questions. Students then complete a graphic organizer about safety in their school, community, family, military, and government.
Students explore the implications of U.S. involvement in Iraq. In this global issues lesson, students read the suggested articles on the War in Iraq and then address the reason that the United States invaded Iraq in 2003.