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New Review Women’s Rights in Iraq
Through guided discussions and collaborative activities, your class members will not only have the opportunity to learn more about the rights of women in Iraq, but they will also consider common misconceptions of Islam and examine the concept of ethnocentrism.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 12 Views 9 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Insurgency In Iraq: A Quandary for the U.S.
Students 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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
Citizens For and Against the War of 1812
Use this exceptional resource to examine the discourse and debate that occurred at the start of the War of 1812 with your class. Learners will first consider their own position on the war in a silent journal writing activity. Then after consulting primary source documents through guided instruction, independent practice, and working in pairs, your class will come together to summarize source material and construct an informed argument on the issue.
8th Social Studies & History 48 Views 38 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Iraq: War and Peace Activities
Address conflicting arguments with middle schoolers. They interpret different viewpoints for the Iraq War. After expressing their ideas about the Iraq War, they defend their viewpoint and participate in a persuasive argument for their viewpoint.
8th - 11th Language Arts 3 Views 13 Downloads
Does history really repeat itself? Encourage your middle and high schoolers to answer this age-old question by reading the attached articles on the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962 and the Iraq Crisis of 2002. How similar or different are these crises?
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 45 Downloads
Dictating the Future
Read the article "Bush Lays Out Goals for Iraq: Self-Rule and Stability" and examine the keys points from President Bush's speech. Whether presented in written text or as an audio bite students will work in groups to research world dictators and analyze presented information.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads
Saddam Hussein and Modern Iraq
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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 16 Downloads
Create a Public Opinion Survey: The Middle East in the News
Though the discrete content here is a pair of New York Times articles about a 1998 military strike on Iraq and the coincident impeachment by the House of Representatives of then-President Clinton, this detailed plan for creating, conducting, and analyzing a survey based on related news stories could apply to any relevant nonfiction texts.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 33 Downloads
Reconstruction of Iraq: A Lesson of Historical Precedents
Young scholars 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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 23 Downloads
New Review Breaking the Muslim Monolith: Exploring Stereotypes
Bringing to light our own tendencies to stereotype is a key step toward becoming open-minded and informed members of a world community. Use this rich resource to discuss the harmful effects of stereotyping, as well as to consider the monolithic view of Muslims that exists today.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Weighing the War
Study opposing viewpoints with this lesson, which examines President Bush's September 2004 address at the United Nations. Middle schoolers study the text of the address, and then stage formal debates arguing for or against the reasons to go to war in Iraq, as well as the outcomes of the president's decisions.
6th - 12th Language Arts 5 Views 71 Downloads
Lesson: Jeremy Deller: Conversing about Conflict
Bridge cultural awareness, community, government, and art with an introspective and thought-provoking lesson plan. Upper graders become globally and socially aware as they analyze and explore the art of Jeremy Deller. They consider his images of Iraq, specifically those images portraying community hubs.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
A Fair Trade
Students examine a piece of art to find objects and symbols used by the artist. In this visual art lesson, students look at Jaun Quick-to-See Smith's, "Trade Canoe for Don Quixote." They look for symbols and items that show the artists view on the war in Iraq.
K - 5th Language Arts 8 Views 7 Downloads
War in Iraq
The events leading up to war in Iraq are shown, starting with Desert Storm and President George W. Bush taking office. This news report is peppered with interviews with members of the cabinet and ends with President Bush's decision to invade Iraq.
6 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
George HW Bush and the End of the Cold War
John Green provides a fantastic summary of the presidency of George HW Bush, reviewing the president's background experience in the United Nations and the CIA, the presidential election of 1988, foreign policy implications after the end of the Cold War, and the nation's involvement in the first Iraq War.
14 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
Introduce your middle and high schoolers to a different perspective on war: that of soldier's. Read Guisseppi Ungaretti's poem "Vigil" to kick-start this instructional activity. After discussing his perspective, read "The Screaming Eagles Fly to the Gulf.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 92 Downloads