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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. 
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.
Learners 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.
High schoolers analyze the main themes of President Bush's UN Speech and discussion of the NewsHour report on the Iraq Debate. In this debate lesson, 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. High schoolers 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.
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. 
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 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.
Students examine historical relationship between the United States and Iraq, and differentiate between fact and opinion.
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?
Learners 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.
Learners 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 worksheet, 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. 
Students read an article about the possibility of sending more troops to Iraq. As a class, they participate in a mock trial in which they decide if it is necessary to build schools in the war-torn country. Individually, they role play the role of an Iraqi militant in which they write an editorial in which they consider the building of schools as propaganda. As a class, they discuss what might happen if the soldiers are not paid for their service.