Middle East

October 18, 2019

Students learn about the Kurdish people and discuss President Trump's controversial decision to withdraw troops that had been protecting Kurds in the region.

February 18, 2014

Students explore life in the immense Jordanian refugee camp of Za’atari by viewing and analyzing photos and consider the U.S. response to the Syrian refugee crisis.  

September 20, 2013

Students learn more about the current conflict in Syria, and consider different points of view about how the U.S. should respond.  

September 8, 2013

Students learn background on what is happening in Syria and the debate over a U.S. strike, consider opposing views on the issue, and discuss their own opinions and how they might act on them. 

November 7, 2011

Readings and activities to help students explore the conflicting views, history, and possibilities for peace among Palestinians and Israelis.

November 7, 2011

Two readings and accompanying activities explore whether the torture of prisoners is the result of a few individuals acting alone or of broader government decisions.

November 7, 2011

Have U.S. forces violated international law in their treatment of prisoners in Iraq, Afghanistan, & Guantanamo? Has that treatment amounted to torture or war crimes? If so, who should be held responsible? Here, we assemble a wide collection of excerpts from original materials to use as a basis for...

November 7, 2011

"This two-part lesson, with readings and, in Part II, suggested classroom activities, is aimed at helping students consider and develop opinions on the war in Iraq. Part I: What Is Going Right and What Is Going Wrong? Part II: How to Get Out?"

November 7, 2011

"This two-part lesson, with readings and, in Part II, suggested classroom activities, is aimed at helping students consider and develop opinions on the war in Iraq. Part I: What Is Going Right and What Is Going Wrong? Part II: How to Get Out?"

November 7, 2011

Most Americans have major misconceptions about the war. A questionnaire, readings & activities help students explore the facts.