Middle East

November 7, 2011

Three student readings examine the growing instability of Afghanistan.

July 23, 2011

A meaty overview and suggestions for study to help students broaden their knowledge of Islam's past and present, and the U.S.'s role.

July 23, 2011

Three student readings explore the Israeli/Palestinian conflict over Jerusalem, tensions between the US and Israel over the issue, and how it affects US relations with Arab nations and people.

July 23, 2011

What should the U.S. do in Iraq? A student reading offers an overview of the five most discussed strategies, issues associated with each, and suggestions for class activities and student inquiry.

July 23, 2011

A reading followed by an inquiry exercise invites student scrutiny of four different estimates of Iraqi civilian deaths.

July 23, 2011

One student reading explores the new document, which Iraqis will vote up or down on October 15; another presents information on everyday life in Iraq. A Document-Based Question (DBQ) has students consider different perspectives on the state of Iraq today.

July 23, 2011

Iraq, with its newly elected government, faces new opportunities and problems. We provide two readings for high school students. The first provides a capsule overview of Iraq; the second summarizes major problems that face the country now. Discussion questions and suggestions for student activities...

July 23, 2011

A brief compilation of websites offering opinion, analysis, news and other material helpful in promoting inquiry in your classroom.

July 23, 2011

This document-based question exercise uses quotes from journalists about the challenges of reporting from Iraq as the basis for a student essay and discussion.

July 23, 2011

A document-based question exercise and reading on the difficulty of assessing Iraqi civilian casualties.