Military

December 16, 2018
To the Teacher   2018 marked the 50th anniversary of the fiercest and most deadly year of the Vietnam War. 1968 was also the height of the anti-war movement in the United States. That year, protests…
April 1, 2017
Quiz   1. Which of the following countries spends more on defense than the United States? a) Soviet Union b) Saudi Arabia c) China d) North Korea e) None of the above f)  All of the above…
September 20, 2013
Objectives Students will: Share what they know about Syria Read an article about the conflict in Syria today Listen to different statements regarding Syria and decide what they think about them…
September 8, 2013
Objectives: Students will increase their knowledge about what is happening in Syria and the debate over how to respond. Students will read and consider different points of view about whether the U…
July 23, 2011
Student Reading 1: Who's in the military and why do they join?   Today there are 1,400,000 men and women in the United States military. Army: 402,150 (16% women) Navy: 314,083 (14% women) Air…
July 23, 2011
As controversy grows over military recruitment in high schools, we offer a set of rigorous, inquiry-oriented and student-friendly readings and activities that explore many aspects of the military,…
July 21, 2009
To the Teacher: The readings describe and present explanations for the behavior of people who work in bureaucracies of three large organizations and the effects of such behavior. In the first…
March 4, 2009
By Alan Shapiro To the Teacher It is very difficult to grasp the immensity of the U.S. defense budget and the complexity of how it is spent. In fact it's so complex that not even the Pentagon can…
March 12, 2008
By Alan Shapiro   To the Teacher: The main purpose of President Bush's "surge"—which sent 30,000 U.S. soldiers to Iraq, adding to the 130,000 already there—was to reduce violence, giving Iraqi…
February 6, 2008
To the Teacher: Military spending and the existence of a "military-industrial-congressional complex" has not been a major issue in the current presidential campaign. Yet the subject is vital to the…