Military

December 16, 2018

50 years after the movement against the war in Vietnam reached its peak, students explore that movement - and consider why we don't have a more powerful anti-war movement today.

 

April 1, 2017

President Trump's federal budget plan would greatly increase military spending, and slash spending for other programs. Students explore the budget with a quiz, readings, and discussion.  

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. 

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, the draft, and the war:

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, the draft, and the war:

July 21, 2009

In three student readings and activities, Alan Shapiro invites students to consider the behavior of people in bureaucracies, including the health insurance industry, finance, and the military.

March 4, 2009

Student readings offer an overview of the defense budget and the Pentagon; explore the issues surrounding production of the F22; and discuss the military-industrial-congressional complex. Discussion questions follow. The accompanying DBQ exercise is described below.

March 12, 2008

Four student readings and an introductory questionnaire expore the effects of the surge and the state of Iraq today. Student activities follow.

February 6, 2008

Three student readings and a quiz explore why the complex developed, how it operates, and some of its consequences. Discussion questions and opportunities for further inquiry and citizenship activities follow.