War

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.

July 23, 2011

Readings and discussion questions explore such topics as what it means to be "embedded" and how the media covered the pulling down of Saddam Hussein's statue and the attack on Fallujah.

July 23, 2011

"The Postwar Iraq Debate: Readings & Activities for HS Students Two readings on recent developments in Iraq,esti Bush administration policies, and domestic and international reactions to them, plus suggons for classroom activities."

July 23, 2011

This lesson, including a student survey, a reading using original documents, and suggestions for discussion, invites students to consider what it means to be a patriot in the United States.

July 23, 2011

Rumors are circulating that the military draft may be reinstituted, creating anxiety for young people. This classroom activity stimulates classroom debate and helps students practice for social studies Regents exams. The activity includes a brief history of the draft followed by a "document-based...

July 23, 2011

Help your students prepare for the NY Regents Exam with these document-based question exercises modeled closely on the format used in the exam.

July 23, 2011

A decade ago the world largely turned its back as an estimated 800,000 people were murdered in Rwanda. Today, genocide is occurring in Sudan's western region of Darfur. Here, student readings, questions for discussion and suggestions for student action.

July 23, 2011

Why do presidents go to war? Students read about how five U.S. presidents justified wars with Mexico, Spain, Vietnam, Grenada and Iraq, then consider the merits of their arguments

July 23, 2011

A leaked report from a British cabinet meeting raises grave questions about how and why the Iraq War was launched. A student reading includes quotes from the leaked document, from the Bush administration, and from Congress.