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War in Iraq: Teacher Resource

April 4, 2003
Web posted at: 2:51 AM EST (0751 GMT)

The War in Iraq presents educators and parents with challenging opportunities for teaching and listening to our kids. The curriculum development team at CNN Student News has created this resource for you to use in addressing this topic. We hope you find this Teacher Resource both useful and informative. Check back often to find new information and resources.

Resources

    • CNN Student News - Interview with a child psychologist on Helping Kids Cope with War, with associated online resources

    • CNN Student News - Ongoing Activities for War with Iraq

    • CNN.com - War in Iraq

    • Holt, Rinehart and Winston - Conflict in the Persian Gulf

    • Holt, Rinehart and Winston - War and Daily Life

    • AOL@School - War with Iraq

Discussion questions and activities on war-related topics

    • Examine the history of U.S.-Syria relations

    • Learn about the challenges ex-POWs face when readjusting to society

    • Learn about the geography and status of military operations in Iraq

    • Examine the evolution of democracy in different nations

    • Examine whether the death of Saddam Hussein would end the war in Iraq

    • Learn about precision-guided weapons

    • Analyze the challenges of protecting civilians in war

    • Examine international reaction to the war in Iraq

    • Identify acts of heroism in the war in Iraq

    • Analyze the challenges faced by the military in supplying its troops

    • Evaluate the content and style of news summaries on the war in Iraq

    • Learn about the impact of burning Iraqi oil wells

    • Learn about U.S. paratroopers and the "Airborne Creed"

    • Examine the president's role as commander and chief

    • Learn about the history of the U.S. Cavalry

    • Compare urban combat in Iraq to other conflicts

    • Learn about the Geneva Conventions

    • Assess the historical impact of the "shock and awe" campaign

    • Examine the role of journalists in documenting history

    • Examining the strike on Iraq




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