FW: Resources for teaching about Iraq
Diane and other Mid-East experts-let us know whether these are worthwhile.
From: Bailis, Michael
Sent: Thursday, March 27, 2003 10:14 AM
To: Salem, Dorothy; Lewine, Mark; 'gordonm@...'
Subject: Resources for teaching about Iraq
For a module on Iraq, as well as modules on other Middle East countries, history, geography, Arab culture, literature, and all 70+ modules on five world regions go to http://www.coe.ohio-state.edu/mmerryfield and click on online modules for global educators. The Iraq module includes an annotated list of web, print and media resources. These resources are from online modules developed by the Ohio State Program in Social Studies and Global Education and Ohio State’s Middle East Center. All these resources have been recommended for teachers. Check them out before giving students access.
As the U.S. has moved closer to war with Iraq, the Choices for the 21st Century Education Program has continued to offer free curriculum resources that present a range of views on the issue. This material may continue to be a helpful resource to help students understand the choices made to date and consider the new choices that will be before us in the days and weeks ahead. Crisis with Iraq is available to print from the Choices Program web site at http://www.choices.edu/iraq. For updated materials as events unfold, check the "Teaching with the News" page from the Choices web site at http://www.choices.edu. (There is also a link from our "Teaching with the News" page at
During the Iraq War, NewsHour Extra will provide daily updates and lesson plans to help your class understand that the military action is not a series of isolated news events, but rather part of a bigger story with long ranging consequences. Most of the coverage will originate on our homepage (http://www.pbs.org/newshour/extra/), but the lesson plans and other features will be on our Iraq page: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/extra/features/iraq/index.html. In addition to the news-related updates and lesson plans, there will be an opportunity for students to ask questions about issues or terminology that might be confusing. Students are also encouraged to SPEAK OUT! and send in reports about how the war is affecting their community, essays, poems and artwork.
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