ERIC Number: ED475603
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: N/A
National Interests and Global Security: The Case of Iraq. Occasional Papers.
Arkin, Linda; Gherardi, Jen; Levy, Tedd
Issues in Global Education, n175 2002-2003
Most global studies programs focus either on the study of geographical areas or on global issues that transcend national boundaries. Unfortunately, most U.S. social studies teachers were trained to teach U.S. history or western civilization and have little background in the concepts and issues of global and international education. Studies have shown that the average person does not understand international conflicts. This resource guide is intended to supplement 60-second sound bites and provide teachers and students with information about the U.S. conflict with Iraq. Its readings, maps, and other activities present multiple perspectives and have been designed to serve as springboards for discussion in the classroom. The guide begins with background information on Iraq, delineating geography, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, trade, agriculture, and foreign relations. It provides activities (Crisis with Iraq; What Is Propaganda?), readings, a map activity, student forum, 12 discussion questions, selected resources on Iraq, and an Iraq historical timeline. (BT)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Class Activities, Curriculum Enrichment, Foreign Countries, Global Education, Learning Activities, Map Skills, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Student Educational Objectives
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: American Forum for Global Education, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: Iraq