In the first clip from the My Country, My Country lesson plan, it's election day morning in the Baghdad. Dr. Riyadh, a Sunni, and his family prepare for the day. His son asks him whether or not he is going to vote. Ask students what they think Dr. Riyadh should say. Based on what students have seen in the clip, make a class chart of reasons to vote or not vote. Return to lesson plan »
Dr. Riyadh is an Iraqi medical doctor, a father of six and a Sunni political candidate. An outspoken critic of the U.S. occupation, he is equally passionate about the need to establish democracy in Iraq.
In this chilling video, Pol Pot's second in command, Nuon Chea (a.k.a. "Brother Number 2"), describes the decision they made to eliminate perceived "traitors" while they were in power. It's the first time a leader of the Khmer Rouge has admitted to ordering the killing of Cambodian people.