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Supporting the Women of Afghanistan Still
October 1, 2011

Women on the Rise in Afghanistan ~ Lesson Activities

INTRODUCTORY ACTIVITY 1. Let students know that today’s lesson will focus on advances made by women in Afghanistan, as well as the obstacles and dangers they face. Ask students to think of rights all men and women have in the [...]

War Was in the Air
October 1, 2011

Truth and Consequences ~ Lesson Activities

INTRODUCTORY ACTIVITY 1. Ask students who they think are generally the most directly involved in the fighting of wars. (Answers will vary, but will probably include soldiers.) Explain that wars have generally been fought by the military forces of opposing [...]

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October 1, 2011

Peaceful Protests ~ Lesson Activities

INTRODUCTORY ACTIVITY 1. Ask students to think about different ways people have voiced objections to war and/or unfair laws and policies. (Protests, marches, hunger strikes, writings, etc.)   2. Explain that today’s lesson will highlight efforts of nonviolent resistance that [...]

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October 1, 2011

The Changing Face of War ~ Lesson Activities

INTRODUCTORY ACTIVITY 1. Divide students into groups of 4-5 and distribute a full set of the “Worldmapper” mapcharts to each group and a copy of “The Shape of War” student organizer to each student. Tell students that they will have [...]

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October 1, 2011

Populations at Risk: The Problems Facing Internally Displaced Persons Worldwide ~ Lesson Activities

INTRODUCTORY ACTIVITY 1. Begin class by asking students if they are familiar with the term “refugee.”  If so, ask them to provide a definition, and write it on the board.  (Their definition of the term may include that a refugee [...]

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