Afghanistan

PBS 2-minute news summary: coronavirus, 2020 Olympics postponed, Afghanistan

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In this current events lesson, check out the PBS NewsHour from Mon. March 23rd, on the cancellation of the Olympics and an update on Afghanistan. Continue reading

On the 19th anniversary of 9/11, ask your students: How has the world changed?

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Wednesday marks the 18th anniversary of the attacks on September 11th. Discuss with your students how the U.S. and the world have changed. Continue reading

Defense Secretary Mattis departs President’s cabinet

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Why have so many high-ranking members left the Trump administration in the last two years? In this NewsHour lesson, discuss why Secretary of Defense James Mattis resigned from President Donald Trump’s cabinet. Continue reading

Afghanistan: What your students should know about the new strategy in America’s longest war

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On Monday, President Donald Trump announced plans to deploy 4,000 more U.S. troops in the 16-year long Afghanistan War, the longest war in our country’s history. Continue reading

Under President Trump, a new strategy for the Afghanistan war sparks debate

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The U.S. war in Afghanistan has progressed for 16 years, and a new strategy for how to proceed has caused debate among Trump and his national security team. Progress has been slow and the president has reportedly been frustrated with his advisers. Continue reading

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