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How to talk to your kids about Syria


Caption: Creative common photo via flickr user greekadman.

If your kids watch TV or go online, they’ve probably seen something about the ongoing conflict in Syria. However, the escalating civil war that has claimed the lives of over 100,000 people in brutal violence can be a tough topic to broach with children.


NewsHour Extra, the NewsHour’s educational resource site, has put together a list of resources to help teachers and parents start constructive and informed conversations about Syria, the Middle East and foreign policy.

Be sure to check out Extra’s list of visual resources and lesson plans, and the NewsHour’s Syria cheat sheet.

H/T Allison McCartney.