Exploring Our World: People, Places, and Cultures

Chapter 18: North Africa, Southwest Asia, and Central Asia Today

Web Activity Lesson Plans

In this chapter, students learned about North Africa, Southwest Asia, and Central Asia Today. They read about the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in response to concerns over weapons of mass destruction. The issues around the war and the continuing efforts to rebuild Iraq are complex. Students can use this Web site to learn more about the experiences of several U.S. military personnel. Students will learn about the efforts of individuals as well as the diverse roles the military plays to protect the citizens of Iraq and help rebuild their war-torn country.

Lesson Description
Students will visit a Department of Defense Web site to explore the accomplishments of several military personnel who have been designated as heroes. Students will interact with short biographical profiles to gain an understanding of their heroic deeds and to learn more about the U.S. military’s responsibilities in Iraq.

Instructional Objectives

  1. The learner will be able to describe the role of the U.S. military in Iraq.
  2. The learner will be able to discuss the diverse roles of individuals serving in Iraq.

Student Web Activity Answers

  1. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines
  2. Student answers should reflect information provided on the site.
  3. Awards include the Bronze Star, Silver Star, Navy Cross, and Legion of Merit.
  4. Student answers should reflect details provided by the Heroes’ profiles.

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