Syrian Crisis & American Government
Within this lesson plan students work with the current Syrian Civil War crisis and look at the intricacies of the roles of government in foreign affairs. This lesson is meant to be paired with the Origins podcast entitled “It Takes a Historian to Understand the Middle East…Doesn’t It?” by Jane Hathaway et al. Through this podcast students gain an understanding of the issues present in the Middle East as well as the importance of consulting historians who are familiar with the people and culture when making foreign policy decisions.
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