Learn more about Iraq and its geography, people, and culture. Includes the latest news reports on the current conflict, plus information about Saddam Hussein. There are maps, pictures, video clips, lesson plans, and online news sites for kids. Included are two eThemes resources about the Iraq War.
This is a documentary about the fate of 8,ooo Kurdish men and boys who disappeared during the early years of Saddam Hussein's rule. Read about the crimes that Hussein was accused of, his trial, or watch the complete program online. NOTE: This site contains a message board.
This news story for older students has information about the situation of Iraqii Kurds, the country's largest ethnic minority, and the Kurdish city of Kirkuk, a northern city that controls some of the country's biggest oilfields. Includes a video interview with the Kirkuk chief of police.
These sites have tips to help educators answer students' questions about the war with Iraq. Includes information about identifying students who are upset and advice on how to help them cope. There are activities to prompt students to discuss their feelings. Other sites let students post their artwork online or send a message to troops. There is a link to an eThemes Resource on Iraq.