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.
This site explains how to use the book "Playing War" to teach children about war. Includes: a heads up, resources, adult resources, a list of children's books the explore aspects of war, kids activities and issues, and book discussion questions.
This articles deals with talking to students about the war with Iraq; including: how kids react to news about war, what details to share, how to deal when students know someone directly involved, what kids worry most about, how to talk to kids about using fighting to solve problems, how to reassure children, how to deal with children's worries and concerns, letting children watch television, and how to know if your child is having trouble.
This article deals with talking to kids about terrorism or acts of war; including how children react to news about war or terrorism, how to tell what children are thinking, how to talk to children about it, letting children watch television or read about terrorism, sharing your opinion about children, how to reassure a child, and what to do if they know someone in the area of conflict or terrorism.
Learn more about Iraq and its geography, people, and culture. Includes the latest news reports for kids on the current conflict, plus information about Saddam Hussein. There are maps, pictures, video clips, and lesson plans.