|Grade Level||Middle School|
|Time Period||2000-2099, Current Events|
|Topic||Current Events, International Relations, Military Engagement|
The situation in Iraq overwhelmed its citizens for 8 long years, and continues after the formal withdrawal of US troops. While news reports cover the big picture of religious strife, military action and global political pressures, the necessities of daily life: work, food, education, and family are also part of the landscape. To give students a focused understanding of the events that affect the area, they will use timelines to gather data and try to imagine the day to day life of Iraqi citizens.