Geography Now! Iraq

For most young learners, Iraq is synonymous with war. But its history includes the first written language, the cradle of civilization, the birth of three major religions, and a vibrant culture. A video resource showcases the lesser-known elements of the complicated Middle Eastern nation.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Show the video before covering topics such as Desert Storm or Desert Shield
Classroom Considerations
  • Video fits as the 80th in the comprehensive Countries A-Z playlist
  • Reference to a Koran written in Saddam Hussein's blood and strong language may make the video inappropriate for some viewers
Pros
  • Video highlights neglected topics associated with Iraq
  • Resource offers a concise history that is a good primer for a variety of lesson plans
Cons
  • None