The Iran Nuclear Deal and Its Critics

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What was the purpose of the Iranian Nuclear Deal? An insightful resource explains nuclear tensions in the Middle East and Iranian weapon development that contributed to the Nuclear Deal in 2013. Academics learn the agreement limited Iran's development of nuclear weapons and discover why US Congress opposed the deal. Class members then create a Senate subcommittee to propose their own resolutions and present them to the class. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Compare President Obama's response to the Iranian Nuclear Deal to President Trump's actions
  • Guide a class debate for and against the Iran Nuclear Deal
Classroom Considerations
  • Additional information on the nuclear conflict with Iran may be needed to increase learners' understanding 
  • Lesson uses senators' statements both for and against the deal to create a balanced perspective 
  • Provides extension activities to enhance engagement 
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