War

September 8, 2013
Objectives: Students will increase their knowledge about what is happening in Syria and the debate over how to respond. Students will read and consider different points of view about whether the U…
July 20, 2012
  By Mark Engler   To The Teacher: Late in the spring of 2012, the New York Times revealed the existence of a secret "kill list" of suspected terrorists compiled by President Obama and his…
January 19, 2012
  By Mark Engler   To the teacher: January 11, 2012, marked the 10-year anniversary of the establishment of the U.S. government detention camp at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba. The…
November 7, 2011
To the Teacher: "Torture is wrong because it inflicts unspeakable pain upon the body of a fellow human being who is entirely at our mercy. The tortured person is bound and helpless. The torturer…
November 7, 2011
To the Teacher: What misconceptions did Americans have about the war on Iraq and why? According to polls concluded in the fall of 2003, a majority of Americans believed that Saddam Hussein was…
July 23, 2011
by Alan Shapiro     To the Teacher "When war is declared, truth is the first casualty."—Senator Hiram Johnson, speaking in the U.S. Senate, 1918. The senator's source may have been an article in…
July 23, 2011
To the Teacher:   Americans are caught up in a national debate about the future course of the United States in Iraq. President Bush's policy for Iraq now commands the support of only 27 percent of…
July 23, 2011
To the Teacher:   As soon as a conflict erupts, humanitarian organizations spring into action. And after a conflict stops, humanitarian aid continues. But helping suffering people is difficult and…
July 23, 2011
To the Teacher: U.S. abuse and torture of prisoners is an issue that exploded into public prominence with the photographs from Abu Ghraib in the spring of 2004. Reports from such human rights…
July 23, 2011
To teach about the Iraq war is, inevitably, to enter a minefield of controversy. But it is also an opportunity to promote a major educational goalóto increase understanding of a vital issue and of…