This collection includes lesson plans and teaching ideas created by the editors of Rethinking Schools, as well as teaching materials created by other teachers around the country who are trying to come to grips with the issues raised by the war. If you would like to contribute a lesson plan or teaching idea to this collection please email Bob Peterson at repmilw@aol.com.

Drawing on History to Challenge the War | pdf
By Polly Kellogg
Using the video Hidden Wars of Desert Storm in the classroom.

Entering History Through Poetry | pdf
By Linda Christensen
Poetry can help students examine the consequences of war.

Teaching Gulf War II | pdf
By Bill Bigelow
Lessons can encourage students to question the official story on Iraq.

Teaching with Protest Songs | pdf
By Bob Peterson
Songs can be used to motivate and educate.

"A World Up Close," | pdf
By Bob Peterson
A 5th grade teacher helps his students explore issues of war and terrorism as they look at the war in Afghanistan.

Defeating Despair | pdf
By Bill Bigelow
High school teacher Bill Bigelow discusses strategies for teaching about global injustice without presenting a "curriculum of despair."

Whose Terrorism? | pdf
By Bill Bigelow

A powerful lesson for middle and high school students to examine the nature of terrorism and the role that the United States and other countries play in its perpetuation.

Rethinking the Teaching of the Vietnam War | pdf
by Bill Bigelow

Songs for Global Conscience | pdf
An annotated listing of songs about global justice issues.
Also see "protest songs about Iraq"

Antiwar Songs - A List By ZNet
http://www.zmag.org/Songs/songarchive.htm
This list includes limks to the lyrics of dozens of famous and not-so-famous songs about war.

Predicting How the U.S. Government Will Respond to the Iraqi Government | pdf
by Hyung Nam.
This teaching idea looks back at the history of U.S. relations with Iraq In order to better understand U.S. objectives today. The lesson asks students to focus on critical choice points in U.S. policies on Iraq. By attempting to predict U.S. policy choices, students will not only understand what happened in the history which has led us to today's crisis, but also understand that there were real possibilities of creating a different policy.

This collection includes lesson plans and teaching ideas created by the editors of Rethinking Schools, as well as teaching materials created by other teachers around the country who are trying to come to grips with the issues raised by the war. If you would like to contribute a lesson plan or teaching idea to this collection please email Bob Peterson at repmilw@aol.com.

Spring 2003

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Lesson Plans and Teaching Ideas

Suggested Readings for Teachers and Students

Background Documents and Related Materials

Maps and Geography Activities

Resources for Teachers

Links About the War

Teacher Groups Against the War

Teacher Resolutions Against the War