Objective: To examine the reasons for our historical and current military involvement in Afghanistan.
Soviet invasion of Afghanistan
U.S. assistance of the mujahedeen
Jihad / Osama bin Laden
Formation of the Taliban
Formation of al-Qaeda / 9/11 attacks
Pakistan / Afghanistan border
2011 troop withdrawal from Afghanistan
Key Terms and People:
Osama bin Laden
President Barack Obama
Video - Taliban Training Video (2:41)
Video - Acid Attack on Afghan Girls (1:08)
Video - Face of Taliban Justice (3:00)
Video - Osama bin Laden Dead: Inside the Top Secret Operation (2:43)
Video - CNN: Osama bin Laden Death Tests U.S. and Pakistan (2:44)
Video - President Obama's Plan to Withdraw U.S. Troops From Afghanistan (2:37)
Video - Afghanistan Troop Withdrawal: Report From Afghanistan (3:23)
This PowerPoint will need some pre-teaching to cover some of the politics not explained on the presentation, but overall it is quite well done. The links are excellent, too.
Good for a Social Justice unit for the excellent info on Al Queda.