Use this powerful power point to teach Fact and Opinion and background information about Iraq at the same time. This power point is filled with facts about Iraq---facts that your class may not know. It also has many opinions; some you will agree with and some that you may not agree with. What a great opportunity you have as a teacher to encourage your students to think for themselves. This power point explores the concept: Are opinions attitudes and views not based on facts or are our opinions sometimes based on facts that we acquire as we learn more and more about different subjects? Your class will have the opportunity to create a class power point on Facts and Opinions in this package of materials. What a great opportunity you have to get your class and possibly their families to become interested in the news. I realize as a teacher there is so little time in the classroom to teach current events; therefore I encourage you to integrate current events with other skills that you are required to teach. This product includes a lesson plan on teaching facts and opinions using an editorial on Iraq that appeared in the New York Times after ISIS invaded Iraq in June 2014. This article is timeless because it reviews events that have transpired in Iraq during the last years. It is an editorial and has opinions within the article and you can use it as a springboard to look up facts that support the opposing opinions that come up in your classroom. Teach your students how to think for themselves and also how to check out facts to see if they are correct; while teaching the concept of opinions. This presentation encourages your students to discuss topics using facts and to respect others who have different opinions. One map activity on Iraq with two map tests are included in this package. Comprehension questions that I have made to go along with the article are also a part of this product. I have these products listed individually on TpT or just buy this one product and save money.