I am an award winning (see profile), recently retired HS Global Studies teacher, now teaching at the University of Rhode Island (Political Science), and in the Education Dept of Salve Regina University. Thus, I believe I know my content well, as well as strategies for teaching said content. (See profile) Eighteen teachers have purchased this product since August 2015.
This power point covers essential background information needed to understand Iraq since the beginning of Saddam Hussein's rule up to the emergence of ISIS. I have another power point covering the emergence of ISIS, but you can't understand ISIS until you understand Iraq between 1979 and 2014.
I have successfully used this power point with Juniors in high school, with Freshman International Politics students at the University of Rhode Island and with senior citizens. It would not be appropriate for middle school students.
There will be significant parts of this power point which will help you, the teacher, understand this issue better. There will be some parts you'll have to research on your own a bit further, and there will be some of the topics in the 66 slides that you will choose to delete.
A second file includes a 6 sided guided note sheet which corresponds with the power point.
If you like my style and substance, check out my other 51 products on TpT at my TpT "store": 21st Century Global Studies. Here are some of my products: ISIS, Islam - you'll be surprised, Syria, Libya,Iran, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Iran, Terrorism, Central American migration to the USA, Guatemala, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Botswana, Somalia, Comparative Electoral systems, UN Simulations on Capital Punishment, Drug Trafficking, Climate Change and Syria, Democracy, Communism, North Korea, Bhutan, Finland and more!