This reading covers the Persian Gulf War (Iraq War I). It discusses background knowledge on Saddam Hussein and Iraq, the reason he invaded Kuwait, why the US got involved, the formation of the coalition, a summary of the war itself, and the aftermath.
*2 1/2 page reading
*9 reading questions
*Link to Google Doc version
Note: I have a BA in International Studies on top of my teaching certification. My focus area was the Greater Middle East and Indo-Asia. I have a minor in Arabic and have traveled abroad to study Middle Eastern History and Arabic. I have done extensive research on Middle Eastern history, culture, and politics for well over a decade.
Pairs well with:
* "Middle East and Islam: Need to Know facts, fill-in-the-blank"
* "Modern Middle East Conflicts: Sykes-Picot Agreement"
* "Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: Simulation and background reading"
*"Modern Middle Eastern Conflicts: War in Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, and Terrorism"