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This product has an article from the New Your Times on Putin going into Syria. This article comes with 27 comprehension questions designed to help your students understand the situation happening in Syria today. These questions can be done as classwork, homework or in small cooperative groups. I have teacher made articles explaining Sunni and Shia, the Levant ( ISIL,ISIS and Daesh), The Free Syrian Army and The al-Nusra ; so your class will have a better understanding of these terms. This product is designed to encourage your students to bring in more articles about this ongoing current event. After your students read the articles in this package of materials, they will have a deeper understand of the volatile situation happening in the Middle East today. This crisis will be an important issue in the upcoming 2015 primary debates and 2016 presidential election. This product will certainly give your class the background information needed to select the candidate who would be best qualified to lead our country during the next 4-8 years. This just might be the most important election that your students will be involved in during their life time. You have the opportunity to get your class interested in the events that may determine what kind of world they will live. Help your students become educated voters and help them turn their parents on to current events at the same time. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.