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U.S. Involvement in Afghanistan PowerPoint Presentation

Grade Levels
7th - 11th, Homeschool
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  • PPTX
13 pages
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Objective: To examine the reasons for our historical and current military involvement in Afghanistan.

Topics Covered:

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

Planned troop withdrawal from Afghanistan

Key Terms and People:

Osama bin Laden

President Barack Obama

Malala Yousafzai


Video - Bin Laden's Beginnings (4:11)

Video - Birth of Al Qaeda (3:07)

Video - Inside Taliban Suicide Training (3:03)

Video - Osama bin Laden Dead: Inside the Top Secret Operation (2:43)

Video - Acid Attack on Afghan Girls (1:08)

Video - Face of Taliban Justice (2:44)

Video - The Story of Malala Yousafzai (2:22)

Video - Girls Defy the Taliban in Pakistan (3:44)

Video - President Obama announces that the Afghanistan War will be over by the end of 2014. (1:13)

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