The Taliban in Afghanistan
Kind of Activity:
Students will understand Afghanistan's recent history, particularly the rise of the Taliban.
Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.1, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.6
Show the class a clip from news report or documentary about recent Afghan history, particularly the country's history under the Taliban. After watching the clip, facilitate a discussion about how this media portrait of Afghanistan and the Taliban compares with the portrayal found in The Kite Runner.
Next, have students do their own research on the subject using books, newspapers, magazines,...
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