Links

This page includes links outside of Scholastic.com
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Talking About War

Teaching the Iraq Crisis
http://www.esrnational.org/
This Web site from Educators for Social Responsibility is packed with links, lesson plans, resources, and suggestions for how to discuss the war with Iraq in your classroom.

Kurds:

The Kurds' Story
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/saddam/kurds/
PBS explains the relationship between the United States and the Kurds of northern Iraq. Includes interviews with key Kurdish leaders and senior American officials.

Iraq:
CIA-World Fact Book
http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/iz.html
View a map of Iraq, learn about the people, their land, government, and more.

Arab Net
http://www.arab.net/iraq/
This site from Arab Net contains information on the history, culture, and geography of Iraq. You'll also find great information regarding the Iraqi media.

Muslims:
Islam in the United States-Department of State
http://usinfo.state.gov/usa/islam/
You'll find information about American Muslims, their lives, religious and social culture, and the major issues currently facing their community.

Muslim Heritage.com-Discover Muslim History
http://www.muslimheritage.com/
Visit this site to learn about the history of Muslim Heritage. View a Timeline which covers 1,000 years of history. Check out an Interactive Map, which shows monuments, discoveries, and more.

Islam:
Mecca
http://library.thinkquest.org/28505/islam/mecca.htm?tqskip1=1&tqtime=0613
Learn about the birthplace of Islam and read about the Hajj, a Muslim pilgrimage to this holy city.

Muslims
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/muslims/
PBS interviews Muslims from around the world.

Introduction to Islam
http://www.iad.org/contentFrame.shtml
Learn about Islam at this site from the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia.

The Islamic Calendar
http://webexhibits.org/calendars/calendar-islamic.html
See what an Islamic calendar looks like, and find out why you can't print one out in advance.

Hajj and Umra
http://www.tohajj.com/eng/
You'll find information on the types of Hajj, the pillars of Hajj, the objective of Hajj and much more.

U.S. Military:
The United States Armed Forces for Kids
http://library.thinkquest.org/CR0212200/
Visit this site to learn about the history of the U.S. armed forces. You'll also find information on basic training, and a glossary.

The U.S. Army
http://www.army.mil/
The official site for the United States Army.

Military History
http://www.army.mil/cmh-pg/
This site from the U.S. Army Center of Military History contains a wide assortment of books, documents, photos, and artwork documenting the history of the U.S. Army.

The United States Navy
http://www.navy.mil/
Visit the official Web site of the U.S. Navy.

The United States Coast Guard
http://www.army.mil/cmh-pg/
The official site of the U.S. Coast Guard.

National Guard
http://www.ngb.army.mil/
Official site of the National Guard.

U.S. Marines
http://www.usmc.mil/
Official Web site of the United States Marines.

U.S. Air Force
http://www.airforce.com/index_fr.htm
Official site of the United States Air Force.