Author(s)
Annissa Hambouz, The New York Times Learning Network
Javaid Khan, The Bank Street College of Education in New York City

Grades: 6-8, 9-12
Subjects: Geography, Global History, Language Arts, Teaching with The New York Times
Interdisciplinary Connections

Overview of Lesson Plan:In this lesson, students learn about the growing skepticism and disillusionment with religious extremism among Iraqi youth. They then write blog or diary entries, letters or scripts from the perspective of Iraqi teens grappling with changes in the religious, cultural and economic landscapes in this war-torn land.

Lesson Plan