So far, we’ve covered a lot in our thematic unit on war. We’ve focused on the War of 1812 and the Mexican War in the last part of the 3rd Quarter, but in the beginning of the 4th, we’ve spent a bunch of time learning about the causes of the Civil War, its impact on slaves, the larger issues of racism in the north and the south, as well as Lincoln’s positions on the topic. Here’s the list of the work we’ve done so far:
We’ve also spent some time last week asking and answering questions concerning Al Qaeda, the Taliban, Osama Bin Laden and 9/11 in the context of the larger war on terror. Here’s the link to the Terrorism Options and the Afghanistan Political Cartoons. There’s also more background information here on those cartoons.