Turkey to Afghanistan: Government and Economy


World Cultures North Africa and the Middle East Turkey to Afghanistan: Government and Economy
Students explore the recent history of Afghanistan and its implication on the country's government and economy. Then, in small groups, they research similar information on Iran and Turkey and present it to one another. Finally, students research the most recent government crisis in Turkey and write a news report explaining it and comparing it with government crises in Iran and Afghanistan.

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Overview:

In this experience, students explore the recent history of Afghanistan and its implication on the country’s government and economy. Then, in small groups, they research similar information on Iran and Turkey and present it to one another. Finally, students research the most recent government crisis in Turkey and write a news report explaining it and comparing it with government crises in Iran and Afghanistan.

In scene 3, students will work in small groups.

Objectives:

  • Describe major events in modern times in Iran, Afghanistan, and Turkey and their influence on government, foreign relations, and economy.


If you ever listen to the news from around the world, you likely hear the countries of Iran, Afghanistan, and Turkey mentioned. In this experience, you will explore some of the important recent events in those countries. You’ll also think about how those events are related to their current government, economy, and relationships with other countries.

Objectives:

  • Describe major events in modern times in Iran, Afghanistan, and Turkey and their influence on government, foreign relations, and economy.




The “City of Screams,” Afghanistan


What comes to mind when you think about the word “Taliban”? In a word or short phrase, share an idea with your classmates.

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Discuss student responses together. This is an important diagnostic point for you to determine what your students know and don’t know. You might extend the conversation by asking “How does the Taliban relate to 9/11 and Al Qaeda?”


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