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(Updated on 30/10/2012)

 


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VOCABULARY :

  • The Green Zone "is the common name for the International Zone of Iraq—a 10-square-kilometer (3.8-square-mile) area in central BaghdadIraq, that was the center of the Coalition Provisional Authority and remains the center of the international presence in the city."
    (Wikipedia)

 

 

FACTS :

  • 'Normal life' in Iraq amid the violence
    "The United States is to withdraw all its forces from Iraq by the end of next year.
    In that time, the roughly 50,000 American soldiers who remain will be trying to train Iraqi security forces to deal with the daily violence that still plagues the country."

    (BBC)

 

  • Wikileaks Iraq war documents: the key issues
    "The Wikileaks website has released some 400,000 secret US military files documenting the conflict in Iraq.
    A number of issues have been raised by their publication, for example:
    - Should the documents have remained confidential?
    - Was the US military keeping a record of civilian deaths?
    - Was it right for US to simply pass on reports of torture and executions to the Iraqis, rather than taking action?
    - The impact of the leaks on Iraqi politics
    - The legacy of the overthrow of Saddam"

    (BBC)

 

  • Iraq
    "Military action, collateral damage, insurgency and suicide bombings are daily occurrences in the country. Security experts say unstable areas include Baghdad and stretch from Tikrit in the north to Hillah in the south and from Mandali in the east to Ramadi in the west."

    (wonders-world.com)





  • Iraq War (Wikipedia)
    "The Iraq War (also known as the Occupation of Iraq, the Second Gulf War, and Operation Iraqi Freedom is a military campaign that began on March 20, 2003, with the invasion of Iraq by a multinational force led by troops from the United States under the administration of President George W. Bush and the United Kingdom under the Prime Minister Tony Blair."



    "Map of the invasion routes and major operations/battles of the Iraq War as of 2007."

 

 

 

 

TIMELINE :

 

 

PICTURES :

  • Looking Back at Iraq - a slideshow
    "See major moments from the U.S. mission in Iraq over the past nine years."

    (online.wsj.com)
  • In pictures: Seven years of war - a slideshow (BBC)
    "A look back in images at the seven years from the US-led invasion of Iraq to the withdrawal of US combat troops."

 

 

  • Drawing Down, Moving Ahead - a slideshow (nytimes.com)
    Note: "The images in this slide show include scenes of dead or wounded  soldiers and civilians."

 

 

IRAQ WAR IN FIGURES :

 

 

IRAQ COALITION TROOPS :

 

 

 

US MILITARY BASES :

 

 

KIDS :

  • Violent Toys the Rage in Iraq - October 5, 2010
    "In Iraq, kids want to become part of the battle, choosing violent toys - including pistols, guns, mortars, bombs, rocket launchers and mini-Humvees - for playtime. They're also taking their toys, banding together and walking the streets like a little gang."
    (worldnews.about.com)

  • A Parent's Guide to Explain the War (psychologytoday.com)
    "Many parents have had to explain the war in Iraq to their children. Violent images of warfare and an increased risk of terrorism could be damaging to a child."


  • Talking to children about war (BBC)
    "A Gloucestershire charity has advice on talking to children about war."
    + a VIDEO

 

 

LISTENING :

  • “She died on an incident that I sent her on.”
    "Max Voelz met his future wife, Kimberly, on Valentine’s Day, while they were training to work in Explosive Ordnance Disposal — the Army’s elite bomb squad.
    Both Max and Kim were sent to Iraq in 2003. One night, Max called in the location of an explosive and Kim was sent to disarm it. She did not survive the mission.
    Max sat down for StoryCorps to remember her."

    (storycorps.org)

    Army Couple Deploys To Iraq, But Only One Returns - an article (npr.org)

 

INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES :

  • Quiz - Iraq War - Build-Up (UK perspective)
    "This is a quiz on events and viewpoints during the long build-up to Gulf War 2. Take this quiz to see how closely you followed events before the war started."
    (funtrivia.com)

 

 

ACTIVITIES TO PRINT :

 

 

LESSON PLANS :

  • Lessons for War (educationworld.com)
    "Education World has collected some age-appropriate online lesson plans, activities, and resources that will allow you to incorporate lessons about the war into your regular curriculum. Included: Fourteen lesson plan sites and 14 additional resources for teaching about the war in Iraq and related issues."

  • WikiLeaks Releases Flood of Iraq War Files (23rd October, 2010) - a lesson plan
    (breakingnewsenglish.com)

 

 

 

WEBQUESTS :

 

 

INTERACTIVE GAMES :

 

 

VIDEOS :

  • What is Victory ? - an animation by Mark Fiore (markfiore.com) - UPDATED

  • Thanksgiving in Iraq
    "Soldiers at Camp Liberty in Baghdad celebrate Thanksgiving away from home."

    (abcnews.go.com)

 

 

 

  • George Bush Art by Phil Hansen - with a video
    "This picture of President George W. Bush was made with the names of Coalition soldiers that died in the Iraq war."

    (philinthecircle.com)





 

CINEMA / TV :

  • Green Zone "is a 2010 war thriller film... Iraqi General Mohammed Al-Rawi..., hiding in Baghdad, is meeting with his aides talking about the invasion of Iraq early in the morning of March 19th, 2003. Al-Rawi suggests that they wait until the Americans arrive and perhaps make his army an offer to join their forces..."
    (Wikipedia)

 

 

CARTOONS : (Si le lien est inaccessible, enregistrer l'image pour obtenir la taille initiale.)


Cartoon: We Blew It

"This cartoon by Nick Anderson from the Houston Chronicle relates to the tenth anniversary of
the start of the Iraq war in 2003."

+ BACKGROUND + THE CARTOON + COMMENTARY + VOCABULARY
+ GRAMMAR + RELATED ARTICLES
(englishblog.com)

 

Leaving Iraq
- Cartoons

(cagle.com)

 

South Asia :
A field guide for American
policy-makers

(jamesmole86.wordpress.com)

 

Leaving Iraq
(cagle.com)


Iraq War Cartoons
(politicalcartoons.com)






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