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Syria Lesson Plans

Students will research and discuss various components of the Syrian crisis, analyze the international response to the crisis and explore Global Issues in Context’s resources on Syria.

View the video Turkey-Syria Border Town Braces for War by MSNBC

Discussion Guide


Lesson Plan 1- PERSIG Syria

Objective:  Students will research and discuss various components of the Syrian crisis


Lesson Plan 2- Global Perspectives

Objective:  Students will conduct research and analyze the global response to the Syrian crisis


Lesson Plan 3- Syria using Global Issues in Context

Objective:  Students will explore Global Issues in Context’s Syrian resources

Handout Lesson Plan 3- Syria Focus Questions


21st Century Core Content
Government and Civics

21st Century Themes
Global Awareness

21st Century Skills
Think Creatively
Work Creatively With Others
Reason Effectively
Communicate Clearly
Collaborate with Others
Analyze Media
Be Flexible
Work Independently
Be Self-directed Learners
Interact Effectively with Others
Work Effectively in Diverse Teams
Produce Results
Guide and Lead Others
Be Responsible to Others

Additional Resources:
President Obama’s Speech on Syria in 3 Minutes by
Majority Opposes Military Attack on Syria by CBS News
Who’s Who in Syria Crisis by MSNBC
U.S. and Russia Reach Deal on Syria’s Chemical Weapons by MSNBC
Syria Crisis As it Happened by BBC

Additional Resources from Global Issues in Context:
Syrian Civil Unrest
United Nations
Obama Administration
Russia’s Renewed Power and Influence
Power Rivalries and Relations

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Posted on: September 20, 2013, 12:36 pm Category: Lesson Plans and School Projects Tagged with: ,

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