Preparing students for 21st century decisionsToday's students are the next generation of decision-makers and caretakers of our Earth. They need to develop a depth of understanding about the reasoning behind and implications of human actions, and the consequences for our world.To prepare for this kind of decision-making, students need to:
- Critically evaluate information they are consuming- Ask questions, parse out issues, and identify problems- Recognize and analyze information from different perspectives- Have a general understanding of the state of the world- Form arguments from evidenceCase studies anchored in real world issues enable students to focus on deconstructing the decision-making process. Students analyze an already determined decision through multiple stakeholders' perspectives. They examine the influence, complexity, and interconnection of relationships that occur during this process.
Use the resources on this page to engage students with activities and maps that relate to the areas of conflict that are discussed in the American War Generals film.
Best for: Grades 6+ (ages 11+)
Concepts: 1990's, 2000's, afghanistan, afghan war, american war generals, channel, cold war, decision making, desert storm, fall of siagon, generals, iran, maps, middle east, military, vietnam, vietnam war, war