Ideas to help students learn about the crisis in Syria

09/10/2013 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Teachers who want to address the crisis in Syria in the classroom can ask students to research and discuss how the U.S. should respond to allegations of the use of chemical weapons. Teachers can start by asking students what they know about the situation, explain that U.S. officials believe chemical weapons were used multiple times in Syria and ask students to explore the question: When is the use of military force justified? Students can write their responses and share them with the class.

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