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English: A Thousand Splendid Suns Research: 1: History of Afghanistan

In preparation for reading A Thousand Splendid Suns, groups will research a variety of topics.

Group 1: Webquest Task

You are a member of the Afghan Committee on History. What are the important events, positive or negative, that have shaped your country’s history? Your task is to define the important events of Afghanistan, indicate their effects of the country, and make a proposal for a better Afghanistan based on lessons learned from history. Considering the history of Afghanistan, note the FIVE most important events, positive or negative, that have shaped the country’s history. In selecting your top five, consider their effects on the country (positive or negative) and be prepared to explain the significance of each event on the country. Based on this information, how might you propose a better Afghanistan based on lessons learned from history?

Criteria: Your visual should include…

  • The FIVE most important events (positive or negative)
  • The effects of these events on the country (positive or negative)
  • Two conclusions you have reached about Afghanistan’s history.
  • Examples to support each conclusion. This support will be research information or anecdotes from news articles.
  • Thoughtful, proposed ideas or steps for a better Afghanistan based on lessons learned from history.
  • Images from your research that increase the viewers’ understanding of your topic.

Note: Your fundamental task is to educate your classmates on Afghanistan’s history. Leaders' names are not as important as a basic understanding of what has happened in Afghanistan over long periods of time.

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