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Costs of the Iraq War, HS

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The US led coalition fought in Iraq from March 2003 until December 2011. There are many ways to evaluate what this war cost both countries. In this activity, students will first look at those elements that can be measured specifically. They will then consider the less tangible but equally import costs of this conflict.

Essential Questions

How does a nation assess the cost of war?

Common Core Standards

Content Standards

US History II

Contemporary American, 1980-Present

US II.33 the course and consequence of diplomatic initiatives
World History II: The Rise of the Nation State to the Present

Contemporary World, 1989-Present