Matters of Education

Learning Happens Everywhere

Iraq’s Neighborhood, K-2

Length of Time:   20-30 Minutes


Everyone hears a great deal about Iraq. This primary activity will help students place Iraq within the context of the Middle East and identify major political divisions in the area. They will locate other important geographic features and reflect upon the impact of geography on the history and current situation of this very complicated region.

Essential Questions

What does neighborhood mean for countries?
What is Iraq's neighborhood like?

Common Core Standards

Content Standards

Grade 1: True Stories and Folk Stories from America and Around the World

History and Geography: Map Skills

Grade 2: E Pluribus Unum: From Many, One

History and Geography: Map and Globe Skills