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Learn About Iraq, K-2

Length of Time:   15-20 Minutes


Everyone hears a great deal about Iraq, located in the Middle East. This primary activity will show students the major cities, ports, and regions of the country. They will also locate other important geographical features and begin to reflect upon the impact of geography on the history and current situation of this very complicated region.

Essential Questions

What are the basic geographic features of this country that is in the news?

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