Conflict


  • Coping with the Crisis | Wide Angle

    This video from Wide Angle provides insight into an Iraqi refugee’s life in Jordan, as well as his life before leaving Iraq. The video explores how host countries Jordan and Syria are coping with the Iraqi refugee crisis and features an interview with Jordan’s Queen Noor.

    Grades: 9-12
  • Dying to be a Martyr | Wide Angle: Lesson Plan

    This lesson investigates conflict in the Middle East from the perspective of young would-be Palestinian suicide bombers, drawing on video segments from Wide Angle's "Suicide Bombers" (2004). News footage, web sites, and primary sources are used to help provide students with additional perspectives on the conflict.

    PLEASE NOTE: This lesson aims to help teachers and high school students explore the Middle East’s complex history and the roots of the terrorism that threatens the world we live in. It includes resources for teachers such as information on Christianity, Judaism and Islam; the Balfour Declaration; and U.N. Resolution 181, and has been amended to include news footage showing the devastating impact of a suicide attack in Israel. The PBS NewsHour segment and the video segments from “Suicide Bombers” (2004) contain graphic imagery and mature themes. All videos should be reviewed before sharing with students.

    Grades: 9-13+
  • The Gifts of Life | Wide Angle

    Ahmed Khatib, a Palestinian boy living with his family in the Jenin refugee camp in the West Bank, was killed by the Israeli army in 2005 when soldiers thought the toy gun with which he was playing was an assault rifle. In this video segment from the Wide Angle film "Heart of Jenin," Ismael Khatib, Ahmed's father, decides what to do with his 12-year old son's organs and highlights the reactions of Druze, Bedouin, and Orthodox Jewish families who received them.

    Grades: 9-12
  • Going Home? | Wide Angle

    This video segment from the Wide Angle film "Iraqi Exodus" explores the challenges Iraqi refugees face and the tough decisions they make to either stay in a host country or return home.

    Grades: 9-12
  • Grozny University | Wide Angle

    The destruction of buildings and institutions is one of the many devastating after-effects of war. Former dean of Grozny University in Chechnya, Dr. Raikom Dadashev, comments on the contributions of the university and gives a tour of the shattered campus in this video segment from the Wide Angle film "Greetings from Grozny."

    Grades: 9-12
  • Guerrilla War | Wide Angle

    Guerrilla warfare is often employed when there is an imbalance of power between warring parties. In the Chechen war, rebels adopted the tactics of guerrilla warfare to face the more powerful and established Russian military. In this video segment from the Wide Angle film "Greetings from Grozny," hear from Chechen guerrilla soldiers and take a rare look at one of their hidden outposts.

    Grades: 9-12
  • In Search of Peace | Wide Angle

    This video from the Wide Angle film "Heart of Jenin" introduces the viewer to Ismael Khatib, a Palestinian man, who donated his son, Ahmed’s, organs to 6 Israeli children and Yaakov Levinson, an Orthodox Jewish man whose daughter received one of Ahmed’s kidneys. This video provides an introduction to their lives and their hopes for peace.

    Grades: 9-12
  • The Iraqi Refugee Crisis | Wide Angle

    This video segment from the Wide Angle film "Iraqi Exodus" provides an overview of the Iraqi refugee crisis and challenges the refugees face.

    Grades: 9-12
  • Israel and Palestine | Wide Angle

    The history of the conflict in the Middle East can be traced back to the Balfour Declaration of 1917 in which the British government stated its support for a Jewish state on the land of Palestine. Unrest soon followed and the conflict continues to this day. In this video segment from the Wide Angle film "Suicide Bombers," two young Palestinian Islamic radicals explain their hatred for Israelis and Islam's justification for the use of terror as a way to take back their homeland.

    Grades: 9-12
  • The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict | Wide Angle

    This video from the Wide Angle film "Heart of Jenin" features host Aaron Brown and Gordon Lichfield (deputy editor of economist.com) discussing the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict and why it persists.

    Grades: 9-12
  • Labor Disputes | Wide Angle

    As China continues to benefit from a market economy, labor disputes entering litigation have increased. This video segment from the Wide Angle film "The People's Court" shows the courthouse proceedings of a labor dispute brought by Li Mingna, a car salesman who has filed suit against his former employer for unpaid severance.

    Grades: 9-12
  • Making a Difference in the Midst of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict | Wide Angle: Lesson Plan

    Using segments from the PBS program: Wide Angle, this high school lesson explores the history and complexity of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and examines the roles individuals and organizations can play in promoting understanding and peace. In addition to videos, there are links to websites and interactive activities that give students more insight into the conflict.

    Grades: 9-13+
  • Pankisi Valley | Wide Angle

    Regions bordering countries at war are often susceptible to the encroachment of their borders and boundaries. During the Chechen war, rebels, Islamist militants, and refugees sought asylum in the Pankisi Valley of northeast Georgia. This video segment from Wide Angle provides a view of this region and its new inhabitants.

    Grades: 9-12
  • Steven Pifer Interview | Wide Angle

    In its refusal to accept Chechnya’s independence, Russia has waged a long-standing war on the republic. In this video from the Wide Angle film "Greetings from Grozny," Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Steven Pifer shares the U.S. viewpoint on Russia’s war on Chechnya.

    Grades: 9-12
  • Suffering and Recovery | Wide Angle

    Nearly a million people died in the Rwandan genocide and it has been left to the survivors of one of the most brutal events in world history to heal a nation. This video segment from the Wide Angle film "Ladies First" presents the role of a local Catholic church and priest in bringing members of the Hutu and Tutsi tribes together.

    Grades: 9-12
  • Suicide Bombing | Wide Angle

    The aftermath of a suicide bombing leaves many unanswered questions, such as what could have stopped this person from taking his life and the lives of others. In this video segment from Wide Angle, radical Islamist Mohanned Abu Tayyoun takes viewers through the events of the day of his planned operation and explains what prevented him from carrying out a suicide bombing.

    Grades: 9-12

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