Friday, August 29, 2014

ISIS and the Tigris and Euphrates

On Wednesday my county had its in-service day and one of the themes we discussed was connecting material we are teaching to today's world.  Well for those of you who teach ancient world history, this NYTimes article will make it easy as it both has an article as well as a great graphic showing what ISIS (Islamic State in Syria and Iraq) has captured along the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers and also has Aleppo on the map.   The article also mentions a number of Americans joining the terrorist group.  Talk about making it relevant! 

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