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Learning About Syria: A guided presentation for classroom use
The Basic Facts Syria :
Syria: The Basic Facts Syria is a country bordering the Mediterranean Sea that is considered part of the Middle East.
Syria: The Basic Facts While it is mostly desert, it has many beautiful cities that are centuries old.
Syria: The Basic Facts It is roughly the size of Missouri and has over 20 million people.
The Recent History Syria :
Syria: The Recent History Since the year 2000, it has been ruled by the dictator Bashar al-Assad.
Syria: The Recent History His rule has been autocratic, meaning governed by one person, without any democracy.
Syria: The Recent History Since 2011, the Syrian people have rebelled against him, demanding their basic human rights.
Syria: The Recent History Their revolt has been part of a movement for freedom in the Middle East known as the Arab Spring.
The Rebellion Syria :
Syria: The Rebellion The revolt was started by students who wrote anti-government graffiti on the wall of their school.
Syria: The Rebellion Assad’s forces have struck back, attempting to crush the rebellion.
Syria: The Rebellion Over 20,000 Syrians have been killed in the past two years.
Syria: The Rebellion Over 250,000 have been forced to flee for their lives in refugee camps in Jordan and Turkey.
The refugee camps
The World’s Reaction Syria :
Syria: The World’s Reaction The U.S. and other countries have tried to work with the United Nations to find a peaceful solution.
Syria: The World’s Reaction China, Russia, and Iran all have blocked these actions, fearing the Syrian revolt will spread to their countries.
Syria: The World’s Reaction It is unclear if Assad will remain in power.
Syria: The World’s Reaction Enforcing a “No-Fly” Zone could stop Assad’s gunships from terrorizing the people.
Syria: The World’s Reaction Starting sanctions —or penalties— on Assad’s bank accounts could cripple his power.
Why it matters Syria :
Syria: Why it matters The United States has its own history fighting tyranny in the American Revolution.
The Boston Massacre, 1770
Syria: Why it matters History has also shown that oppresion often spreads to other countries if it is not stopped. Nazi invasion of Poland, 1939
Syria: Why it matters We exist as one global community. What affects one person, affects us all.
What you can do Syria :
Syria: What you can do Put pressure on the world’s leaders to stop Assad’s violence. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations
Syria: What you can do Call 1-800-GENOCIDE to express your concern to our leaders.
Syria: What you can do Spread the word by friending “I Am Syria” on Facebook.
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