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1. Objective (READ) SWBAT explain what makes a natural resource a strategic commodity. 2. Question of the Day. (TURN OBJECTIVE INTO A QUESTION) 3. Warm-up (ANSWER) A) How would you justify invading an oil-producing country?

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    1. 1. Objective (READ) SWBAT explain what makes a natural resource a strategic commodity. 2. Question of the Day. (TURN OBJECTIVE INTO A QUESTION) 3. Warm-up (ANSWER) A) How would you justify invading an oil-producing country? B) What would you do if you just found ten million dollars hidden in the floor of your bedroom?

    2. 1. Objective (READ) – Day 2 SWBAT describe characteristics of a stateless nation. 2. Question of the Day. (TURN OBJECTIVE INTO A QUESTION) 3. Warm-up (ANSWER) A) Why does the US care about oil so much? B) How does the US treat oil-producing countries?

    3. Activity  Warm-up

    4. Activity  Teacher Instruction (TI)

    5. Activity  LAPTOPS

    6. Activity  GROUPS

    7. Table of Contents 1. Create a new page called “Oil” 2. Label it page # 60.

    8. Directions: Copy this on your strategic commodity page.

    9. Directions: Copy this on your strategic commodity page.

    10. LOCATION OF KUWAIT

    11. Persian Gulf War – Explanation 1. Kuwait and US vs. Iraq 2. Kuwait taps into OIL field on the Iraq side of the border. 3. Iraq (Saddam Hussein) invades Kuwait to take over their oil supply Directions: Copy what is in the box in the explanation column.

    12. Persian Gulf War - Explanation 4. US defends Kuwait and defeats the Iraqi army. Kuwait keeps their OIL and independence. Directions: Copy what is in the box in the explanation column.

    13. Clip Questions A) Why does the US back Kuwait in the Persian Gulf War? B) How does the US respond to Saddam’s invasion?

    14. Directions: Copy this on your strategic commodity page.

    15. B. Kurds 1. Kurds = An ethnic group located in Iraq, Turkey, Iran, and Syria ADD THE KURDS TO YOUR CHART

    16. B. Kurds 2) STATELESS NATION – An ethnic group that does not have a homeland of its own. 3) The countries that the Kurds live in do not want to give up their oil rich lands. Directions: Copy what is in the box in the explanation column.

    17. 4. Kurds Clip: A) Describe what happened to the Kurds. B) How did being a stateless nation contribute to this situation? A reporter gives a report next to a mass grave found after the genocide by the Iraqi military against the Kurds

    18. Directions: Copy this on your strategic commodity page.

    19. B. Iraq War 1. US invades Iraq. 2. US captures Saddam Hussein and controls the country.

    20. B. Iraq War 3. New Iraqi government allows OIL companies from the US, China, Europe, and Russia to get Iraq’s OIL.

    21. 4. Iraq War Clip A) What was Saddam Hussein doing that got him in trouble with the US? STRAIT OF HORMUZ = Super important chokepoint.

    22. What is a strategic commodity? • Definition: A resource so important that countries will go to war for it. READ ONLY Fighting in the Persian Gulf War – Kuwait, notice the burning oil fields in the background.

    23. Directions: Create this on your OIL page

    24. Exit Ticket • Directions: Answer the prompt below: Create an example, either real-life or fictional, that demonstrates a strategic commodity. • Directions: Answer the prompt below: Create an example, either real-life or fictional, that demonstrates a stateless nation.

    25. TURN IN YOUR EXIT TICKET ON THE CHAIR BY THE DOOR Exit Ticket • Directions: Answer the prompt below: Create an example, either real-life or fictional, that demonstrates a strategic commodity. Step 1 – Identify a strategic commodity. Underline it so that it is obvious to me. Step 2 – Explain a story about a conflict over that strategic commodity. - If you want to draw it, include labels so that I know what is going on.

    26. Exit Ticket • Directions: Answer the prompt below: Create an example, either real-life or fictional, that demonstrates a stateless nation. Step 1 – Identify an ethnic group living in a series of other nations. Step 2 – Explain a story about that explains how they are considered a stateless nation. • Directions: Answer the prompt below: Create an example, either real-life or fictional, that demonstrates a strategic commodity. Step 1 – Identify a strategic commodity. Step 2 – Explain a story about a conflict over that strategic commodity. - If you want to draw it, include labels so that I know what is going on.