eBook Afghanistan, 1st Edition

  • David Nelson
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  • ISBN-10: 0737767553
  • ISBN-13: 9780737767551
  • DDC: 958.104
  • Grade Level Range: 10th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 209 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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Title explores decades of occupation and civil war in Afghanistan, from the Soviet occupation until the present day, addressing: atrocities committed both by the Soviet military and the Afghan mujahedeen fighters; the effect of US involvement in Afghanistan from 1979 on; the rise of the Taliban; and systemic abuse of women under the Taliban and other ruling parties in Afghanistan.

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Features and Benefits

  • The Genocide and Persecution series offers students and other readers a multitude of perspectives, allowing for a more nuanced understanding of these complex and horrific periods in world history.
  • Each volume is an anthology of previously published materials on acts of genocide, crimes against humanity, and other instances of extreme persecution.
  • Individual volumes address an event or series of events in a nation, region, or people's history, and include historical background, writings about the relevant issues and controversies, and first-person narratives.
  • By providing primary sources, as well as analysis of crucial issues, these volumes help develop critical thinking skills and encourage global connections; they also support key curriculum standards in a variety of areas, including history, English language arts and social science.
  • The text is enhanced by an annotated table of contents; a foreword written by an expert in the field of genocide studies; a chronology; detailed illustrations and photographs; features for classroom use, including analytical exercises, writing prompts, and group activities; a glossary; an annotated list of organizations to contact; an annotated list of reports, treaties, resolutions, and judicial decisions; a bibliography; and a comprehensive subject index.
  • The Genocide and Persecution series explores events from many angles, equipping readers with the tools to achieve a greater understanding of the enormity and brutality of such acts.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

David Nelson

David Nelson is a developer at Purdue University where he specializes in the development of educational games. He is currently leading a team of developers creating mobile games as part of an educational grant. He is also serving as a game-play and tool programmer on a grant from the National Science Foundation aimed at creating PC-based educational games. David is working on a B.S. in Computer Graphics Technology and a B.S. in Computer Science at Purdue University.