The United States in Afghanistan helps students consider the issues surrounding the U.S. role in Afghanistan.
Videos for Readings: The videos below follow the outline of the curriculum unit. The headings correspond to the headings in the student readings.
Videos for Lessons accompany lessons in the teacher's guide of the curriculum unit.
Scholars Online: Videos for Readings
The United States in Afghanistan
David B. Edwards
Jennifer L. Fluri
George Washington University
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist
Introduction: Al Qaeda, Afghanistan, and Pakistan
Part I: Afghanistan's People and History
The Regions of Afghanistan
A Brief History of Afghanistan
The Cold War and Afghanistan
Part II: The Soviet Invasion and the Rise of the Taliban
The Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan
The Rise of the Taliban
Part III: Afghanistan and Pakistan After 9/11/2001
The Overthrow of the Taliban
Pakistan and its Role in Afghanistan
The Taliban Return
*The statistics mentioned in this video are from late 2011.
The Drone War