Examining the Iran-Contra Affair

GeoHistory
GeoLiteracy
Lesson Plan Content
Description: 
Key political, social, environmental, and economic events in the late 20th Century such as the rise of communism in Latin America, the need for reliable oil supplies, and the on-going strife in the Middle East are good topics for understanding how interrelated the world has become. In this lesson students will gain a better understanding of the Iran-Contra Affair by interpreting and evaluating primary and secondary sources, constructing a timeline of the events, and making connections between the events to get an overall picture of the Iran-Contra Affair.
Author: 
Sharlah Reynolds
Grade Range: 
High School
Duration: 
2 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
Standards
Arizona Geography Concepts: 
1: The World in Spatial Terms
6: Geographic Applications
National Geography Standards: 
9: The characteristics, distribution and migration of human populations
13: How the forces of cooperation and conflict among people influence the division and control of Earth's surface