Examining the Iran-Contra Affair

Lesson Plan Content
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.
Sharlah Reynolds
Grade Range: 
High School
2-3 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
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