K-12 teaching lesson project of Educators for Social
Responsibility. The site includes lessons on the war.
the War has an excellent teaching resources section at
Schools, created a special supplement on teaching the war in its
Spring, 2003 issue (volume 17, number 3) complete with lesson plans,
readings, map and geography activities, links and much more.
Curriculum Resources for Higher Education.
While geared to college and university curriculum, K-12 teachers
should also find the resources useful as they craft lessons
appropriate for their students. Compiled by David Applebaum, Rowan
University, for Educators To Stop the War.
Teaching for Change, a
Washington, D.C.-based "social justice" organization for teachers,
has developed a site entitled "Behind
the Headlines: Resources for Educators on the September 11 Tragedy
and the Response." It includes material on the Iraq war.
New York Collective
of Radical Educators. "NYCoRE has created a curriculum,
'Military Myths: Combating Military Recruitment in the Classroom' as
part of a widespread response to the increased efforts of military
recruiters in New York City high schools."
is a live interactive video program on disasters of U.S. foreign
policy. It supplies the historical context for understanding current
events, and it features retired top national security officials and
senior military officers, as well as scholars and activists,
including Noam Chomsky, Jane Goodall, James Loewen (author of
Lies My Teacher Told Me)and conservatives as well as dissidents.
Peace and Justice
Studies Organization (PJSO) is "dedicated to bringing
together academics, K-12 teachers and grassroots activists to
explore alternatives to violence and share visions and strategies
for social justice and social change."
Plowshares: A Peace
Studies Collaborative of Goshen, Earlham and Manchester Colleges.
gives access to syllabi for its peace studies consortium on
its website at:
For more material, go
U.S. Labor Against The War:
Founded in January 2003, USLAW now has over 100 affiliated unions
and labor federations, including 14 AFT locals. Its comprehensive
website provides in-depth resources, news, analysis and links.
Why Labor Should
Oppose the War. U.S. Labor Against The War has produced a
useful one-page fact sheet that makes a sharp, compelling case
against the war.
EDUCATORS TO STOP THE WAR
Bay Area Students and
Educators to Stop the War
East Coast/ NYC
Educators to Stop the War
Students and Educators to Stop the War/
MONITORING THE WAR
based in Baghdad, is an independent, on-the-spot monitor of
ongoing military and economic occupation of Iraq and, as such, is an
excellent source of updated information.
is an alternative news and resource portal with links to breaking
news, fact sheets and on-the-scene reports about Iraq.
COSTS OF THE WAR
Cost of War
second-by-second compilation (on a running counter) of escalating
war costs together with comparisons of what this money would buy in
eight categories: Pre-school, Kids Health, Public Education, College
Scholarships, Public Housing, World Hunger, AIDS Epidemic and World
Iraq Body Count,
updated daily, provides a body count of civilian casualties in the
Iraq war and occupation. The site includes a date base and an
explanation of its methodology.
lists military deaths and wounded, broken down by time period,
nation, city and state of origin and other categories. It has also
compiled a list, admittedly incomplete, of contractor casualties and
Lancet, the independent and renowned British medical journal,
founded in 1823,
first scientific study of the effects of this war on Iraqi
in an article in
October 2004 estimating civilian deaths in excess of 100,000.
article, authored by scientists at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg
School of Public Health in Baltimore, concludes the risk of death by
violence for civilians in Iraq is now 58 times higher than before
the US-led invasion.
Iraq Crisis” section
has produced fact
sheets on “the humanitarian implications of military action in
Find the War Profiteers in Your
United For Peace and Justice.
USLAW Report: Profile of U.S.
Corporations Awarded Contracts in U.S./British-Occupied Iraq.
You can download the report from the USLAW site which also has a
“Haliburton Watch” and a section on “U.S. Corporations in Iraq.”
has launched a
new “War Profiteers” site.
The Institute for Southern Studies
has launched a “Campaign to Stop War Profiteers
Addicted to War - Why the U.S. Can't Kick Militarism is
an illustrated exposé
available in several languages.
is an acronym
for Act Now to Stop the War and End Racism.
Codepink "is a women
initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement that seeks
positive social change through proactive, creative protest and
non-violent direct action."
for Peace and Justice
critical examination of the costs of violence and war at home and in
the world from the Faith perspective" with "respect for human
rights, international law and the use of peaceful means in the
resolution of conflicts."
United For Peace and Justice
"is a coalition of more than 800 local and national
groups throughout the United States who have joined together to
oppose our government's policy of permanent warfare and
U.S. Troops Out Now is organizing the March 19, 2005
demonstration from Harlem to Central Park in NYC.
Network is an "an independent, democratic, grassroots network
of campus-based anti-war committees" that has mobilized and
coordinated student anti-war and counter-recruitment activities.
Against War, based on the central California coast, "draws on
the work of investigative journalists, scholars & creative artists
to build accessible 'resource pages' on hundreds of topics important
for healing & transforming the violent & unhealthy world we live in
Teachers Against War
has developed a website which it sees as a "resource bank for
teachers -- in all disciplines and at all levels -- who wish to
address issues of war and peace with their students" (with
particular emphasis on the Iraq War).
RECRUITMENT AND A DRAFT
Service Committee Youth and Militarism Program includes many
downloadable pamphlets and leaflets alerting students to their
rights, choices, realities and alternatives when considering the
Militarism in Our Schools (CAMS) is a southern
California-based organization with lots of resources, links and
lesson plans on its website.
Committee Opposed to
Militarism and the Draft (COMD)
"challenges the institution of the military, its effect on society,
its budget, its role abroad and at home, and the racism, sexism and
homophobia that are inherent in the armed forces and Selective
"aims to chronicle the growing counter military recruiting
movement across the country. It is a project of
Indypendent, the newspaper of the
New York City Independent Media Center."
Leave My Child
“is a family privacy campaign to
protect…high school students from unwanted military recruiting.”
currently is sponsoring a project focusing “on family privacy,
and helping parents and students opt out of the No Child Left Behind
requirement that high schools turn over family information to
Response and Protest is a web page located on the Georgetown
Law School site that deals with the Solomon Amendment. The page
explains that to
"comply with the
Solomon Amendment, law schools must affirmatively assist military
recruiters in the same manner they assist other recruiters, which
means they must propagate, accommodate, and subsidize the military’s
message. In so doing, the Solomon Amendment conditions funding on a
basis that violates the law schools’ First Amendment rights."
Stopping the War Where It Begins is the web site for
Network Opposing Militarization of Youth (NNOMY),
"a growing national
network of groups working to stop the militarization of schools and
The Project on Youth
and Non-Military Opportunities (Project YANO) describes
itself as a "nonprofit community organization that provides young
people with an alternative point of view about military enlistment."
VETERANS AND MILITARY FAMILIES
Bring Them Home Now
Iraq Veterans Against The War
Military Families Speak Out
Veterans for Peace
Vietnam Veterans Against War
ALTERNATIVE NEWS & ANALYSIS
For more useful links go to
on this website.