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Video Information and Comprehension Questions

Afghanistan: 12 Years of Violence

The following questions appear onscreen in the video. Feel free to integrate them into your lesson plan as needed.

Part I
Questions to consider before watching the video:
  • What do you know about Afghanistan's recent history? As you watch the program, take note of the changes in power during the past few decades.
  • How have the constant state of war and the changes implemented by new regimes affected the lives of the Afghan people?
Questions to consider after watching the video:
  • Discuss the Taliban's policies toward women. What should be done to help the women and girls of Afghanistan?
  • Do you think other countries and the United Nations should intervene when specific groups are being oppressed? If so, how?
Suggested activity
Research and gather news articles about current events in Afghanistan. Write an outline to update what has happened in Afghanistan since October 2001.