Ch 22: ISTEP+ Grade 7 Social Studies: The Gulf Wars & War on Terror

About This Chapter

Make sure your students are ready for the ISTEP+ Grade 7 Social Studies exam by having them use this chapter. It is full of video lessons, which make learning fun and interactive.

ISTEP+ Grade 7 Social Studies: The Gulf Wars & War on Terror - Chapter Summary

Students have access to engaging video lessons, which help them identify the causes and consequences of different wars throughout history. Some topics addressed in this chapter that will help with specific questions on the ISTEP+ Grade 7 Social Studies exam include:

  • The Iran-Iraq war
  • The Middle East
  • Causes and events of the Gulf War
  • War on Terror and September 11th
  • War in Afghanistan
  • Characteristics of the Iraq War

The video lessons in this chapter contain video tags, which help students quickly navigate to certain parts in a video. This is ideal for when your students are revisiting certain topics from this chapter. After watching all of the videos, your students can use the self-assessment quizzes to see what information they retained. All of these resources are available online, whether your students are accessing them from their computer or smartphone.

7 Lessons in Chapter 22: ISTEP+ Grade 7 Social Studies: The Gulf Wars & War on Terror
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The Middle East: Nationalism, Modernization & Conflict (1836-2014)

1. The Middle East: Nationalism, Modernization & Conflict (1836-2014)

Few regions have experienced such an intertwined relationship with the West as the Middle East, which has also had a bumpy road to modernization. This lesson looks at how the Middle East became increasingly nationalistic, often due to Western actions.

The Iran-Iraq War: Causes & Timeline

2. The Iran-Iraq War: Causes & Timeline

The Iran-Iraq War lasted from 1980 to 1988 and cost hundreds of thousands of lives. The conflict ended in a stalemate between the two nations, but highlighted the volatile nature of politics in the Middle East in the late 20th century.

The Role of Religion in Modern Middle East Conflicts

3. The Role of Religion in Modern Middle East Conflicts

This lesson will explore the religious conflicts of the Middle East. It will specifically describe the conflicts between Sunni and Shiite Muslims, Jews and Muslim Arabs, and fundamentalist Muslims and the Western world.

Causes, Events & Political Figures of the Gulf War

4. Causes, Events & Political Figures of the Gulf War

The Gulf War occurred in 1990 and 1991 when Iraq invaded Kuwait. UN, NATO, and United States forces responded by attacking and pushing Iraqi troops out of Kuwait. The war was a decisive victory for American and coalition forces.

September 11th & the War on Terror

5. September 11th & the War on Terror

September 11, 2001 was a day of terrorist attacks by radical Islamists against the United States. In New York, Virginia, and Pennsylvania, nearly 3,000 people were killed. As a result, the United States launched a War on Terror that has lasted over a decade since.

The War in Afghanistan: Causes, Timeline & Controversy

6. The War in Afghanistan: Causes, Timeline & Controversy

The War in Afghanistan began in 2001 after the September 11 attacks. United States and NATO coalition forces attacked Taliban and Al Qaeda forces. As of 2014, United States personnel are withdrawing from the country, ending over a decade of fighting.

Understanding the Iraq War

7. Understanding the Iraq War

The Iraq War lasted from 2003-2011. Thousands of American and Coalition forces died during the conflict, as well as many thousands of Iraqis. The American decision to go to war in Iraq remains controversial today.

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