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The idea of this
lesson emerged as a result of the numerous questions that our youth ask about
the civil war and its causes. How to answer them responsibly? How to tackle
this sensitive issue in class? How can we make our students capable
of critical thinking when they approach sensitive issues?
In the absence
of a new History curriculum, we decided to focus in this lesson on the causes
that led to the war in Lebanon in 1975. We chose, among a selection of
educational strategies, one strategy that can be used when we teach the “Civil
This is a 45 minutes