Lesson Title: 

The Marshland: Iraq's Treasure

This is a narrative by an Iraqi from the southern region expressing his views on the events in the marshes of the south. During the 1991 Gulf War and after, Shiites from that same region took up arms in an attempt to topple Saddam's regime. This attempt was met with failure and in retribution the government took harsh measures against the rebels by destroying areas where they hid from authorities.


  • Arabic, Iraqi


  • Ecology/Geography

ILR Level: 

  • 1+/2

ACTFL Proficiency: 

  • Advanced-Mid, Advanced-Low, Intermediate-High
  • This ACTFL rating is an approximation based on the ILR level


  • Listening

Learning Objective: 

  • Maintenance & Improvement

Subject Area: 

  • Language

Material Type: 

  • Learning Object

Publication Year: 




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