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America at a Crossroads

America at a Crossroads is a major public television event that premiered on PBS in April 2007. This ongoing series explores the challenges confronting the post-9/11 world — including the war on terrorism; the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan; the experience of American troops serving abroad; the struggle for balance within the Muslim world; and global perspectives on America’s role overseas. There are over a dozen films that were included in the series with a variety of topics covering each. This site could be used to supplement discussion about the Mideast because there are trailers for each of the films as well as interviews and other information. There is also an interactive timeline as well as video diaries from around the world. A discussion guide for each of the films can prompt classroom discussion.


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