This combined resource extensively covers the Gulf War (1990-1991) and the Iraq War (2003-2010). Written in simplified language, students will learn about the background of the region, the origins of each conflict, and the parties involved. The beginnings of each war, their progression, the outcomes and their significance to the world today are all explored. Find out why Iraq remains a country in turmoil and why strong and conflicting feelings about the war linger in the United States. Using simplified vocabulary and written in a way that makes it easier for students to understand, our resource provides ready-to-use information and activities for students in grades 5-8. Packed with reading passages, comprehension questions, hands-on activities, crossword puzzles, word searches, comprehension quizzes and overhead transparencies, this resource can be used effectively for whole class, small group and independent work.