With the events of September 11, 2001 and the ensuing military actions, it was felt that the most appropriate focus for this issue’s “Web Gleanings” would be sites about Afghanistan, the Taliban and related subjects. Many official Taliban sites have been removed from the WWW but there are still articles and books predating September 11, 2001 that remain on the Web. Due to the large number of sites offered in this issue’s column, the notations will be more brief than usual.
Title: Afghanistan Resources
Links to Lesson Plans, Maps, Photos, News, etc. Highly recommended,
and a good starting place for teachers.
Title: Yahoo! – Taliban & Al-Qaeda Network
Yahoo! UK links to articles and multimedia on the conflict in Afghanistan.
Title: Afghan Network
A portal to information on many areas of Afghan life.
Title: Afghanistan Online
A site published in the U.S. with links to information about Afghanistan ranging from the history to languages to sports.
Title: America Responds to Terrorism
A huge number of links to lesson plans, to information on terrorism, to Middle Eastern sites, to background articles, to information on Islam, to broadcast media, and more.
Title: NY Times: America Attacks
Lesson plans for grades 6 – 12.
Title: PBS: America Responds
Classroom resources from PBS.
Title: All About Afghanistan for Kids and Teachers
Facts, maps, activities for kids, background information on Afghanistan.
NEWS AND CURRENT Ev ENTS
Latest news links and articles from Afghanistan and other Muslim nations.
Title: Azadi Afghan Radio
News, Interviews and Special Reports from Afghan Radio.
Title: Afghan News Network
Located in the U.S. and run by college students, this site collects the latest
news about Afghanistan.
Title: Institute for Afghan Studies
Extensive coverage of the current events, history, economy, the Taliban,
human rights, and the country of Afghanistan.
Title: The Toledo Blade
Articles on “Taliban’s Forbidden World” dating from before Sept. 11, 2001.
Title: Understanding the Mid East & Central Asia
URL: http://www.alternet.org/issues/index.html?IssueAreaId =28
Articles about the “War on Terrorism” from an organization ‘dedicated to strengthening and supporting independent and alternative journalism.’ Recent offerings include articles from The New Yorker, The Nation, and The New York Review of Books.
MEDIA SPECIAL REPORTS
Title: CNN: War Against Terror
CNN special collection of articles on Islam.
Title: Washington Post: Pakistan
Answers to questions about Pakistan with respect to the military conflict against Afghanistan.
Title: New Battlefield: The Afghan files.
Military and political issues in the conflict with Afghanistan.
Title: Online NewsHour—Afghanistan
PBS News Hour Special Report on Afghanistan.
Title: Life in Afghanistan
From the Guardian in the UK, an index of articles and photos on life in
U.S. GOVERNMENT SOURCES
Title: CIA World Factbook – Afghanistan
Facts and figures about Afghanistan.
Title: U.S. State d ept. Focus on Afghanistan
U.S. Policy with regard to the Taliban and Afghanistan.
Title: Heroes of the Age: Moral Fault Lines on the Afghan Frontier
A book written in 1996 by David B. Edwards about “the moral incoherence” of Afghanistan. The full text is offered on-line.
Title: Taliban Photo Gallery
Photos taken in 1996 of the Taliban for National Geographic magazine