Afghanistan: The people
Ages 9 to 14 years. Centuries of invasion through its mountain passes have created a host of different ethnic groups in Afghanistan. From mountain villages and nomadic lifestyles to desert and city living, Afghans are tied to one another through their belief in Islam and struggle for survival. Special spreads include information on women and girls, Islam, and the most recent war in Afghanistan. Topics include: early history and invaders; arrival of Islam; road to independence; Soviet wars and the War on Terrorism; Pashtuns and other ethnic groups; nomadic and village lifestyles; family celebrations; women and girls; clothing and food; returning to school.
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