Military Intervention

Drafting Board

The situation in the fictional nation of Swurudi is descending into chaos. The president was recently assassinated and tribal groups are turning against each other. The world is watching and concerned that violence may spread. Should the international community send military forces to stop a potential genocide? Students must examine reasons and weigh evidence – and ultimately decide whether intervention is appropriate. Does intervention risk further violence? Do human rights trump national sovereignty? Your students decide in this Drafting Board issue! 

All the tools for using Drafting Board successfully are right here!

  • Classroom Materials: Important printable supports for you and your students
  • Teaching Guide & Tips: Advice for working with your class as they use Drafting Board
  • Concepts Activity: Drafting Board's graphic organizers, along with a fun whole-class PowerPoint quiz
  • Product Overview: Start-to-finish overview of Drafting Board (but we suggest trying Drafting Board yourself)

** UPDATE 12/10/2015: We strongly suggest that you plan to have students complete Drafting Board in a single sitting.  Please allow a minimum of 2 hours for students to finish.