Sunrise over fallujah Pages 1-57

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SUNRISE OVER FALLUJAH
PAGES 1-57
VOCABULARY #1
CENTCOM
 Civil affairs
 Coalition
 Sunni
 ROE
 PSYOP
 MRE
 Shiite
 RPG
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Create a VOCAB
BLOCK for each word.
Define
 Copy the Sentence
from the book
 Draw a picture
 Use in a Sentence
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Definitions may be
found in the back.
SUNNIS VS. SHIITES
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SUNNIS
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Believe in Islam
Strict rule followers
Chief Sunni: Saddam
Hussein
In the World: Largest
Islamic group
In Iraq: 2nd Largest
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SHIITES
Believe in Islam
 In the World: 2nd
Largest Islamic Group
 In Iraq: 1st Largest
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DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
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Where is everyone from? Pg. 5
What are the 4 Phases of Iraqi Freedom? Pgs. 6-7
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What is the Chain of Command? Pg. 7
Explain the following quotation.
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“A lot of tall dudes are hero types,” Jonsey said. “You go crazy trying
to watch their backs. You know what I mean? Pg. 11
Describe the Civil Affairs Unit. What is their purpose?
What difference did Marla notice between Iraqis and the
Americans on pg. 60
What does the Old Man mean on pg. 92
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When did they begin?
What phase are we in right now?
Do you think Iraq will ever enter the 4th Phase?
When you kill the camel it is better to cut off the body then the head. If
you cut off the head then the camel doesn’t know what it is?
Why does Ahmed give the man money on pg 98?
What is the fedayeen? What harm have they caused? Pg 114.
PAGES 58-182
VOCABULARY #2
KIA
 Kevlar
 FOB
 Kurds
 Gulf War
 Al Jazeera
 Green Zone
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Create a VOCAB
BLOCK for each word.
Define
 Copy the Sentence
from the book
 Draw a picture
 Use in a Sentence
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Definitions may be
found in the back of
the book.
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
Explain what Owens means when she says, “In a
way, you already belong to a gang.” pg 121
 What can you infer about people’s perception of
the war in the U.S. based on the letter Robin
received from his mom? (123-124)
 When passing dead bodies, the author says “we
do it in public, but this is a private war.” What
does this mean? (127)
 Who is Sgt. Yossarian? What does he symbolize?
(141)
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DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
Birdy’s squad plays soccer with some village
boys- do you think this is what CA should do?
(149)
 Why doesn’t Birdy like searching people for
weapons? (163)
 How did Marla know to check the flour? (165)
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PAGES 183-248
VOCABULARY #3
Al Qaeda
 Fedayeen
 Gulf War
 Islam
 Jihad
 Sheik
 Tribe
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Create a VOCAB
BLOCK for each word.
Define
 Copy the Sentence
from the book
 Draw a picture
 Use in a Sentence
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Definitions may be
found in the back of
the book.
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
Jonesy says “Yo, man, the Euphrates River looks
blue and the Tigris looks green.” What does that
mean? (171)
 Jamil asks “Who will be the new Satan?” on 176.
Why does he ask this?
 The village kid named Omar seems to have a
strong opinion about the Americans on page 188.
 On page 190, a chaplain justified the reasons for
the way the media was portraying the war. What
was his justification?
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DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
On 195, Captain Coles says “We’re doing the
official show today…” What does he mean?
 After an IED explodes, Birdy’s squad rushes to
help and finds what? Coles says “You never can
tell…” (202)
 On 213, how does Birdy view killing someone
different than he did before?
 Explain the differences in American and Islamic
culture according to Hamid (221)
 How does the reader know that weapons of mass
destruction exist? (226)
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DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
Why is it so important to Birdy that he sees
pictures of Sergeant Love’s children? (229)
 Captain Miller is an advocate for helping anyone
who needs it regardless of whether they could be
an enemy. How do you think this changes after
she is attacked? (232)
 Everyone has told the first and second squads
that they are going on a special op because of how
successful they have been in CA. Do you think
that’s the real reason? Defend your answer.
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PAGES 249-272
FINAL VOCABULARY
*Be able to use any of these in a sentence
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KIA
Kevlar
FOB
Kurds
Gulf War
Al Jazeera
Green Zone
Al Qaeda
Fedayeen
Gulf War
Islam
Jihad
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Sheik
Tribe
CENTCOM
Civil affairs
Coalition
Sunni
ROE
PSYOP
MRE
Shiite
RPG
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
Where are the kidnapped children? (259)
 What did Jonesy do when the squad heard the
blind child crying? (270)
 Explain how each of the following could be
compared to a gang.
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Shiites and the Sunnies
 The U.S. Army
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