Global Issues: Using a webquest to teach Huntington’s Clash of Civilisations
After going through the theory of Huntington’s Clash of Civilisations theory using a webquest to allow students to decide for themselves how credible his thesis is can be useful. By using links to various news stories a group can both arrive at a judgement and also get to grips with a few case studies in modern conflicts that they might otherwise be unaware of. The list does not contain links to summaries of the Iraq War and Afghanistan - which will be tackled in a more direct focus later.
The next part of the jigsaw is to look at the various criticisms that have been levelled at Huntington and to ask how valid these are.