Social Studies Ideas

*The History of Islam:  Students need to understand what Islam is to fully comprehend the novel.

*Geography:  Study the geographical features of Afghanistan and Pakistan.

*Mapping:  Study how to read the map at the beginning of the young adult version.

*Politics:  Study the history of Pakistan and Afghanistan, including Pakistan's independence and recent wars in Afghanistan.

*Current Events:  Have students collect current events on the region and write constructed responses.