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“Five Rungs Of The Traditional Afghan Tribal System”

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Five Rungs Of The Traditional Afghan Tribal System is a pretty impressive infographic published by The New York Times.

I don’t think it’s particularly accessible to English Language Learners in its present form, but it could be simplified easily by a teacher. More importantly, I think it could be an excellent model to show students and then ask them to draw their own versions representing their native culture. For example, Hmong students could make one showing the different clans; Mexican students could show local support “groups” here in this country composed of immigrants from different Mexican states and villages, and how they connect back to the native country, etc.

I’m adding the infographic to The Best Sites For Learning About The Afghanistan War.

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