Life for Palestinians in Gaza under Hamas has been extremely difficult. Palestinian civilians lack basic water, sanitation, and electricity infrastructures, as well as access to upward economic mobility and the rights to freedom of speech and self-expression. The constant suffering from rampant political and economic corruption has left civilians in Gaza with a sense of despair and a longing for a change in leadership.


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Big Ideas

  1. Current events do not exist in a vacuum.
  2. Life for Gazan civilians is challenging in many ways.
  3. Hamas is a terrorist organization that harms its own people.

Essential Questions

  1. How does history inform our understanding of current events?
  2. What factors contribute to the challenging conditions faced by Gazan civilians?
  3. What responsibilities does a government have towards its civilians?



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