Children of Conflict

General Education Capstone Course

Event Details and Guideline Form

Event Title:  Children of Conflict

Gen. Ed. Category Event should be listed under: Social Sciences

SCC Competencies addressed by event: Explain social institutions, structure and processes across a range of historical periods, places and/or cultures.

Managing Information: Obtain information from a variety of sources and be able to critically analyze and evaluate the information for accuracy and relevance.

Guidelines for Accomplishment of Event:

After watching the above video, write a minimum of 4 pages where you compare and contrast how these Afghan children of the streets cope with the stressful events encountered by them on a daily basis. Find data that supports your position and incorporate it into your paper. What are the similarities and differences in how the Afghan children who live on the streets deal with the stress and hurdles of their everyday lives compared to children who grow up in poverty in the United States? How could the government prevent such poverty and misfortune and what is currently being done in the country to counteract their situation?

Integrate the following ideas into a four-page essay format (not question and answer):

How are the social systems and structures different in the two cultures in terms of providing for children in poverty-ridden environments?

What would you recommend that the government of Afghanistan do to change the lives of these children?

What can we learn from these children in terms of coping with the most outrageous environmental conditions?

How does what you have learned relate to the present and the future in the United States?  Does the U.S. have impoverished children?

What question(s) has the activity raised for you? List at least two things that you can suggest to make the current systems in war torn countries better  meet the needs of children in poverty?

SCC Event Creator:


Did essay fulfill SCC competency?     YES      NO      PARTIALLY

Did essay fulfill event guidelines?       YES      NO      PARTIALLY