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Costs of War

Teaching the Costs of War

Engaging Students in Interdisciplinary Learning

The Costs of War Project's Campus Initiative provides resources for educators seeking to engage their undergraduate students in interdisciplinary conversations about the post-9/11 wars and their costs, as well as alternatives for a de-militarized future. Educators can access resources like multimedia, visual aids and activities and engage with Costs of War issues in and out of the classroom. Click here to get involved by signing up for the Teaching the Costs of War newsletter and/or adding your name to our campaign of scholars committed to helping end endless wars.

Teaching Resources

A collection of videos, infographics, syllabi, and more to support instructors in bringing dialogue about the human, political, and economic costs of the post-9/11 wars to the classroom.

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Building Student Advocates

Campus resources for instructors and students who want to advocate against war and the militarized status quo and take action in their communities to build a better future.

Article: "Teaching About War"

Featured article "Unpacking the Invisible Military Backpack: 56 Suggestions for Teaching About War" from anthropologist and Costs of War contributor David Vine provides suggestions for educators to teach about war and militarism.

Introductory Video: "What is the War on Terror?"

A video featuring Costs of War Project Co-Director Stephanie Savell explaining the history of the global "War on Terror." From the Costs of War lesson by the Choices Program at Brown University.

Podcast: "Measuring the True Costs of America’s Post-9/11 Wars"

This new podcast episode from the Watson Institute's Trending Globally: Politics and Policy features Costs of War Co-Director Stephanie Savell and contributor David Vine discussing the costs of the post-9/11 wars, still relevant after 20 years.