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The fall of Tripoli

The fall of Tripoli

It could be easy to miss the importance of what is happening in Libya and to assume that talking to your kids about the changes could be scary.  Rebels have taken over Tripoli and Muammar el-Qaddafi has fled but is reportedly still in the country.  The message could be about bravery in the face of evil.  The story of Lybia doesn’t have to be about the terrorist downing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Scotland.  Try talking about where Libya is, what kind of economy it has, the history of its nomadic people.  While Libyans have among the highest per capita incomes in Africa, billions of dollars in oil money was essentially squirreled away by the ruler and his nine children. 

I like this site for basic facts on Libya and find with kids the best approach is to start with the basics.  A great place to start is where is it?  http://www.kidskonnect.com/subject-index/26-countriesplaces/405-libya.html.


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  1. I wish more people would write sites like this that are actually fun to read. With all the crap floating around on the internet, it is refreshing to read a site like yours instead.

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