Informative Essay On Afghanistan

1471 Words 6 Pages
I. Introduction
Hook: Afghanistan…. Because we live in America, our government and hollywood have indoctrinated us over our lifetime. Why do I say that? For most of us, when I said Afghanistan we began to picture what we have been trained to think of. Ak-47’s, bearded men wearing white turbans and robes, terrorist, bombs… Our government is wrong. Hollywood is wrong. We are wrong. Wrong for judging.
Purpose: Shed light on students of what the Afghan culture is and our misconceptions.
Transition: Let us begin with a basic understanding of where Afghanistan is and some recent history to get our minds in the subject.
II. Geographical and History
Afghanistan is located in southern Asia, it is the size of Texas and the land is mostly
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