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Get the facts about the U.S.-led Operation Desert Storm. From 1990 to 1991, our resource highlights the events that occurred shortly after Iraq's invasion of Kuwait. Complete a map activity of Iraq. Conduct a research report on the process of extracting oil to establish the motivations behind the invasion of Kuwait. Get to know Saddam Hussein, from his early life to his involvement with the Baath Party, and finally the leader of Iraq. Read about the invasion of Kuwait and how other countries and the UN reacted to this. Learn about Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, and how the U.S. sent troops to the Gulf to help protect other nations from Hussein. Show your artistic side by designing a comic strip, poster or diorama showcasing some aspect of the Persian Gulf War. Aligned to your State Standards and written to Bloom's Taxonomy, additional hands-on activities, crossword, word search, comprehension quiz and answer key are also included.