It's been a week that will forever change history and history books. On Monday, students across West Texas discussed operation Iraqi freedom. A dialogue that will soon be replaced with a curriculum.
NewsChannel 11 sat in with a ninth grade World Geography class at Cooper High School. They spent the class period discussing the situation in Iraq. Before spring break they were studying the Middle East and now one week later, they are discussing war.
In Mrs Tabor's World Geography class, students are discussing what they've seen and heard since the war broke out. "They need to know what's going on in our world, they need to understand what's happening, why it's happening, where, what started it and maybe where we're headed in the future", Debby Tabor, Cooper teacher said.
"We've been talking about it because it's a major part of whats going on right now and its going to be in our textbooks in the future and we just need to know it's about our nation, I know we're going in there trying to free all these countries and give them a new government", Austin Adkins, 9th grader said.
The majority of students in this class were more than informed on what's happening before coming to class Monday. They knew about the POW's, the oil embargo, the latest on Sadaam... they talked about which countries are in support of the war and how things that effect them like gas prices and our economy.
"Their our men over there and what happens with our money and our economy and I think its really important for us to know about it, so we know whats going on over there and what we can do here to help them", Amanda Sellers, 9th grader said.
"I think its really important for us to know what's going on to tell our kids and future generations about it, its just kinda sad to see people go into war but it needs to be done", Ann'e Hunter, 9th grader said.
Most of the students don't fear a threat here at home, but a few of them did say the idea of chemical and biological war fare is frightening.