CNN Student News begins with a segment on the current state of affairs in Syria. Students watching the segment will get an overview of the history of developments in Syria and the current stance of the U.S. and other countries regarding Syria. The segment is embedded below.
After watching the CNN Student News segment you might want to have students jump to this CNN slideshow to explore more information about key developments in Syria.
Finally, this Associated Press video does a good job of summarizing the causes of the current conflict in Syria.
H/T to Larry Ferlazzo for the AP video.