A Conversation with Carter Holt, IED Clearance Combat Engineer in Iraq and Afghanistan
Grades: 6 - 12

Video Description: Carter Holt recounts his service removing IEDs during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Type of Video: Interview*
Unique Video ID: Military-28**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • Use the video as part of your study of recent history in the Middle East and/or America’s involvement in Iraq/Afghanistan specifically. Consider using the video in conjunction with other videos on the site with people sharing their memories of fighting in similar locations. Create a jigsaw activity with student groups watching different videos then sharing their learning with each other.
  • Use the video in conjunction with a journal prompt or conversation starter question related to your study of fighting in Iraq/Afghanistan/Middle East or other topics of 20th century American history.


*Interviews feature extended conversation exploring fascinating topics with fascinating people in the area of study.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.