Middle East History Teacher Resources

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Nationalism in North Africa and the Middle East

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Africa and the Middle East are the focus of this Social Studies PowerPoint. After viewing many slides that are packed with historical facts, viewers answer questions such as, "How was the struggle for independence in Algeria different...
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Arab Spring: Unrest in the Middle East, 2011-2012

For Students 7th - 12th
The conflict in the Middle East is a hot topic that can be somewhat confusing. In order to better grasp the who, what, where, when, and why of this world affair, learners fill out a chart. They record basic facts about each country...
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Peace in the Middle East

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students study a region. For this history lesson, students discover how different people and events have affected the Middle East in its efforts to be a peaceful area. They work in small groups on an assigned topic and present their...
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Power and Promises: Redrawing the Boundaries of the Middle East

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The Middle East following World War I was created by European powers with their own interests at heart. The result was a region of the world that would consider itself second-class in their own nations. Through investigation of maps,...
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Chapter 3 The Mediterranean and the Middle East 2000-500 BCE

For Teachers 9th - 11th
A ton of interesting information awaits you. Dive into this presentation and pull out major points that show the history, politics, and culture of the Mediterranean and Middle East from 2000-500 BCE. There are 78 information-packed...
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The Ancient Middle East

For Teachers 7th - 9th
A great background for a study on Judaism, the Old Testament, or world history, this presentation on the ancient Middle East is thorough and engaging. Viewers will appreciate the clear maps and vivid photographs as they explore the world...
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U.S. Foreign Policy Interests in the Middle East

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers investigate the involvement of the United States in the Middle East.  In this World History instructional activity, students research the current policies of the United States with the Middle East by reading several...
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Unmasking the Middle East

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore many of the countries in the Middle East, developing research-based posters and a spider web illustrating the relationships among the countries. They write letters to fictional peers in Middle Eastern countries.
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The Ancient Middle East

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Build wonder as you explore the ancient Middle East (Near East, actually). With pictures and maps aplenty, the slide show briefly describes ancient Hebrews, Palestine, and Jerusalem. Famous rulers such as King Solomon, Moses, Herod, and...
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The Ancient Middle East

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Good for a quick look at the Roman and Byzantine Empires, this presentation would serve as a strong supplement to a lesson on the politics and culture of ancient Middle Eastern territories. Enjoy the photographs of the Hagia Sophia, as...
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The Ancient Middle East

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Immerse your class in the ancient cultures of the world with this presentation, which travels through the Hittite Empire, the Assyrian Empire, Babylonia, and several more. Enjoy the pictures depicting the ancient worlds and the maps that...
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The Ancient Middle East

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Unlock the mysteries of the ancient Persian Empire with this presentation. Focusing on the militaristic and philosophical pursuits of the kingdom, the slides include photographs and maps to bring new life to Persepolis.
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Conflict in Israel and Palestine: Crash Course World History 223

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The pupils in your class have never known a time without constant conflict between the countries in the Middle East. An informative video from Crash Course World History covers the history of the Israeli/Palestine situation, the battle...
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Great Cities of the Middle East

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Young scholars explore the cities of Cairo, Istanbul, Jerusalem, Mecca and Tehran.  In this Middle East lesson plan, students complete a map, research one of the five the cities and prepare a presentation that includes details about the...
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Peace and Perspective through Poetry: The Dream of Peace in the Middle East

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students use poetry to understand conflict in the Middle East. In this poetry lesson, students read persona poems and use the poetry  and a novel as mentor text to guide their own poem about peace in the Middle East.
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Decolonization in the Middle East

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Take a moment to look over this map depicting the decolonization in the Middle East. Then, review the provided list of countries and water ways. Use those tools to correctly identify political shifts in the Middle East occurring after 1922
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Addressing Stereotypes

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
How is a stereotype defined, and what are some mechanisms we can use to combat negative stereotyping? Your young historians will discuss how and why stereotyping occurs, as well as consider the roots of modern conceptions of the Middle...
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Fascinating Figures: The Middle East from the 20th Century to Present

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the leaders of the Middle East. In this Middle East lesson plan, students read biographies regarding featured twentieth century leaders of Egypt, Israel, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Libya, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, and Yemen....
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Can We Live in Peace? Middle East: A Region in Turmoil

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders analyze three monotheistic religions as an appreciation of the Middle East. In this world religions lesson, 7th graders analyze the beliefs and the leaders of the three major religions. Students research a topic and...
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The Ancient Middle East

For Teachers 7th - 9th
The foundations of Christianity and Judaism are detailed in these slides, accompanied by bright, vivid pictures and maps. This presentation would successfully supplement a lesson on world religions or to contextualize the history of the...
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The Road Map & the Middle East

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Will walls help? Read to learn how Prime Minister Ariel Sharon proposes to build walls around Isreal in hopes of isolation from Palestine. Complete an online Webquest, analyze maps, listen to audio clips, answer discussion questions, and...
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Desert Fever: A Student-Centered Approach to Learning About the Middle East

For Teachers 4th
Explore the exciting and diverse geography, people, history, governments, and economies of the Middle East. Curious minds develop a basic vocabulary of Arabic terms and work with various materials to create an aesthetically pleasing,...
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Ancient Israelites Part 1

For Teachers 7th - 11th Standards
Young historians are given a thorough introduction to ancient Middle East geography and the patriarchs of ancient Israel with a PowerPoint presentation and supplemental worksheets. Topics covered include Abraham as the first patriarch,...
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Middle East Lesson Plan

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students explain the position of both the Arab and the Jewish populations of the Middle East. They use this information to develop United Nations proposals to end this conflict.

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