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160 resources with the concept the middle east

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Middle School World History

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
A 22-lesson Middle School World History unit uses a unique problem-solving approach to teach tweens economic history. After reading articles that provide background information, pupils engage in activities and simulations that require...
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Breaking the Muslim Monolith: Exploring Stereotypes

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Bringing to light our own tendencies to stereotype is a key step toward becoming open-minded and informed members of a world community. Use this rich resource to discuss the harmful effects of stereotyping, as well as to consider the...
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Lesson: Michael Blum: National Identity at a Distance

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Immigration, refugees, and cultural change due to the movement of people around the globe is discussed. Learners examine the work of Michael Blum to gain an understanding of how national and cultural identities shift due to immigration....
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A Leader's Lifetime and Legacy

For Teachers 6th - 12th
In this lesson, students consider their prior knowledge about Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat and consider the immediate events surrounding his death. They then create timelines and write papers examining his political career.
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Finding Promise in Compromise

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Examine how the 'safe passage' for Palestinians between the Gaza Strip and the West Bank affects those living in Israel and reflects both conflict and cooperation between the Israelis and Palestinians. The class compares the perspective...
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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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The Iran Nuclear Deal and Its Critics

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What was the purpose of the Iranian Nuclear Deal? An insightful resource explains nuclear tensions in the Middle East and Iranian weapon development that contributed to the Nuclear Deal in 2013. Academics learn the agreement limited...
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On This Day: USS Cole Bombing

For Students 7th - 12th
In October 2000 the USS Cole was attacked. Academics learn about the history of the USS Cole, and the events that occurred on the day of the bombing. Video clips also show President Clinton's response and how procedures were enacted to...
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A Walk Through the Ruins of Petra

For Students 6th - 12th
Walking through the ancient Nabataean city of Petra can be a challenge. A tour begins with a 20-minute walk down a rocky slope through the narrow Siq to get to the famous Treasury known to Indiana Jones fans. But that is just the...
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The Influence of the Crusades

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
Although the Crusades were a series of religious-based wars, many new ideas and products resulted from the travels by the armies. High schoolers research these ideas and materials from the Middle East that were introduced to Europe by...
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Geography Now! Oman

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Oman is considered a traditional Arabian country, but it links the Persian Gulf nation to the rest of the world. An insightful video resource shows how Oman has maintained its traditional cultural roots, all while maintaining...
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Geography Now! Lebanon

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Lebanon has 18 people groups, each with its own history. The geography of the country mirrors this diversity, as one can ski in the morning and be on the beach by the afternoon. A video resource profiles the nation's complex history and...
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Geography Now! Kuwait

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Kuwait is the third largest oil producer in the world, but it is a global leader in water processing. The surprising characteristic is a result of the nation's desalination efforts, which started in the 1950s. A video resource showcases...
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Geography Now! Jordan

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
While Jordan is home to a rich history, it lacks the oil of its neighbors. Instead, tourism is its oil and a major source of income. The Middle Eastern nation, however, has had to take on many refugees, thanks to brewing crisis points in...
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Geography Now! Israel

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Israel is probably best know for its role in international conflict. The land has been central to all three Abrahamic faith traditions for centuries, but it's also home to a growing tech sector and an increasingly secularized population....
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Geography Now! Iraq

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
For most young learners, Iraq is synonymous with war. But its history includes the first written language, the cradle of civilization, the birth of three major religions, and a vibrant culture. A video resource showcases the lesser-known...
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Geography Now! Iran

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
It's the world's second largest producer of oil, the largest producer of caviar, and home to numerous ancient and sacred landmarks. Iran—once the hotbed of Islamic conservatism—is also undergoing a cultural shift with a younger...
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Geography Now! Bahrain

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Difficult to pronounce and lesser known than some of its counterparts, Bahrain has the fastest growing economy in the Arab world. A video profile unravels the complex cultural, religious, and geographical characteristics of the rising...
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The Silk Road

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The Silk Road connected the European, Middle Eastern, and Asian worlds. It also helped create the modern trade world. An analysis activity makes the importance of this Chinese innovation clear by asking participants to evaluate trades...
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Unit 11: Two White Houses - The Iran Hostage Crisis

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
What should a president do when enemies take Americans hostage in a foreign revolution? Learners take a look at the dilemma through the eyes of Jimmy Carter during the Iran hostage crisis. Primary sources, analysis worksheets, and...
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Early Civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt and Kush

For Students 6th - 10th
Scholars read and follow directions to locate and color landforms, bodies of water, cities, and countries on three maps—a map of the Nile River, a Nile and Mesopotamia regional map, and a map with today's current countries in the Middle...
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An Introduction to Albert Hourani's A History of the Arab Peoples

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The Middle East is known for its unique culture and often divisive cultural boundaries. A video summary, part of the an intriguing playlist about the world's greatest ideas, discusses how Arab civilization and culture has developed over...
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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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Iran's Revolutions: Crash Course World History 226

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The 1979 Iranian Revolution changed the identity of Iran, and in many ways, the Middle East as a whole. High schoolers learn more about the Persian region, history, and government in a brief but explanatory video from Crash Course World...