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Showing Grade 10, Unit 10a, Modern Middle East
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Growth of Islam, The

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Description: You must gather data that will help you understand and appreciate the Islamic way of life so that you will feel comfortable living with a Muslim family in Syria for the second semester of this school year. Standards 7.2.3 and 10.10.2

Author: Judy Houson, Sierra Vista Junior High School

Lesson ID: 481

Arab-Israeli Conflict

Description: The land in the Middle East referred to as Palestine has been ruled by a series of foreign occupiers for hundreds of years. Since British occupation and the eventual declaration of the creation of the independent state of Israel, May 14, 1948, the region has been plagued by a series of wars and continual tensions between the Arabs and the Jews. You will discover the roots of the conflict between the Arabs and Israelis and examine the events occurring today and ultimately design a peace plan of your own. Standard 10.9.6 and 10.10 all

Author: Barbara Galinsky

Lesson ID: 92

Blocking Trade, or Blocking Aid? Exploring U.S. Intervention in Iraq

Description: Examine various foreign conflicts in which the United States intervened, focusing on the causes of the conflicts, the United States intervened; justification for entering the conflicts, and the outcomes of these interventions. Students work in small groups to research and present one such foreign conflict and, in round-table discussion format, compare and contrast these conflicts to each other and to the United States' current military actions against and support for economic sanctions against Iraq. Standards 11.9.3-4,6, Government 12.9.1, Economics 12.6 general

Author: Alison Zimbalist, The New York Times Learning Network, Lorin Driggs, The Bank Street College of Education in New York City

Lesson ID: 152

Daily Life in the Middle East

Description: This lesson asks students to focus on the people of Iraq. They will think critically about what the media delivers, why it focuses so heavily on war coverage, and how this may contribute to skewed views of Iraq and its people. Students will explore Iraq's rich cultural history and read online articles or print publications about daily life in Iraq. Finally, in small groups, they will study further one aspect of daily life in Iraq (or another country in the Middle East) and create presentations for the rest of the class. Standards 10.10.1, 10.10.2 and 11.9.6


Lesson ID: 284

Exploring Islamic Lands

Description: Explore what it's like to be a teenager living today in an Islamic country in the Middle East. Begin by gaining background information about the religion and the region from which it sprang by using the PBS series ISLAM: EMPIRE OF FAITH and other resources. Gain historical understanding, choose a particular modern day Middle Eastern country to explore in depth using resources such as the Library of Congress website and E-pals. In the end, you will create a personal narrative of what it's like to live in that country. Standard 10.10 all.

Author: Richard and Sharon Freedman, Thirteen Online

Lesson ID: 380

From Coup to Revolution: U.S. Foreign Policy in Iran

Description: Learn that many factors shape U.S. foreign policy through the examining a case study of Iran. After a brief review of the geography of the middle east, examine British policy in the 1950's and the 1951 Man of the Year: Mohammed Mossadegh. Then review the events surrounding the shah and how this affectd U.S. policy. Then read Man of the Year 1979 -- Ayatullah Khomeini: The Mystic Who Lit the Fires of Hatred and how the events of that coup shaped U.S. policy. Standards 10.10.1, 10.10.2, 10.10.3, and 11.9.6

Author: Global Connections: U. S. Foreign Policy, Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Lesson ID: 427

From Whose Perspective? Critically Analyzing News Coverage of Palestinian-Israeli Violence

Description: Critically analyze news coverage of Palestinian-Israeli violence by comparing information from a variety of online news sources, American, Israeli and Arab. Compose expository essays reflecting on how to obtain accurate, unbiased, and credible information about international news events. Standard 10.10.1, 10.11, 11.9.6, and 12.8.2

Author: Eric J. miller, New York Times Learning Netword, Javaid Khad, Bank Street College

Lesson ID: 430

Give and Take: Negotiating a Peaceful Trade Agreement in Gaza

Description: The Eastsiders and the Westsiders represent different communities that share a border. They have a deep mistrust of each other and have a history of attempting to expand their borders, leading to frequent wars and other conflicts. Now these old enemies are trying to negotiate an agreement based on economic needs. Do this activity after reading an online version of a New York Times article "In Gaza, A Prototype of Peace Via Trade." Standards 10.10 general, Economics 12.6.1, 12.6.3

Author: Carolyn Stein and Lorin Diggs, New York Times Learning Network and

Lesson ID: 449

Iraq: The Challenge of Securing the Peace

Description: Choices for the 21st Century has developed this Teaching with the News site with a short lesson around a set of Policy Options for American actions in Iraq. News articles on that and related topics are linked. Standards 10.10.1, 10.10.2 and 11.9.6

Author: Choices for the 21st Century, Brown University

Lesson ID: 582


Description: You are part of a television news production team which includes a producer, director, anchorperson, newswriter, news reader, and editorialist. To accentuate the long and vital history of Jerusalem, select a major event from the city's past and present it as breaking news. Standard 10.10.2

Author: George Cassutto, North Hagerstown High School

Lesson ID: 602

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