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Showing Grade 11, Unit 9m, Middle East Policy
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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

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

Description: This short high school lesson from the Global Connections in the Middle East project of PBS asks students to examine many of the factors that shape U.S. foreign policy by examining the case study of Iran. Standard 11.9.6

Author: Public Broadcasting Service

Lesson ID: 265

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

Defining Terrorism and Selecting the Right Response Policy

Description: What is a terrorist? Explore the debate over legitimate and illegitimate uses of force and the distinction between terrorists and freedom fighters. Then examine a framework for analyzing political violence and terrorism, apply this framework to historical and contemporary case studies, and develop a working definition of terrorism. With this definition in mind, role-play four policy options and then write an essay expressing your views. Standard 10.10.1, 10.10.2, and 11.9.6

Author: Choices for the 21st Century, Jim Lehrer News Hour

Lesson ID: 305

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

International Conflict and the Media

Description: Here are 24 activities investigating the role of the media in government and conflict. The Persian Gulf War is the focus of the examination of the relationship between the press, public perception of the conflict, and the resultant influence on U.S. policy. This is a very important citizenship topic in the media age. Standards 10.11, 11.8.7, Government 12.8 all

Author: Andrew Smith, Foreign Policy Association

Lesson ID: 571

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

Middle East Map Quiz

Description: Test yourself on the map of the modern Middle East. Standards 10.10.1 and 10.10.2

Author: Test Your Geography Knowledge

Lesson ID: 110

Oil Crisis: What Would You Do?

Description: Students will understand the multiple dimensions of the role of oil in the economies and politics of both the United States and the Middle East. They will also learn about the costs and benefits of maintaining U.S. dependence on oil and of developing alternative energy sources. The activity is based around a plausible scenario with students developing and presenting a response to the issue. Standards 11.9.6 and 12.6.3 (economics)

Author: Public Broadcasting Services, Global Connections

Lesson ID: 769

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