Lesson Plans – Middle East

Human Rights

Concepts for Teaching About Genocide in General and the Armenian Genocide in ParticularArmenian Genocide Library Guide (Dr. Ruzic)

Environmental Issues

Global Water Crisis, Middle East Aspects


Students as Collaborative Curators: The Effect of World War I and its Aftermath In Turkey and the United States 1914-1923, by Melinda McClimans and Joan Brodsky Schur
This learner-centered set of classroom activities centers around the experiences of World War I, both in the U.S. and in Turkey. Educators in both countries are calling attention to the need for greater teacher autonomy despite the increasingly controlling educational policies in both countries. In the summer of 2014 many nations will initiate commemorative events to mark the centennial of the world’s first global conflict, World War I, or “The Great War.” We offer this module for stimulating critical thought, awareness of global perspectives, and authentic citizenship education, both national and global.
Lesson on World Governments: The Case of Saudi Arabia

6th grade handout out on world governments focusing on Saudi Arabia.  Use this related page onShar’ia, or Islamic Law.  This can build upon what was learned in 6th grades about world governments to talk about democracy, representation and what it means to be a citizen.