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Students read an article about the situation regarding the Gaza strip. In groups, they role-play the role of advisors to the Prime Minister of Israel. They are given questions to write responses to the groups of Hamas and Fatah. They also pretend to be the rulers of Hamas and discuss how they would run the group.
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. They complete a writing assignment, discuss the Arab-Israeli Conflict, and hold a mock debate. This isn't just art, it's art with a catalyst.
Students make estimates on how many people they believe live on Earth. While watching a video, they take notes on the issues facing Kenya, Japan and India. In groups, they calculate how long it takes for a country to double in size. To end the lesson, they discuss the challenges countries face with increasing populations.
Provide your class with a context and series of events that has led to the conflict in the Middle East. They read 4 separate passages and answer 1 critical thinking question for each. Four more questions are posed at the bottom of the page. They could be used for homework or early finishers.
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, easy-to-understand board game for their own use (and for use by their peers).
Young researchers explore the history of the peace process in the Middle East. They write a paper about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and view the video Israel and Palestine: The Fight for Peace. They discuss the events leading up to the current violence in the Middle East.
Young scholars, for five minutes, brainstorm everything they know about Egypt and archaeologists. Then,after analyzing objects (beads, glass bottles, statues, etc.) found at burial sites of pharaohs or queens at archaeological sites in Egypt, interpret the possible uses and meanings of those objects. In addition, they fill out a chart on the objects they are critiquing.
Young scholars complete activities to study the traveling Jewish theatre and the ideas of tolerance. In this theatre study lesson, students read information about the Traveling Jewish Theatre and learn about the project to unit artists from the US and the Middle East, Jews and Muslims, and Israelis and Palestinians. Young scholars complete several activities to learn how theatre can help students explore important social issues.
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 analyze newspaper articles to gain a better understand of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
In this reading skills worksheets, 5th graders read and answer the 6 questions about water as a resource. Students then read answer several questions using the 'Water Troubles' article in the Time for Kids magazine. Students also fill in a cause and effect chart for the 'Frog Frenzy' article.
Students prepare a chart with four columns: things we know, things we think we know but need to check, things we wonder about, and new things we have learned. Each group is given a case study and they discuss the three cases of "honor killings." They brainstorm the factors that they think directly or indirectly contributed to each murder. Students list these factors, as appropriate, under the first, second, or third column of their charts.