Why Lesson Planet?
Continued conflict in the Middle East makes this activity relevant, and the inclusion of a critique of Lawrence of Arabia might increase student interest in a potentially challenging topic. The resource includes a solid introduction to the history of the region, suggested readings (both primary and secondary sources), and instructions for writing a movie review that addresses the historical accuracy of the film. A general rubric for the paper is included as well as a sample essay. Though the activity indicates that it is suitable for grades 9-12, it may be better suited to juniors and seniors.