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Islamic Art; Exploring the Visual Arts of the Middle East
Students create a monogram, based of the idea of a Turkish Tughra. They examine the connection between writing for communication and writing as an art form. They explore the vocabulary related to the use of art media in the classroom.
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Tunisia and the Arab Spring
What types of countries embrace or deny freedom? Through a PowerPoint presentation, discussion, and analysis of political cartoons and news articles, your young historians will learn about the Arab Spring uprisings in Tunisia.
8th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Using Artifacts for Clues About Identity
Learn about the ancient Near East through a close examination of ancient artifacts. Lead your class into analysis by first observing an artifact as a class. Pupils can then work in pairs to analyze the other artifacts and compile a list...
6th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Great Cities of the Middle East
Students explore the cities of Cairo, Istanbul, Jerusalem, Mecca and Tehran. For this Middle East lesson plan, students complete a map, research one of the five the cities and prepare a presentation that includes details about the...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History
What IS the Difference Between Sunni and Shi'ite Muslims?
The distinction between Shiite and Sunni Muslims is an often misunderstood concept, yet very important for its implications in global affairs and for a more comprehensive understanding of the religion of Islam.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Imperialism in the Middle East and Southwest Asia
Imperialism in the Middle East is the topic of this PowerPoint. View, take notes, and learn how Britain, France, Russia, and Germany all have imperialistic interests in the Middle East and Southwest Asia. Comprehension questions are...
8th - 10th Social Studies & History
Folk Music of Egypt and the Middle East
Fifth graders study Egypt and the Middle East through the use of folk music. In this early civilizations instructional activity, 5th graders correlate the music of a culture with the development of their society. Students research early...
5th Visual & Performing Arts