Power and Promises: Redrawing the Boundaries of the Middle East

This Power and Promises: Redrawing the Boundaries of the Middle East unit also includes:

The Middle East following World War I was created by European powers with their own interests at heart. The result was a region of the world that would consider itself second-class in their own nations. Through investigation of maps, primary documents, and investigative writing, young historians begin to see the turmoil and conflict that would follow in the region for years to come.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Optional tool of providing the students with a map to fill out
  • Extended exercise with a current look at issues in the Middle East and how nations around the world interfere, and why
Classroom Considerations

  • Limit group sizes to no more than three
  • Laminate the maps and keep them for repeated use during the three days
Pros

  • Provides discussion questions and printable teacher materials 
  • Includes printable maps, worksheets, and graphs for classroom use
Cons

  • None