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"Are You Listening? Voices from the Middle East" J.D.Klein This excellent anthology of short stories, edited by Harvard University's Center for Middle Eastern Studies, is available as a free pdf for teachers and students. All work is by native authors, and is appropriate for middle and/or high school students.
Sep 13th, 2011
Arab Spring--Interactive Tool from The Guardian J.D.Klein This incredible online tool allows students and teachers to explore the key events of the Arab Spring in a visually and educationally powerful way.
Jun 29th, 2012
Comparative Media Worksheet J.D.Klein Sample Worksheet for Comparative Media / Media Literacy exercises.
Jun 8th, 2012
Peace Maker -- The Game (UBD Lesson Plan) J.D.Klein Understanding By Design curriculum for a unit on Peace Maker, a video game for developing critical thinking about representations of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Jun 8th, 2012
Research Journalism Initiative: Curricular Ideas for Teachers J.D.Klein This list of curricular ideas from RJI provides a variety of ways of teaching the Middle East, particularly Palestine, with links to the resources suggested.
Jun 8th, 2012
Resources for Teaching the Middle East J.D.Klein Excellent list of resources on the Middle East, particularly the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, designed for teachers and put together by the Research Journalism Initiative, including books, films, and websites.
Jun 8th, 2012
Sample Lesson Plan: Poetry of Witness, Creative Writing J.D.Klein Understanding by Design plans for a Poetry of Witness unit which teaches students to explore and express experience and perspective through poetry.
Jun 8th, 2012
Selected Readings on Arab Jews and Muslims J.D.Klein Reading list on the history and lives of Arab Jews and Muslims, put together by TCI: Jewish Resources and Culture for Independent Schools.
Jun 8th, 2012
TeachMidEast, Middle East Policy Council J.D.Klein TeachMidEast is an educational resource site hosted by the Middle East Policy Council. Excellent resources for teaching a variety of topics connected to the Middle East, developed by Barbara Petzen (who is also available to work directly with schools).
Sep 13th, 2011
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UBD Lesson Plan) J.D.Klein Understanding By Design curriculum for a unit exploring the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the challenges of compliance in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Jun 8th, 2012
Understanding Media Bias: Comparative Media Project (UBD Lesson Plans) J.D.Klein Understanding by Design plans for a Comparative Media unit which teaches students to recognize and deconstruct bias in media sources and representations of global events.
Jun 8th, 2012
Visual and Cultural Literacy (UBD Lesson Plans) J.D.Klein Understanding by Design lesson plans for developing visual and cultural literacy by deconstructing photographic and film work for the cultural nuances they contain.
Jun 8th, 2012