Download interdisciplinary, cross-regional and standard-specific units, lessons and instructional aids designed by teachers and scholars and tested by practicing precollegiate teachers affiliated with the National Resource Center network.
Examines location and spatial relations, places and regions, physical systems, patterns of movement and human-environmental interaction
Reviews and reinforces the first four modules on Africa's diversity, rich history and global connections
Introduces the richness and diversity of African history, and Africa's global connections.
Online maps illustrate African geography, cultures, religions, livelihoods, and modes and routes of transportation.
Continues students’ introduction to Africa, exploring their current knowledge and establishing what they would like to learn.
Explores Africa's diversity, rich history and global connections, and stereotypes of the continent.
This exercise is intended to communicate information about the three major monotheistic religions of the Middle East, Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
Basic trigonometry concepts
Investigates immigration and cultural dissemination.
Teacher in-service cultural sensitivity training
A reading and creative writing exercise.
Transmission of scientific knowledge from Islam to the West.
The transmission of the Greek and Roman classics of philosophical and scientific thought is in large part due to the Arabs who translated and salvaged these works from approximately 500 to 1300 CE.
Place-out-of-time synthesis: students research and recreate a medieval debate over questions that remain relevant today.
Touches on the history, culture and people of Turkey.
Unit about recycling in Cairo.
A bibliography of sources related to the Middle East, North Africa, Islam and Arabs. Most of these works pertain to the twentieth century.
Thinking critically about how Arabs are portrayed in mass media
A glimpse of Central Asia.
The history, people, language and literature of Morocco.
Uses coins to teach Islamic History.
Shebaa Farms is a resource-rich area located where the borders of Israel, Syria and Lebanon are in dispute. Students are given background information regarding the competing claims over this land by Hizbollah, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine and Israel. They then choose a side to represent and defend their arguments at a mock summit with other students.
Presents the various cultural, religious and ethnic identities of the population of Israel, including Ashkenazim, Mizrahim, Israeli Arabs and Druze. Discusses the history of Zionism, the creation of Israel and the ongoing political struggle between religious and secular Jews.
Examines specific Arab-American communities, including those in Chicago and Boston, and the history of Arab-American migration from the Middle East to those cities. Primary sources are used to discuss the challenges of multicultural identity.
Annotated bibliography of recommended books on topics related to the Middle East.
Provides a narrative of the political history leading up to the 1990 Gulf Crisis.
Describes the rituals performed by Muslims during the annual Hajj to Mecca.
Brief history of veiling in the Middle East and the United States.
Multidisciplinary unit, historic and modern sections, case study approach, primary sources, stand-alone components