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Middle East Studies: Teaching about Islam and the Middle East

A guide to Middle East news sources, web databases, digital libraries, and research tools available at the NU Libraries

The Arab-Israeli Conflict

The special challenges of teaching about the Arab Israeli conflict are discussed in the following:

The Historical Association T.E.A.C.H. (Web Site, UK Association)

History, Rationality, Narrative, Imagery: A 4-way Conversation... (journal article)

Teaching the Arab-Israeli Conflict (YouTube video by Stanford Professor Joel Benin)

Teaching Resources

Curriculum samples and ideas

Teaching the Middle East is an online resource for teachers at the high school and college level.  It includes lesson plans and supporting material such as downloadable maps and data, sample questions for class discussions, reading lists, recommended audio-visual resources and more. (Source: University of Chicago/National Endowment for the Humanities)

Crisis Guide suggests approaches to teaching current events in the Middle East based on U.S. foreign policy interests. (Source: Council on Foreign Relations)


Finding more information on curriculum development

Search ERIC and Education Research Complete for scholarship, current research and trends in the teaching of topics related to the Middle East. (Source: Ebscohost/Department of Education)

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