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)

Teaching Notes are a series of guides that suggest approaches to teaching current events in the Middle East based on U.S. foreign policy interests. Topics include the Israel-Palestine confict, the Kurds, the Arab Spring, the Sunni-Shiite divide, and more.  (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)



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 the islamic state... (journal article)

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