Matters of Education

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Middle East Nation Study, MS

Length of Time:   Mostly out of class to conduct research


To help students understand the complex forces that shape events related to the entire region, they will each become an expert about one nation. Central to this project will be learning about the geography, history, economy and politics of their country. They will also reflect on the Arab Spring, fundamentalist reaction, and impact within their country.

Companion Activity (in 9-12 Curriculum): Middle East Forum

Essential Questions

What are the key issues facing the nations of this crucial area of the world?

Common Core Standards

Content Standards

Grade 6: World Geography: Concepts and Skills:

  • History and Geography: Reading and Interpreting Maps
  • Economics
  • Learning Standards: Western Asia (the Middle East)