Middle East Forum
Length of Time: 3-4 Class Periods
The Middle East is a region whose nations confront enormous problems on a daily basis. Centuries of conflict, economic and political colonization, religious tensions, and grassroots movement for democracy after decades of authoritarian rule are just some of the issues these nations face. In this activity, students will simulate a regional forum where representatives from Middle Easter nations will try to solve their own and the region’s problems.
COMPANION ACTIVITY TO Lesson: MIDDLE EAST NATION STUDY
What are the issues facing this area of the world?
How might the nations and people of the area attempt to resolve these issues?
Common Core Standards
World History I: The World from the Fall of Rome through the Enlightenment
The Emergence and Expansion of Islam in 1500
The Encounters between Christianity and Islam to 1500
The Growth and Decline of Islamic Empires
World History II: The Rise of the Nation State to the Present
Industrial Revolution and Social and Political Change in Europe, 1800-1914
WH1II.11 Describe the causes of 19th century European Imperialism
The Great Wars, 1914-1945
WHII.19 Major developments in the Middle East before World War II
The Cold War, 1945-1989
WHII.38 Nationalist Movements in the Middle East
WHII.39 Establishment of the state of Israel and resulting conflicts in the Middle East
Contemporary World, 1989-Present