Institute for Middle East Studies

Lesson Plans

The Institute for Middle East Studies' Title VI National Resource Center offers the following lesson plans free of charge to educators across the country. These lessons were written and developed by Heather Wade and Kelsey Dalrymple of GW's Graduate School of Education and Human Develoment and Clayton Thomas of GW's Elliott School of International Affairs. This curricular design project is funded by the Department of Education's Title VI National Resource Grand for the Middle East.

If you have any question or suggestions for future lessons, please contact Alexandra Perrotti, Education and Outreach Coordinator, at imesnrc@gwu.edu or 202.994.7904.

The following links will open as Docs, PDFs, or Zip archives.

Elementary Lessons:

Geography of Iraq (grades 3-8)

Secondary Lessons:

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World (6-8)

DBQ- Spread of Islam (6-8)

Middle East Oil (6-8)

Water Resources and Scarcity (6-8)

Ancient Egyptian Pyramids (7)

Demographics of Islam, Perceptions and Statistics (7-8)

Mapping the Middle East (7-9)

Desalination of Water (8-9)

YA Literature, Habibi (8-9)

Music and the Middle East (9-12)

Gulf War Oral Histories (10-12)

DBQ- The Arab Spring: Comparing Revolutions in Egypt & Tunisia (10-12)

Secularism and Women's Rights in France and Turkey (10-12)

Egyptian Revolution Writing Lesson (10-12)

The Greek-Turkish Population Exchange (10-12)

Iran Hostage Crisis (10-12)

Women in the Yemini Revolution (10-12)

Analysis of the News (12)

**The grade levels provided are merely a suggestion. Educators should review the materials to ensure suitability for the needs of their individual classrooms*

 

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Upcoming Events

Middle East Policy Forum
"Countering ISIS: An Evening with Ambassador Jeffrey, Former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq"
With Ambassador James Jeffrey

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014
7:00 PM
Room 113, Elliott School of International Affairs
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POMEPS Conference
"The Arab Uprisings Explained: A Half-Day Conference"
Friday, October 3rd, 2014
9:00 AM
Lindner Family Commons (Room 602), Elliott School of International Affairs
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Middle East Policy Forum
"The New Arabs: How the Millenial Generation is Changing the Middle East"
With Dr. Juan Cole

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014
6:00 PM
Lindner Family Commons (Room 602), Elliott School of International Affairs
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POMEPS Book Launch
"Official Stories: Politics and National Narratives in Egypt and Algeria"
With Dr. Laurie Brand
Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
12:00 PM
Lindner Family Commons (Room 602), Elliott School of International Affairs
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IMES Title VI Journalism Initiative
"Reporting from Yemen"
With Laura Kasinof
Thursday, October 16th, 2014
12:00 PM
Room 505, Elliott School of International Affairs
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