Institute for Middle East Studies
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.
The Malala Curriculum
We would like to highlight the wonderful resource guide for teaching the book I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai, put together by faculty at The George Washington University.
The guide is designed to help educators teach the difficult and often controversial subjects that surround Malala's story: cultural politics, gender, religion, extremism, violence, feminism, and the value of education.
If you have any question or suggestions for future lessons, please contact Alexandra Perrotti, Education and Outreach Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202.994.7904.
The following links will open as Docs, PDFs, or Zip archives.
Geography of Iraq (grades 3-8)
DBQ- Spread of Islam (6-8)
Middle East Oil (6-8)
Mapping the Middle East (7-9)
Desalination of Water (8-9)
Music and the Middle East (9-12)
Gulf War Oral Histories (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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