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100 Years Later: The Armenian Genocide and Denial
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100 Years Later: The Armenian Genocide and Denial

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This lesson plan covers the Armenian Genocide and its effects on the world, and includes a procedural outline as well as discussion questions and activities.

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Social Studies
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Center for Middle Eastern Studies, The University of Arizona
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05/11/2017
All Roads Lead to Istanbul: 1150 World's Fair Simulation
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All Roads Lead to Istanbul: 1150 World's Fair Simulation

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In this unit, students will gain knowledge of the Ottoman Empire and will work together to demonstrate that knowledge in a presentation and simulation of the culture and time period.

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Social Studies
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Center for Middle Eastern Studies, The University of Arizona
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05/12/2017
Armenia in a Time of Change
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Armenia in a Time of Change

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This cooperative learning activity helps students examine the development of a small country in a time of transition, in this case the breakup of the Soviet Union, which coincided with a national disaster and a war. Using photographs, maps, and historical information, students will write diary accounts of a teenager's life in Armenia.

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Social Studies
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Center for Middle Eastern Studies, The University of Arizona
Date Added:
05/12/2017
Comparing and Contrasting the Empires of Rome, China, and the Ottoman Empire
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Comparing and Contrasting the Empires of Rome, China, and the Ottoman Empire

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In this lesson, students will compare and contrast the empires of the Ottoman Empire, Rome, and China, learning the similarities and differences as well as identifying and explaining characteristics of why empires rise and fall.

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Social Studies
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Center for Middle Eastern Studies, The University of Arizona
Date Added:
05/11/2017
Contagion, Quarantines, and Cures in History: Case Study - The Ottoman Empire
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Contagion, Quarantines, and Cures in History: Case Study - The Ottoman Empire

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Using the Eurasian frontier as a case study, this lesson will introduce students to the importance of disease transmission and containment in history - and their connection to world trade, military movements, population movements, and government social policies.

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Social Studies
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Center for Middle Eastern Studies, The University of Arizona
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05/12/2017
Culture Versus Capitalism in Rural Morocco
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Culture Versus Capitalism in Rural Morocco

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The purpose of this lesson is to analyze how globalization is affecting the financial socialization of young people in Morocco and the broader middle east, and reflect on how notions of "tradition", "modern", "need", and "want" affect consumer behavior in varying cultural contexts.

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Social Studies
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Center for Middle Eastern Studies, The University of Arizona
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05/15/2017
Cyprus and "The Other"
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Cyprus and "The Other"

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This lesson investigates the concept of "the Other" in Conflict Resolution through the exploration of Cypriot history and geography, using analytical, literacy, and writing skills to unravel intolerance within a society.

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Social Studies
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Center for Middle Eastern Studies, The University of Arizona
Date Added:
05/12/2017
Diasporas: The Great Geographic Dislocations of History
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Diasporas: The Great Geographic Dislocations of History

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The mass movement of people is a phenomenon that has profound impact on both the losing and gaining areas as well as on the people involved. The purpose of this lesson is to acquaint students with several different diasporas throughout history and give them the opportunity to explore and analyze another diaspora and prepare a presentation on that topic.

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Social Studies
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Center for Middle Eastern Studies, The University of Arizona
Date Added:
05/15/2017
An Indian Ocean Trade Simulation
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An Indian Ocean Trade Simulation

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The Indian Ocean Trade network has been a conduit for goods and culture for thousands of years. This lesson will teach students key concepts of cultural diffusion, and diasporic communities.

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Social Studies
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Center for Middle Eastern Studies, The University of Arizona
Date Added:
05/12/2017
The Kurds: A People Without a Country
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The Kurds: A People Without a Country

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This lesson begins with a lecture/presentation about the Kurds and their history/geography. Students are then asked to divide into pairs, randomly choose a place and time in modern Kurdish history in which their character will live, conduct research on the historical situation, fill out the research question guide and the options pros and cons guide, and write a detailed letter explaining what actions their fictional character plans to take and why.

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Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Center for Middle Eastern Studies, The University of Arizona
Date Added:
05/15/2017