K-14 Educational Resources

CMENAS offers numerous materials and resources available for educators and students nationwide. Please explore the links below for additional information.


Arab Civilization »

Arab Cultural Exploration and Celebration Middle School Unit »

Arab World 1994 Contributions of Islamic Culture Lesson »

Arab World 1994 Crusades Secondary Unit »

Arab World 1994 Historical and Literary Secondary Unit »

Arab World 1994 Units Preface »

Art History Secondary Unit »

Banquet at the Alhambra Secondary Ed Portfolio Authentic Project »

Bias Toward Arab World and Islam 8th Grade Global Studies Unit »

Changing American Teens' Images Arab World Secondary Lesson Plans »

Challenge of Identity–the Pursuit of Meaning AP Lit and History Unit »

Changing Images of the Arab World »

Crusades Secondary Ed Lesson »

Culminating Travel Project Middle Eastern Studies Secondary Unit »

Unit on Israel-Palestine »


The National Middle East Language Resource Center (NMELRC at Brigham Young University provides online webinars and video footage of master teachers modeling “Best Practices” from classes all over the United States and the Middle East in addition to supporting face to face workshops and conference sessions. Students and educators of Middle Eastern languages will find materials and resources for Arabic, Persian, Turkish and Hebrew.

Middle East Outreach Council (MEOC is a national network of educators dedicated to disseminating apolitical and nonpartisan information, resources and activities furthering understanding about the Middle East. Educators and students will find a free photo resource for use in the classroom or for non-commercial projects, and educators can find information about the annual teachers’ workshop for teaching the Middle East.

Middle East Policy Council: TeachMideast is an educational outreach initiative developed by the Middle East Policy Council. It is a resource designed primarily to give high school and community college teachers a foundation to teach about critical, complex and intriguing subjects.

Teaching the Middle East: A New Online Resource for Educators was created in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and three University of Chicago units (Oriental Institute, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, and eCUIP Digital Library Project), this site presents scholarly perspectives, downloadable imagery, related links from across the Internet, textual resources, and selections from the Oriental Institute Museum’s own collection of Middle Eastern art and artifacts in a clear and logical online format.

Just Vision highlights the power and reach of Palestinians and Israelis working to end the occupation and build a future of freedom, dignity and equality for all. The website features multimedia and other sources for discussion.

The Islam Project is a national community engagement and educational outreach campaign that is a multimedia effort aimed at schools, communities, and individuals who want a clearer understanding of this institution.

Council on Foreign Relations: CFR Education is a gateway for professors, teachers, and students in search of tools and resources to increase their understanding of U.S. foreign policy and international relations. Here, educators will find the CFR Academic Outreach Initiative, which provides a forum for educators and students to interact with CFR experts and join the debate on foreign policy.

World History for Us All is a national collaboration of K-12 teachers, collegiate instructors, and educational technology specialists. It is a project of San Diego State University in cooperation with the National Center for History in the Schools at UCLA. World History for Us All is a continuing project.

New York Times: The Learning Network provides daily resources for teaching and learning with The New York Times, including lesson plans, questions for writing and discussion, quizzes, monthly contests and more.

The University of Texas at Austin: 15 Minute History – a podcast series devoted to short, accessible discussions of important topics in World History and US History. This resource is for both teachers and students.