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Lesson Plans

Below are lesson plans relating to MENA subjects and categorized by date, grade level, and subject area. You will also find a brief description of the lesson plan and its components, such as learning objectives, time benchmarks, accompanying worksheets, and more.

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II. Islam

  1. An Introduction to Islam by Susan Douglass and Georgetown Univ. Center for Contemporary Arab Studies
  2. Arts of the Islamic World: A Teacher’s Guide by the Smithsonian Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
  3. Black Muslims in the United States: An Introductory Activity by Alison Kysia
  4. How to Look at a Qur’an by the Smithsonian Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
  5. Teaching about Muslims and Islam in the Public School Classroom: A Handbook for Educators by Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies
  6. Contributions of Islamic Culture by R. Newsted

VI. Country Specific Lesson Plans

  1. Teaching Norooz by Saviz Safizadeh

VII. Movement, Migration, and Diasporas

VIII. Society and Governance

  1. Women & Gender by Rethinking the Region: New Approaches to 9-12 US Curriculum on the Modern Middle East and North Africa
  2. Plural Identities by Rethinking the Region: New Approaches to 9-12 US Curriculum on the Modern Middle East and North Africa
  3. Empire & Nation by Rethinking the Region: New Approaches to 9-12 US Curriculum on the Modern Middle East and North Africa
  4. Political & Social Movements by Rethinking the Region: New Approaches to 9-12 US Curriculum on the Modern Middle East and North Africa
  5. Arts & Technology by Rethinking the Region: New Approaches to 9-12 US Curriculum on the Modern Middle East and North Africa