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North Africa/Southwest Asia [electronic resource]

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Explores problems of religious conflict and urban organization with a case study on Jerusalem as sacred space. It also looks at urban and agricultural use of scarce water resources by studying Egypt's Nile River. Classroom segments show students exploring the problems of refugee populations and engaging in a hands-on activity about the Nile River Delta.
Online
2002
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The Middle East Conflict [electronic resource]

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Justin Zimmerman, a Sixth Grade teacher at Magnolia School in Joppa, Maryland, explores the claims to land in the Middle East by three major religions: Islam, Christianity, and Judaism. After learning about the geography of the area, the students begin to consider the region's political unrest and discuss the controversy over control of the land of Israel. Through the lesson, the students begin to make connections that relate their own lives to these political and religious struggle.
Online
2003
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Dealing With Controversial Issues [electronic resource]

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Examines how Social Studies teachers in any grade level can encourage open and informed discussions on controversial issues. Topics range from stereotypes and gender-based discrimination to the conflict in the Middle East. Through clearly identifying issues, listening to multiple perspectives, and formulating personal positions, teachers explore a variety of strategies that can be used to teach challenging issues.
Online
2003