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“Against All Odds”

“Against All Odds” is an interactive web game created by UNHCR to create awareness among students about the risks and hardships of becoming a refugee. Students can play through 12 levels of hardship and plight. The game is geared toward a middle school level.

School Level: Middle/High School,
Intended Use: Teaching Arab Culture and Arab Studies,
Language of Presentation: English,

“Ahmad the Trustworthy” – “أحمد الأمين”

Entitled “أحمد الأمين” (“Ahmad the Trustworthy”), this is a short story that is part of the MBC3 for Kids series. The story is presented through an interactive application making the characters and pages come to live. Readers have the option of reading the story on their own, or choosing to listen to its narration.

School Level: Elementary,
Intended Use: Teaching the Arabic Language,
Language of Presentation: Arabic,

“Blessings in the Pre-Dawn Meal”

Entitled “في السحور بركة” (“Blessings in the Pre-Dawn Meal”), this is a short story that is part of the MBC3 for Kids series. The story is presented through an interactive application making the characters and pages come to live. Readers have the option of reading the story on their own, or choosing to listen to its narration.

School Level: Elementary,
Intended Use: Teaching the Arabic Language,
Language of Presentation: Arabic,

“Connecting Syria’s Allies and Enemies” Infographic – Lesson Plan

This lesson plan uses an infographic from Al-Jazeera called “Connecting Syria’s Allies and Enemies” to explore the current conflict in Syria. The lesson asks students to use information from the infographic to outline who does and does not support military intervention in Syria. The lesson concludes with a group discussion and an essay assignment.

School Level: Middle/High School,
Intended Use: Teaching Arab Culture and Arab Studies,
Language of Presentation: English,

“Ducklings” – “صغــار البط”

Entitled “صغــار البط” (“Ducklings”), this is a short story that is part of the MBC3 for Kids series. The story is presented through an interactive application making the characters and pages come to live. Readers have the option of reading the story on their own, or choosing to listen to its narration.

School Level: Elementary,
Intended Use: Teaching the Arabic Language,
Language of Presentation: Arabic,

“Fun with 1-20” Full Unit, Elementary level

This unit was developed for a kindergarten full immersion classroom, but could be used for/applied to any elementary (level 1) classroom. It is intended to be used over a period of 12 days and focuses on the interpretive and presentational modes of communication. It is based on the ACTFL standards.

School Level: Elementary,
Intended Use: Teaching the Arabic Language,
Language of Presentation: Arabic, English,

“Get Control of Your Weight”

This page from Namat magazine gives readers information about the components of a healthy diet. The following are ways in which teachers can use it with students:   Have students practice guessing new words and plurals like لحوم and زيوت from context using visual clues. Ask students to skim the information about what constitutes a […]

School Level: College/University, Middle/High School,
Intended Use: Teaching the Arabic Language,
Language of Presentation: Arabic,

“How to Teach… About Refugees”

The Guardian article, “How to teach…about refugees” is a one-pager on how to begin talking about the refugee crisis in the classroom and focuses on one-day short activities. It separates its approach into primary and secondary and directs teachers to basic activities that can be used in the classroom.

School Level: Elementary, Middle/High School,
Intended Use: Teaching Arab Culture and Arab Studies,
Language of Presentation: English,

“I’m Fasting” – “إني صائم”

Entitled “إني صائم” (“I’m Fasting”), this is a short story that is part of the MBC3 for Kids series. The story is presented through an interactive application making the characters and pages come to live. Readers have the option of reading the story on their own, or choosing to listen to its narration.

School Level: Elementary,
Intended Use: Teaching the Arabic Language,
Language of Presentation: Arabic,

“Maintaining Ties of Kinship” – “صلة الرحم”

This is an interactive story in the sense that children are supposed to write the story by placing the available sentences in order. Entitled “صلة الرحم” (“Being Thankful For Your Blessings”), this is a short story that is part of the MBC3 for Kids series. The story is presented through an interactive application making the characters […]

School Level: Elementary,
Intended Use: Teaching the Arabic Language,
Language of Presentation: Arabic,

“My Family” Full Unit, Elementary

This unit was developed for a kindergarten full immersion classroom, but could be used for/applied to any elementary (level 1) classroom. It is intended to be used over a period of 10 days and focuses on the interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational modes of communication. It is based on the ACTFL standards.

School Level: Elementary,
Intended Use: Teaching the Arabic Language,
Language of Presentation: Arabic, English,

“My Flower Grows” – “وردتي تكبر”

Entitled “وردتي تكبر” (“My Flower Grows”), this is a short story that is part of the MBC3 for Kids series. The story is presented through an interactive application making the characters and pages come to live. Readers have the option of reading the story on their own, or choosing to listen to its narration.

School Level: Elementary,
Intended Use: Teaching the Arabic Language,
Language of Presentation: Arabic,

“Reading” Political Cartoons

In this lesson plan, students will understand representations and stereotypes of Arabs and Muslims in American political cartoons. This lesson includes three different political cartoons. Discussion questions are provided for each cartoon.

School Level: Middle/High School,
Intended Use: Teaching Arab Culture and Arab Studies,
Language of Presentation: English,

“Super Sondos” – “سوبر سندس”

Entitled “سوبر سندس” (“Super Sondos”), this is a short story that is part of the MBC3 for Kids series. The story is presented through an interactive application making the characters and pages come to live. Readers have the option of reading the story on their own, or choosing to listen to its narration.  

School Level: Elementary,
Intended Use: Teaching the Arabic Language,
Language of Presentation: Arabic,

“The Athletic Hero” – “البطل الرياضي”

Entitled “البطل الرياضي” (“The Athletic Hero”), this is a short story that is part of the MBC3 for Kids series. The story is presented through an interactive application making the characters and pages come to live. Readers have the option of reading the story on their own, or choosing to listen to its narration.  

School Level: Elementary,
Intended Use: Teaching the Arabic Language,
Language of Presentation: Arabic,

“The Cleanliness Race” – “سباق النظافة”

Entitled “سباق النظافة” (“The Cleanliness Race”), this is a short story that is part of the MBC3 for Kids series. The story is presented through an interactive application making the characters and pages come to live. Readers have the option of reading the story on their own, or choosing to listen to its narration.

School Level: Elementary,
Intended Use: Teaching the Arabic Language,
Language of Presentation: Arabic,

“The Correct Method for Nordic Walking”

This clip is from a magazine advising readers on the correct method for “Nordic walking.” The following are ways in which teachers can use it with students: Cut out the circular labels for actions and have students try to figure out where each circle originally was, based on their knowledge of body parts (this much cutting […]

School Level: College/University, Middle/High School,
Intended Use: Teaching the Arabic Language,
Language of Presentation: Arabic,

“The Drawing Contest” – “مسابقة الرسم”

Entitled “مسابقة الرسم” (“The Drawing Contest”), this is a short story that is part of the MBC3 for Kids series. The story is presented through an interactive application making the characters and pages come to live. Readers have the option of reading the story on their own, or choosing to listen to its narration.

School Level: Elementary,
Intended Use: Teaching the Arabic Language,
Language of Presentation: Arabic,

“The Fox and the Bird” – “الثعلب والعصفور”

Entitled “الثعلب والعصفور” (“The Fox and the Bird”), this is a short story that is part of the MBC3 for Kids series. The story is presented through an interactive application making the characters and pages come to live. Readers have the option of reading the story on their own, or choosing to listen to its narration.

School Level: Elementary,
Intended Use: Teaching the Arabic Language,
Language of Presentation: Arabic,

“The Poor Cat” – “القطة المسكينة”

Entitled “القطة المسكينة” (“The Poor Cat”), this is a short story that is part of the MBC3 for Kids series. The story is presented through an interactive application making the characters and pages come to live. Readers have the option of reading the story on their own, or choosing to listen to its narration.

School Level: Elementary,
Intended Use: Teaching the Arabic Language,
Language of Presentation: Arabic,

“The Scary Ghost” – “الشبح المخيف”

Entitled “الشبح المخيف” (“The Scary Ghost”), this is a short story that is part of the MBC3 for Kids series. The story is presented through an interactive application making the characters and pages come to live. Readers have the option of reading the story on their own, or choosing to listen to its narration. The theme of […]

School Level: Elementary,
Intended Use: Teaching the Arabic Language,
Language of Presentation: Arabic,

“The Three Fish” – “السمكات الثلاثة”

Entitled “السمكات الثلاثة” (“The Three Fish”), this is a short story that is part of the MBC3 for Kids series; and was inspired by the tales of “Kalila and Dimna.” The story is presented through an interactive application making the characters and pages come to live. Readers have the option of reading the story on their own, […]

School Level: Elementary,
Intended Use: Teaching the Arabic Language,
Language of Presentation: Arabic,

“The Victory of Friendship” – “انتصار الصداقة”

Entitled “انتصار الصداقة” (“The Victory of Friendship”), this is a short story that is part of the MBC3 for Kids series. The story is presented through an interactive application making the characters and pages come to live. Readers have the option of reading the story on their own, or choosing to listen to its narration.

School Level: Elementary,
Intended Use: Teaching the Arabic Language,
Language of Presentation: Arabic,

“Using Arabic at School” Full Unit, Elementary Arabic

This unit was developed for a kindergarten full immersion classroom, but could be used for/applied to any elementary (level 1) classroom. It is to be used over a period of 12 days and focuses on the interpretive, interpersonal & presentational modes of communication. The unit is based on the ACTFL standards.  

School Level: Elementary,
Intended Use: Teaching the Arabic Language,
Language of Presentation: Arabic, English,

“What I Study” Powerpoint

This resource was created as a teaching tool for elementary-level high school Arabic unit, but may be used in any classroom of elementary-level. Powerpoint is in Arabic and downloadable.

School Level: College/University, Elementary, Middle/High School,
Intended Use: Teaching the Arabic Language,
Language of Presentation: Arabic,

“Being Thankful for Your Blessings” – “شكر النعمة”

This is an interactive story in the sense that children are supposed to write the story by placing the available sentences in order. Entitled “شكر النعمة” (“Being Thankful For Your Blessings”), this is a short story that is part of the MBC3 for Kids series. The story is presented through an interactive application making the characters […]

School Level: Elementary,
Intended Use: Teaching the Arabic Language,
Language of Presentation: Arabic,

“What did I say?” Listening Assessment

This resource provides information on how to administer varied assessment types.It provides information on how to make the assessments feel less like an exam and more like an activity in order to reduce student anxiety. Assessments to assess students comprehension across all language skills are provided.

School Level: College/University, Elementary, Middle/High School,
Intended Use: Teaching the Arabic Language,
Language of Presentation: English,

“With Him” – Amr Diab

This blog presents a beautiful song by Amr Diab . The song is entitled “ويــَّــاه ” which means “With Him.” A direct link to the song on YouTube is provided along with the lyrics. The blog compares Egyptian Arabic to Modern Standard Arabic using the song as a reference.

School Level: College/University, Middle/High School,
Intended Use: Teaching the Arabic Language,
Language of Presentation: Arabic, English,

(OER) ماذا تعرف عن الموارد التعليمية المفتوحة

This is an article published by New Education that talks about open education and its resources. The article starts with identifying what open education is. It speaks about how open education started and some of the great resources it offers.

School Level: College/University,
Intended Use: Teaching the Arabic Language,
Language of Presentation: Arabic,

#SOS4GAZA Reaches Mohammed Assaf

This short clip from the UNRWA features Mohammed Assaf as part of its campaign to promote help for Gaza. The video aims to raise awareness about the situation in Gaza through children’s perspectives. The video features children from Gaza and their aspirations in life.

School Level: College/University, Elementary, Middle/High School,
Intended Use: Teaching Arab Culture and Arab Studies, Teaching the Arabic Language,
Language of Presentation: Arabic, English,

#SOS4Gaza: Message in a Bottle

This is an advertising to solicit donations for Gaza. Young children from Gaza refugee camps talk about their dreams and hopes as they narrate about themselves. They realize that no one is listening to them so they decide to write a message expressing their hopes and dreams and throw it in a bottle hoping that someone […]

School Level: College/University, Elementary, Middle/High School,
Intended Use: Teaching the Arabic Language,
Language of Presentation: Arabic,

100 Years in Mesopotamia: A Century of Conflict in Iraq, 1914-2014

This two-week unit plan was created for 9th grade Modern World History. Class size may vary from 24-33, and the class schedule calls for one 45-minute session and two 93-minute sessions per week. Six lessons are included that are related to the unit, though the unit can be extended beyond 6 sessions. Ideally, this unit […]

School Level: Middle/High School,
Intended Use: Teaching Arab Culture and Arab Studies,
Language of Presentation: English,

100 Years Later: The Armenian Genocide and Denial

In this lesson plan, students learn about the Armenian Genocide and how the event has shaped the past 100 years of history. Students listen to a story from This American Life, conduct internet research on the topic, and consider the social and political ramifications of the genocide. This lesson may be included in a unit about […]

School Level: Middle/High School,
Intended Use: Teaching Arab Culture and Arab Studies,
Language of Presentation: English,

100 years of Middle East history

This resource presents the past 100 years in the Middle East, from 1912-2012. The list begins in 1912, with the signing of the Treaty of Fes, and making Morocco a protectorate of the French. The list includes images and text and ends on June 24, 2012 with the election of Mohammed Morsi in Egypt. Each moment in […]

School Level: College/University, Middle/High School,
Intended Use: Teaching Arab Culture and Arab Studies,
Language of Presentation: English,

1001 Inventions Primary School Activity Sheet

Designed for primary school students, this worksheet can be used alone or as a supplement to the 1001 Inventions exhibit. The worksheet addresses several aspects of the exhibition, including the: Home, School, Market, Hospital, Town, World, and Universe Zones. Hence, this worksheet focuses on highlighting the remarkable contributions of Ibn al-Haytham, Fatima al-Fihri, Al-Zahrawi, Abbas […]

School Level: Elementary,
Intended Use: Teaching Arab Culture and Arab Studies,
Language of Presentation: English,

1001 Inventions Teachers’ Pack

The main aim of this pack is to help science teachers teach the science content of the National Curriculum in a fun and engaging manner while highlighting contributions by Muslim scientific scholars. By offering easily digestible historical facts and simple experiments to demonstrate key scientific and technological principles this resource offers an exciting opportunity to […]

School Level: Elementary, Middle/High School,
Intended Use: Teaching Arab Culture and Arab Studies,
Language of Presentation: English,

15 Minute History

15 Minute History is a collection of podcasts featuring short discussions about important topics in world history. These podcasts are a great refresher for teachers as well as an excellent way for students to learn about various historical people, events, and subjects. Each podcast also includes additional readings and resources about the topic.

School Level: College/University, Middle/High School,
Intended Use: Teaching Arab Culture and Arab Studies,
Language of Presentation: English,

15 Minute History: European Imperialism in the Middle East, Part I

In this episode of 15 Minute History, the first in a two part series, host Joan Neuberger talks to Christopher Rose, Outreach Director at the Center for Middle East History at UT Austin. Mr. Rose begins his discussion of European Imperialism in the Middle East by providing a long view of history and taking us […]

School Level: College/University, Middle/High School,
Intended Use: Teaching Arab Culture and Arab Studies,
Language of Presentation: English,

15 Minute History: European Imperialism in the Middle East, Part II

In this episode of 15 Minute History, host Joan Neuberger continues her conversation with Christopher Rose, Outreach Director at the Center for Middle East History at UT Austin. In this podcast, the second of a two part series, Mr. Rose discusses the events of World War I as a critical moment in European colonialism and highlights […]

School Level: College/University, Middle/High School,
Intended Use: Teaching Arab Culture and Arab Studies,
Language of Presentation: English,

15 Minute History: History of the Ottoman Empire, Part I

In this episode of 15 Minute History. host Christopher Rose talks with Barbara Petzen, Director of Middle East Connections. Dr. Petzen helps listeners understand who the Ottomans were, how they rose to power, and what made them so successful. This resource also includes links to additional materials and primary sources to teach and learn about the Ottomans.

School Level: College/University, Middle/High School,
Intended Use: Teaching Arab Culture and Arab Studies,
Language of Presentation: English,

15 Minute History: History of the Ottoman Empire, Part II

In this podcast, the second of a two part series, host Christopher Rose continues his discussion with Barbara Petzen, Director of Middle East Connections, about the Ottoman Empire. In this episode, Ms. Petzen begins by discussing what daily life under the Ottoman Empire was like. She uses this social history to question the typical categories used to teach […]

School Level: College/University, Middle/High School,
Intended Use: Teaching Arab Culture and Arab Studies,
Language of Presentation: English,

15 Minute History: How Jews Translate the Bible and Why

In this episode of 15 Minute History, host Christopher Rose talks to Leonard Greenspoon, Professor of Near Eastern Civilizations and Klutznick Chair in Jewish Civilization at Creighton University. Dr. Greenspoon discusses the process of translating a religious text, in this instance the Jewish Bible, into a modern language. In particular, he notes the role of interpretation in […]

School Level: College/University, Middle/High School,
Intended Use: Teaching Arab Culture and Arab Studies,
Language of Presentation: English,

15 Minute History: Islamic Extremism in the Modern World

In this episode of 15 Minute History,Joan Neuberger, Professor of History at UT Austin interviews Christopher Rose, Outreach Director of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at UT Austin. Chris provides tips and techniques for teaching about Islamic extremism in the classroom without resorting to stereotypes or demonization. He highlights three key points to keep […]

School Level: College/University, Middle/High School,
Intended Use: Teaching Arab Culture and Arab Studies,
Language of Presentation: English,

15 Minute History: Sunni and Shia in Medieval Syria

In this episode of 15 Minute History, host Christopher Rose talks to Stephennie Mulder, Assistant Professor of Art History and Middle Eastern Studies at UT-Austin. Dr. Mulder discusses sectarianism in Syria through the lens of medieval architecture, illuminating new understandings of the current conflict in Syria. The resource also includes a discussion of how to use […]

School Level: College/University, Middle/High School,
Intended Use: Teaching Arab Culture and Arab Studies,
Language of Presentation: English,

15 Minute History: The Fatimids

In this episode of 15 Minute History, host Christopher Rose talks to Shainool Jiwa, Head of Constituency Studies at the Institute for Ismaili Studies in London about the Fatimids. This podcast illuminates an interesting element of sectarianism in the MENA region by asking why it is that after 3 centuries of Shia rule in the region, Sunnis […]

School Level: College/University, Middle/High School,
Intended Use: Teaching Arab Culture and Arab Studies,
Language of Presentation: English,

15 TED Talks on Refugee Resilience

UNHCR Innovation offers a list of TED Talks relating to the lives and struggles of the modern refugee. Topics range from the Syrian refugee crisis to life in the largest refugee camp on Earth.

School Level: College/University, Middle/High School,
Intended Use: Teaching Arab Culture and Arab Studies,
Language of Presentation: English,

1913: Seeds of Conflict

1913: Seeds of Conflict is a new documentary on Palestine just before the start of World War I. Offering multiple perspectives and using documentary footage from the early 20th century, this PBS documentary seeks to challenge the narrative that there has always been conflict in Palestine. This documentary can open the door for further discussion […]

School Level: College/University, Middle/High School,
Intended Use: Teaching Arab Culture and Arab Studies,
Language of Presentation: English,

هذا الكتاب عبارة عن فهرس يضم 201 فعل من أفعال اللغة العربية مع ذكر جميع أنواع تصريف الفعل في شكل جدول يحتوي على الجذر والمصدر والمبني للمعلوم والمبني للمجهول وكل أزمنة الفعل وحالات الإعراب والبناء. تم اختيار كل الأفعال المضمنة بحيث تُمثل كل الأشكال التي يكون عليها الفعل في اللغة العربية (وذلك يعني 3 اشكال للفعل المعتل و6 أشكال للفعل ...

201 Arabic Verbs

This book is an index of 201 Arabic verbs, each one fully conjugated in a table that includes the root, the masdar, the passive and active participles, and all existing tenses and cases. The verbs are specifically chosen to represent all verbs of that form (i.e. weak measure 3 verbs, hollow measure 6 verbs, etc.) […]

School Level: College/University, Middle/High School,
Intended Use: Teaching the Arabic Language,
Language of Presentation: Arabic, English,

22 Posters (Variety Set)

The following set of charts are designed to help students learn Arabic vocabulary. There are 22 charts in each set. The sets present a wide variety of vocabulary dealing with topics such as fruits, common objects, animals, and much more.

School Level: Elementary,
Intended Use: Teaching the Arabic Language,
Language of Presentation: Arabic, English,

تحتوي هذه الصفحة على روابط تُحيل على 36 قصة للأطفال مكتوبة باللغة العربية. تشتمل العديد من القصص المدرجة في الصفحة على مغزى أخلاقي أو أي شأن تربوي آخر. تحتوي كل صفحة من كل قصة على رسومات توضيحية صغيرة لشرح الكلمات الصعبة في أسفل الصفحة لتسهيل عملية القراءة بالنسبة للقراء الناطقين باللغة العربية وبغيرها. تتدرج القصص من حيث الصعوبة مع الاهتمام ...

36 Arabic Stories for Kids

This page contains links to thirty-six stories children’s stories written in Arabic. Many of the stories include morals or other teaching moments. Each page of every story has small illustrations for difficult words at the bottom to help make reading easier for both native and non-native speakers. The stories move from easy to more difficult. […]

School Level: College/University, Elementary, Middle/High School,
Intended Use: Teaching the Arabic Language,
Language of Presentation: Arabic, English,