Your Phone is Now a Refugee’s Phone

Directions: watch on a mobile If you had to flee your country, what’s the one piece of technology you would take with you? This striking film, designed to watch on a mobile phone, helps the viewer to experience with immediacy the confusion and fear fac …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Streaming Audio, Webpage
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: BBC Media Action

Libya: A Country Study

The Country Studies text from the Library of Congress on Algeria includes an overview independent Algeria up to the mid 1980s.

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Webpage
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Library of Congress

Algeria: A Country Study

The Country Studies text from the Library of Congress on Algeria includes an overview independent Algeria up to 1992.

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Webpage
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Library of Congress

Persian Gulf States: A Country Study

Post-independence histories for the Gulf States is covered in this country study in the section “Developments Since Independence” found under “Historical Setting.” Specific information about the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait and the Persian Gulf War can be …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Webpage
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Library of Congress

Saudi Arabia: A Country Study

For a history of Saudi Arabia after WWII, Read the history section from “The Rule of Abd al Aziz” to its end. Note that this was last updated in 1992.

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Webpage
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Library of Congress

Lebanon: A Country Study

The Country Studies text from the Library of Congress on Lebanon includes a basic section on the Civil War.

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Webpage
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Library of Congress

Primer on Palestine, Israel, and the Israeli-Arab Conflict

This text provides a comprehensive overview of the key events and issues in the Israeli-Arab / Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It includes major wars (including those in 1948, 1967, 1973) along with the two intifadas, peace efforts, and issues that remai …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Webpage
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Middle East Research and Information Project

Crash Course World History: Conflict in Israel and Palestine

This entertaining yet informative offers a brief introduction to the Israeli-Arab / Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Although not exhaustive (the 1973 war is notably absent), it does offer a substantial narrative of the conflict while acknowledging the co …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Streaming Video, Webpage
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Crash Course World History

Iraq: A Country Study

This resources covers the Hussein regime in the sections “The Emergence of Saddam Husayn, 1968-1979” and “The Iran-Iraq Conflict.” Note that this text was last updated in 1988.

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Webpage
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Library of Congress

The Saddam Hussein Sourcebook: Declassified Secrets from the U.S.-Iraq Relationship

This website provides links to a variety of declassified documents from U.S. NSA on the relationship between the United States and Iraq, with specific focus on the Saddam Hussein regime and United States’ interventions in Iraq. These primary sources pr …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Webpage
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: National Security Agency

A Global Controversy: The U.S. Invasion of Iraq

This curriculum from the Choices Program at Brown University provides a history of Iraq and U.S. Involvement in Iraq, with special focus on the War in Iraq that began in 2003. The student provides a solid overview of the history of Iraq, and could be u …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Webpage
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: The Choices Program at Brown University

Syria: A Country Study

The Library of Congress’ study for Syria can provide key background information on post-war Syria from the section “Independence” to the end of the history. Please note that this was last updated in 1987.

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Webpage
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Library of Congress

Syria: The Reckoning

This documentary from Al Jazeera covers the history of Syria from the creation of the Ba’ath Party to the beginning of the Syrian Civil War. The first half focuses on the Ba’ath Party, the United Arab Republic, and the events leading up to Hafez al-Ass …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Streaming Video, Webpage
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Al Jazeera

Egypt: A Country Study

The Country Studies series from the Library of Congress provide basic histories of nations around the world. Relevant sections run from “The Revolution and the Early Years of the New Government, 1952-1956” through “Husni Mubarak.” Teachers should note …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Webpage
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Library of Congress

Nasser’s Complex Legacy

This article looks back at the legacy of Nasser by examining the different sides of the Egyptian leader. This text can help students start to think about Nasser’s role in Egypt as potentially both positive and negative, and the extent to which he has i …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Webpage
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Open Democracy

Middle East: Carnegie News

The landing page for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s Middle East program, this site offers links to articles and resources focused on the Middle East today. This is a useful resource for students and teachers wanting to explore current …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Webpage
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

It’s Time for the US to Support Democracy, Not Dictatorship, in Egypt

This opinion piece criticizes the United States’ support for the al-Sisi government in Egypt, arguing that it is support for a dictatorship, not a democracy. It cites examples of the authoritarian nature of the current regime while connecting it to the …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Webpage
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: The Nation

Debate Club: Has Obama Properly Handled the Arab Spring?

This page from U.S. News & World Report collects a variety of opinions on the United States’ response to the Arab Uprisings. After summarizing the issue, it provides links to eight opinion pieces written by foreign policy and academic experts, four …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Webpage
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: US News

A New Beginning

President Obama’s 2009 speech to the Arab world lays out his foreign policy goals and messages for the Middle East. Given six months before the start of the Arab Uprisings, this is a useful frame for evaluating the United States’ response to the Arab U …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Streaming Video, Webpage
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: The White House Archives

Yemen: New York Times

This is the New York Times’ topics page for Yemen. This page includes the most recent articles published by the New York Times about Yemen, as well as links to external resources.. Linked articles provide an understanding of the impact of the Arab upri …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Webpage
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: New York Times

Yemen profile – Timeline

This timeline from the BBC covers major events the history of Yemen, including significant detail on Yemen’s uprisings and their aftermath, thus providing a basic understanding of the sequence of events in Yemen.

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Webpage
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: BBC

Bahrain: New York Times

This is the New York Times’ topics page for Bahrain. This page includes the most recent articles published by the New York Times about Bahrain, as well as links to external resources about Bahrain. Linked articles provide an understanding of the impact …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Webpage
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: New York Times

Bahrain profile – Timeline

This timeline from the BBC covers major events in Bahrain’s history with specific detail on the 21st century, including the uprisings and the government’s response, thus providing a basic understanding of the sequence of events in Bahrain.

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Webpage
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: BBC

Syria: New York Times

The New York Times’ topics page for Syria offers a variety of news articles and other resources on the Syrian Civil War and the Syrian refugee crisis, which both stem from the government response to protests in Syria during the Arab Uprisings. In addit …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Webpage
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: New York Times

Syria Profile – Timeline

This timeline from the BBC covers major events in the history of Syria, with more detailed information on the 21st century, the Arab uprisings, and the Syrian Civil War. By using this timeline, students can develop an understanding of the sequence of e …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Webpage
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: BBC

After Mubarak: A New Middle East?

The second lesson in a series from the Choices Program, this asks students to consider the possibility of Hosni Mubarak being removed from office, which was achieved on February 11, 2011. It uses video interviews with a scholar and examination of polit …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Webpage
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: The Choices Program at Brown University

Egypt’s Uprising

This is the first of three lessons created by Brown University’s Choices Program immediately following the start of protests in Egypt in 2011. This lesson focuses on the causes of the uprising, the role of social media, and the response of the United S …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Webpage
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: The Choices Program at Brown University

Egypt: New York Times

This is the New York Times’ topics page for Egypt. This page includes the most recent articles published by the New York Times about Egypt, as well as links to external resources about Egypt. Much of the focus is examining the Egyptian Revolution and i …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Webpage
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: New York Times

Egypt profile – Timeline

This timeline from the BBC covers major events in the history of Egypt, with more detailed information on the 21st century and the Egyptian revolution. The summary of events provided by this timeline can help develop students’ basic understanding of th …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Webpage
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: BBC

Libya: New York Times

Unlike other topic pages, the New York Times’ Libya page focuses on the attack on the United States embassy in 2012. However, it does provide links to New York Times articles on current events in Egypt beyond the political implications of the attack. I …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Webpage
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: The New York Times

Libya profile – Timeline

This timeline from the BBC covers major events in the history of Libya, with more detailed information on the 21st century, including the uprisings and their aftermath. This site can be a useful source for developing a basic understanding the events in …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Webpage
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: BBC

The Nobel Peace Prize 2015

This website holds the official information on the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize, awarded to Tunisia’s National Dialogue Quartet, which worked to establish a relatively stable, pluralistic democracy in Tunisia following the Arab Uprisings. Their work and this …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Webpage
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Nobel Prize

Lesson Plan: Revolution in Tunisia

This lesson plan, from the midst of the Arab Uprisings, introduces students to the Tunisian Revolution up to the stepping down of Ben Ali from power in early 2011. The lesson includes ideas for building knowledge about the causes of the uprisings befor …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Webpage
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting

Tunisia: New York Times

The New York Times’ topics page for Tunisia includes the most recent articles published by the New York Times about Tunisia, as well as links to external resources. Much of the focus is examining the Jasmine Revolution and its aftermath. This is a usef …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Webpage
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: New York Times

Tunisia profile – Timeline

This timeline from the BBC covers major events in Tunisia’s history with specific detail on the 21st century, including the uprisings and their aftermath, thus providing a basic understanding of the sequence of events of the Tunisian revolution.

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Webpage
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: BBC

Inside the Egyptian Revolution

In this TED Talk, Wael Ghonim shares his experience as part of the Egyptian Revolution. His talk and experience focus on the role of social media in galvanizing people and organizing protests, thus offering an argument supporting the importance of tech …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Webpage
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: TED Talk

The Arab Spring: An Interactive Timeline of Middle East Protests

This timeline from The Guardian covers the Arab Uprisings from December 2010 to December 2011. Events are organized by nation and divided into four types: protest/government response, political move, regime change, and international/external response. …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Webpage
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: The Guardian

Protests, Revolutions, and Democratic Change

This is the third lesson in a series from Brown University’s The Choices Program, following lessons focused on events in Egypt (found in section F below). In this lesson, students find online news articles in small groups to examine the causes and effe …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Webpage
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: The Choices Program at Brown University

Lesson Plan: Writing About the Arab Spring

This lesson, written a few months after the main protest stage, joins gaining knowledge about the Arab Uprisings with a focus on developing writing skills. It provides links to articles about the events of the uprisings in 2011, along with suggested ap …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Webpage
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting

The Attitudes that Sparked the Arab Spring

In this TED Talk, Dalia Mogahed discusses the context and causes of the Arab Uprisings in Egypt through data collected on the “attitudes and hopes” of Egyptians. Although this talk focuses on Egypt, it can spark conversations about general immediate ca …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Streaming Video
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: TED Talk

The Mirage of Islamic Art: Reflections on the Study of an Unwieldy Field

This long essay by leading art historians Sheila Blair and Jonathan Bloom challenges traditional definitions of Islamic art. It discusses the origins of the label “Islamic art,” as well as debates in the field among universalists who see Islamic art as …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Downloadable File
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider:

A Refugee’s Story – Lesson Plan

This lesson plan is intended for educators to use digital media to contextualize the current refugee crisis stemming from Syria. Specifically, educators will utilize “Welcome to Canada”, a short film focused on a single refugee, Mohammed Alsaleh” and d …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Downloadable File, Streaming Video, Webpage
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Global Oneness Project

Arabic Multimedia Collection

This is an online resource with interactive games and learning applications to further educators’ and students’ understanding and appreciation of the Arabic language. It offers resources on arts, culture, music and history.

Language of Presentation: Arabic, English
Media Format: Downloadable File, Webpage
School Level: College/University
Institution/Provider:

Worlds Within Worlds: Imperial Paintings from India and Iran

This online exhibit of Mughal painting contains a fine gallery of images, into which viewers can zoom to examine small details of each painting. In addition, some of the images also contain audio recordings of readings of the texts which the images ill …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Webpage
School Level: College/University, Elementary, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Smithsonian Institution

حقوق الطفل – من حقي طفولتي

A short video good for teaching some phrases about children’s right. The video shows some incidents and children stating their rights in safety, protection, education, and expression. It is good to teach about many aspects of the Arab culture that migh …

Language of Presentation: Arabic, English
Media Format: Streaming Video
School Level: College/University, Elementary, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Sadek Al-Ramadan

Qiyas

This website provides a variety of information about assessments for all levels of education to assess educational achievements in order to elevate the efficiency of educational institutions. Arabic teachers could use this resource as a reference when …

Language of Presentation: Arabic
Media Format: Webpage
School Level: College/University, Elementary, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: National Center for Asessment in Higher Education

Observatory of Education

Observatory of Education launched in Saudi Arabia and undertakes a variety of higher education concepts such as studies, planning, follow-up and others. This link is specific to higher education, and teachers could access a variety of tools and resourc …

Language of Presentation: Arabic
Media Format: Downloadable File, Streaming Video, Webpage
School Level: College/University
Institution/Provider: KSA Ministry of Education

مدونة تعلم للغة العربية

Throughout this blog, teachers could access a variety of materials to teach Arabic grammar to students. Grammar in this page is explained and then examples are given to demonstrate the rules. For example: اقسام الكلمة وانواعها يُعْتَبَرُ تحديدُ نوعِ ال …

Language of Presentation: Arabic
Media Format: Webpage
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: مدونة تعلم

معايير تعليم اللغة العربية للتعليم العالي

This document discusses the standards of teaching Arabic in higher education (common and specialized). Most of the document reflects the standards in grammar and the expectations from students. The standards are ones that are used in Saudi Arabia. This …

Language of Presentation: Arabic
Media Format: Downloadable File
School Level: College/University
Institution/Provider: National Center for Assessment in Higher Education

صناع المبدعون والإبداع

This website could be a good reference for teachers trying to develop units or materials to teach technology. A variety of resources written and spoken are available with its Arabic translation terminology. The questions and answers section provides ex …

Language of Presentation: Arabic
Media Format: Downloadable File, Streaming Video, Webpage
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: مراد التعليمى