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Through this learning activity, students:

* Examine how history, culture, and geography influence a person’s perception of a particular place
* Construct a historical knowledge base of conflicts in the Middle East by immersing themselves in the role of individuals who live there
* Research and analyze how historical, geographic, and cultural factors influence the views of various groups of people found in the Middle East
* Apply what they have learned concerning the Middle East and technology, and create a multimedia presentation for the class

Lesson Plan

Documentary film made of both still and moving image observational footage in the occupied West Bank from November 2007 to February 2008, Annapolis to Bush. A representation of life under Israeli military occupation.

AT THE HEART OF JERUSALEM is the Noble Sanctuary, Al-Haram al-Sharif, enclosing over 35 acres of fountains, gardens, buildings and domes. At its southernmost end is Al-Aqsa Mosque and at its centre the celebrated Dome of the Rock. The entire area is regarded as a mosque and comprises nearly one sixth of the walled city of Jerusalem.

A Unit for High School Students by Ronald Stockton, Professor of Political
Science, University of Michigan-Dearborn
Revised second edition, November 1993

Teaching the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Jennifer Rittner, The New York Times Learning Network
Javaid Khan, The Bank Street College of Education in New York City

Grades: 6-8, 9-12
Subjects: Fine Arts, Geography, Global History, Language Arts, Social Studies
Interdisciplinary Connections

Overview of Lesson Plan: In this lesson, students consider words that reflect their knowledge and opinions about Israel, the Palestinian Authority and the Gaza Strip. They then develop annotated timelines about the history of the region in the 20th century and create collages that express their perspectives on the conflict in light of recent events.

Lesson Plan
60 Minutes story on Israel and Palestine – one of the best in mainstream American media so far.

Israel/Palestine and the Cold War

Israel and Palestine – The roots of conflict

The Holy Land, a Troubled Land: Can There Be Peace?

PEP Palestine Israel Education Project

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Classroom Simulation

Israel and the Palestinians

Israel/Palestine: A Lesson Plan for Understanding the Middle East Conflict

Israel and Palestine

Israel and Palestine PPT Presentations

Palestine and the Middle East Lesson Plans

Israel and Palestine – the promised land? – Palestinian-Israeli Crossfire

Foundation for Middle East Peace

Frontline: battle for the Holy Land


Lines in the Sand: deadly times in the West Bank and Gaza

The Mideast: A Century of Conflict

Seeds of Peace


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