Essay and Discussion Questions
Suggestions for essay topics that enable students to dive deeper into the material found in the module and conduct their own research and analysis.
Classroom Reading List
Supplemental readings and other resources to help students explore a full range of issues and debates related to the module materials. The list offers readings well suited to a wide variety of students.
See how the Regions of the World unit can be used to fulfill social studies standards for 10 states.
Model Diplomacy Simulations
Free classroom simulations of either the U.S. National Security Council (NSC) or the UN Security Council.
Lesson Plan: Policy Briefs
Students will assume the role of advisor to the leader of a country in the Middle East or North Africa, read a scenario, and make a policy recommendation.
Lesson Plan: Opposition Movement Gallery Walk
Students will research opposition movements in a variety of countries and then conduct a gallery walk to learn from each other.
Foreign Involvement in the Middle East
Students will use a graphic organizer to explore and compare foreign involvement in various countries in the Middle East and North Africa and evaluate how it has shaped and is shaping countries in the region today.