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Middle East Explained

The Middle East Explained project is a video series aimed to launch students on to new Middle East-related topics, inspire creative thinking, and encourage discussion. Featuring experts from the Consortium, videos are 5-10 minutes long and are accompanied by a discussion framework for use in middle and high school classrooms.

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Culture Kits

The Consortium partners with Carolina Navigators to provide Middle East culture kits for educators. These culture kits, mailed to classrooms free of charge in NC, are collections of resources that contain authentic artifacts and contemporary and historical items, such as games, money, printed materials, tools, school uniforms, books, CDs, and DVDs, from a variety of countries.

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External Websites

The Consortium has curated a list of online resources, lesson plans, and interactive websites useful for studying the Middle East and North Africa.

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Recommended Reading

This curated list of books features publications by Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill faculty, and is recommended reading for teachers who are interested in knowing more about the Middle East.

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