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The Center will be adding standards-based lesson plans for use in North Carolina classrooms.

Middle East Outreach Council

MEOC is "a national network of educators dedicated to disseminating apolitical and nonpartisan information, resources and activities furthering understanding about the Middle East." The web site offers resources for teaching and for sharing information about the region with the community. Membership information is available here.


Resources for teaching the Middle East from the Middle East Policy Council. Features introductions to stereotypes and realities, geography, history, culture, and current events of the region.

A Universal Thematic Study Through the Moroccan Cultural Lens

An English Language Arts lesson plan for high school students, exploring Moroccan art, literature, and photography. Created by a high school teacher for the Middle East Center Outreach Program at the University of Utah. As part of the lesson, students will read the "The Storyteller."

Global Connections: The Middle East

PBS and Harvard University's Middle East Outreach Center collaborated to produce these resources for high school teachers. Students can explore the geography, history, and culture of the Middle East through interactive timelines, themes, and connecting questions.

Prospects for Peace in Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

High school lesson plan developed in partnership with the PBS NewsHour. Includes background, maps, and updates on the territorial conflict in the Middle East."

Teaching Diversity Within Islam

"A Land Called Paradise" is a four-minute long film celebrating the diversity of the American Muslim community. Follow this link to view the video, and to access the Middle East Outreach Council ideas for using it in classrooms.

Report on Teaching Islam and Judaism

UNC-Chapel Hill doctoral candidate Ria Van Ryn's curriculum project with Islamic and Jewish schools. UNC Home  |  College of Arts & Sciences  |  UNC Global  |  Directories  |  Search UNC