Lesson Plans

Lesson Plans on the Revolution in Egypt

Teaching current events is challenging. To support your teaching about recent events in the Middle East, CHOICES is offering three free lesson plans suitable for middle school and high school classes.

Egypt’s Uprising

After Mubarak

Protests, Revolutions, and Democratic Change

Lesson Plans on Terrorism

The death of Osama Bin Laden and the upcoming ten year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks have brought the topic of terrorism back into classroom discussions. Here are some good strategies for learning about terrorism and our responses.

The North Carolina Civic Education Consortium offers an excellent NCSCOS-aligned lesson plan on the history of terrorism, including the critical problem of defining the term.

The History of Terrorism: One Man’s Terrorist is Another Man’s Freedom Fighter

Here are some other lesson plans we recommend:

America Responds to Terrorism

Islamist Terrorism from 1945 to the Death of bin Laden

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.

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."