Technology World

This is a website that is great for technology topics. This website has a multitude of articles, videos and other resources that talk about topics in technology, astronomy, inventions, health and the environment. There is a section with videos to teach …

Language of Presentation: Arabic
Media Format: Streaming Video
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
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The Death of Steve Jobs

The news report lists the major contributions of Steve Jobs to technology. It starts with his personal history, and goes about to list the history of creating the first computer. The report focuses on technology terms and could be used in advanced clas …

Language of Presentation: Arabic
Media Format: Streaming Video
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
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My Cellular Device: Using Modern Technology

حيث ان التكنولوجيا تلعب دورا هاما واساسيا في حياة الجيل المعاصرواصبح الهاتف الجوال لا يكاد يفارق الصغير والكبيرمنا الا في ساعات النوم ٠ وان من اهم خصائص المواضيع التي يتم اختيارها  لتدريس اللغة الأجنبية هوان تتناول وتناقش مواضيع شيقة ومثيرة لاهتمام الط …

Language of Presentation: Arabic, English
Media Format: Downloadable File
School Level: Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: White Haven High School

LaSalle First Grade Arabic Lesson

This Arabic lesson for first graders, developed by Wael Fawzy at LaSalle II Magnet School in collaboration with Qatar Foundation International, includes six units packed with interactive activities to help students quickly grasp everyday vocabulary. Un …

Language of Presentation: Arabic, English
Media Format: Downloadable File
School Level: Elementary
Institution/Provider: LaSalle II Magnet School

Trip of a Syrian Family to Germany

The following film tells the story of a Syrian family as it attempts to reach Germany. The Guardian newspaper followed the family along the trip. This is an excellent movie to reflect on the situation of Syrian refugees. .

Language of Presentation: Arabic, English
Dialect: Levantine (Syrian)
Media Format: Streaming Video
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: The Guardian

Aamiya Arabiya

This YouTube channel provides authentic materials to teach the students the Jordanian dialect. The videos introduce various aspects of Jordanian and Arab culture. The videos focus on various themes.

Language of Presentation: Arabic
Dialect: Levantine (Jordanian)
Media Format: Streaming Video
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Aamiya Arabiya

Telling Time and the Use of a Calendar

This lesson plan is about time and calendar and implements differentiated teaching strategies. The thematic question of this lesson is “How does a calendar help us remember important dates?” The file includes the guidelines and a rubric for a student p …

Language of Presentation: Arabic, English
Media Format: Downloadable File
School Level: Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Nawf Abou-Dib

Qatar Digital Library

The Qatar Digital Library is a substantial online archive of primary and secondary materials pertaining to the Gulf region and beyond. The archive provides free access to a wide variety of visual and textual artifacts, including medical manuscripts to …

Language of Presentation: Arabic, English
Media Format: Downloadable File, Webpage
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Qatar National Library

Graffiti in Egypt’s Revolution

In this lesson plan, students explore the role of graffiti in the Egyptian Revolution. Students consider the potential impact of graffiti on a larger scale and the ways in which it has been censored. The lesson includes videos and a pre-made PowerPoint …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Webpage
School Level: Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: The Choices Program

Religion in Culture & Politics: Women’s Empowerment in Syria: Lesson Plan for the Light in Her Eyes

In this lesson, students use video clips from the film, The Light in Her Eyes, to explore the role of religion in society and politics in Syria. Through images of Muslim women in Syria committed to living according to Islam, students will examine how I …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Webpage
School Level: Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: American Documentary, Inc.

Natural Resources and the Economy and Politics of the Middle East

This guide provides a range of resources , including readings and lesson plans, that help students understand the essential question, what role have natural resources played in the politics and economy of the Middle East?  In particular, this guide foc …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Webpage
School Level: Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Global Connections

People and Place: Curriculum Resources on Human-Environmental Interactions

Through regional case studies, this unit introduces students to issues of human-environmental interaction; and includes an introduction and standards alignment page section. In particular, these case studies address issues of human adaptation and modif …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Downloadable File, Webpage
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: University of Texas at Austin

Hip Hop as Part of the Palestinian Poetic Tradition

The music of DAM is situated within the Palestinian poetic tradition. This resource compares the DAM song Ihda’ (Dedication) to the poem, “My Mother” by Mahmoud Darwish and “As I walk” by Samih Al-Qasim, both sung by Marcele Khalife. In addition to the …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Downloadable File
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Middle East Studies Center

Arabic Song Lyrics and Translation

This resource includes over 800 Arabic songs with their lyrics in Arabic and translated into English. Songs are tagged by singer, language, and location. Teachers can use this in the classroom to introduce students to the culture and voice of the peopl …

Language of Presentation: Arabic, English
Media Format: Webpage
School Level: College/University, Elementary, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Arabic Music Translation

Terrorism: What’s in a Word?

Terrorism has become a frequently used word; yet, with no formal definition, it seems that the term gets applied more frequently to some than others. In this lesson plan, students critically examine the meaning of the term terrorism. Students will also …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Webpage
School Level: Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: PBS, WGBH Educational Foundation

Israeli-Palestinian Peace Summit

In this 4-5 day lesson plan, students take on the roles of different leaders in the Israeli- Palestinian conflict. In small groups they will research their character and their character’s position on 4 issues central to the conflict: borders and settle …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Webpage
School Level: Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: PBS, WGBH Educational Foundation

Cafe Baghdad Curriculum

Cafe Baghdad, a script provided by this resource, tells the true story of four Iraqi intellectuals in the 1920s, two Jews and two non-Jews. This resource pack includes a range of lesson plans and activities that can be implemented in the classroom, all …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Downloadable File
School Level: Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Portland State University

Umm Kulthum: Her Life and Legacy

The legacy of Umm Kulthum, the internationally famous Egyptian singer, can still be seen and felt throughout the Arab world. Her music was uniquely Arab and her life story provides a unique entry to understanding the history and culture of Egypt and th …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Downloadable File, Streaming Video, Webpage
School Level: Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture

The Middle East after World War I: Drawing Boundaries, Dividing a Region, and Creating a Crisis

Following World War I, the Allied Powers divided the former Ottoman Empire into the geographical region of the Middle East as we know it today. This two part resource introduces students at the high school level to the geography and history of the regi …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Downloadable File
School Level: Middle/High School
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Golden Age of Islamic Achievement

This five lesson unit based on Common Core State Standards introduces students to the golden age of Islamic civilization, its geographic and historical, its achievements, scope and impact. The first lesson, the History of the Abbasid and Umayyad Dynast …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Downloadable File
School Level: Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Portland State University

Science and Islam

This resource supports teaching and learning about science and Islam at the middle school level. It begins with an introductory lesson placing Islamic science in its historical context. The resource includes six additional lesson plans about the practi …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Downloadable File
School Level: Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Museum of the History of Science

Teaching with the News

This website is a collection of detailed lesson plans with multimedia support materials to teach about current world events. The collection includes a wide range of international issues such as ISIS, the Egyptian Revolution, and graffiti in Egypt. Info …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Webpage
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: The Choices Program

Our Shared Past in the Mediterranean

This teaching resource offers a unique approach to world history. Rather than highlighting geographic areas as distinct civilizations and/or nations, these materials introduce the history of the Mediterranean region by focusing on shared cultural, econ …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Webpage
School Level: Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies, George Mason University

Rethinking the Region: Arts and Technology

Arts and technology have been important elements of cultural production in the Middle East and North Africa throughout time. In these three lessons, students have the opportunity to analyze music, art, and technology as a way of understanding the peopl …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Downloadable File, Streaming Audio
School Level: Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Teach-MENA

Rethinking the Region: Women and Gender

This unit was developed based on an extensive analysis of the representation of Middle Eastern and North African women in US high school textbooks. Finding that women are generally portrayed as passive and oppressed, this unit offers three lesson plans …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Downloadable File
School Level: Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Teach-MENA

Rethinking the Region: New Approaches to the 9-12 US Curriculum on the Middle East and North Africa

This curriculum was born out of an extensive analysis of textbooks used in US high schools to teach about the Middle East and North Africa region. The initial research indicated that most textbooks perpetuate a narrative of clashing civilizations, rath …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Downloadable File, Webpage
School Level: Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Teach-MENA

Arabic Feasts

This PowerPoint material can be used to help students learn about different festivities in the Arab world. Some of the festivities presented include weddings as well as religious holidays and events. This unit also focuses on different types of Arabic …

Language of Presentation: Arabic, English
Media Format: Downloadable File
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
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The Ottomans: Out of the Margins

This is a series of lesson plans based around primary sources from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. The lesson plans examine the Ottoman Empire as more than simply the shadow of Europe. They include a background essay and have a strong visual foc …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Webpage
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Primary Source

The ISIS Threat: Teaching About the Complex War Raging in Iraq and Syria

This resource by The Learning Network at the New York Times uses NYT articles, editorial cartoons, and primary sources to teach students about the origins and expansion of ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Students analyze sources and then debate possible U.S. a …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Webpage
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: New York Times (The Learning Network)

Feelings

This PowerPoint presentation is intended to give teachers some materials to teach about feelings in the Egyptian dialect. Through this presentation students can: identify different types of emotions; and  define a person’s feelings by watching differen …

Language of Presentation: Arabic, English
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School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
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Creating a Newspaper Project

In this project, student groups will create a newspaper. The newspaper will have articles about hypothetical events, weather, fashion, sports, and people. Such events may include natural disasters, political controversies, social features, and any othe …

Language of Presentation: English
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School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
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Arabic Family

By the end of this lesson students will be able to identify: 1)Persons, type of greetings used, names, country of origin, age, school name, and members of family. They will also be able to recognize that accent of the language used in this video is dif …

Language of Presentation: Arabic, English
Media Format: Downloadable File
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
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Listen to Arabic Recipes – What Are the Most Common Ingredients?

Students could use this worksheet to practice recognizing the ingredients in some Middle Eastern dishes.  The worksheet consists of a listening activity based on videos at “Aswaat Arabiyya” (“Arabic Voices”) from the University of Texas at Austin. To c …

Language of Presentation: Arabic, English
Media Format: Downloadable File
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
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Comparing Maps of the Middle East

This brief activity challenges students to identify the multiple meanings of the term “Middle East” and analyze why such variation occurs. At the end of this lesson, students should be able to provide a list of countries in the Middle East and and the …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Downloadable File, Webpage
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: TeachMideast

1001 Inventions Primary School Activity Sheet

Designed for primary school students, this worksheet can be used alone or as a supplement to the 1001 Inventions exhibit. The worksheet addresses several aspects of the exhibition, including the: Home, School, Market, Hospital, Town, World, and Univers …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Downloadable File
School Level: Elementary
Institution/Provider: 1001 Inventions

Food Writing Assessment

This is a written assessment designed to assess students’ ability to write about food. The exam requires students to write a short story using the given set of food related vocabulary words. A total of 15 minutes are allotted to complete this exam.

Language of Presentation: Arabic, English
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School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
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Qatari Dialect Cheat Sheet

This dialect sheet provides a list of eighteen Arabic terms that are commonly used in Qatar. The sheet also lists the equivalent words in Modern Standard Arabic. All of the terms are translated into English; and there is a column that provides short ex …

Language of Presentation: Arabic, English
Media Format: Downloadable File
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
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Current Events

This presentation is aimed at teaching Arabic language students how to narrate current events. The presentation revolves around topics of politics, economy, and the environment. Many authentic materials such as YoutTube clips, newspaper articles, and n …

Language of Presentation: Arabic
Media Format: Downloadable File
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
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Reel Bad Arabs-Lesson Plan

This lesson plan is meant to accompany the film, “Reel Bad Arabs.” Based on the research conducted by Dr. Jack Shaheen, this documentary discusses the manner in which Arabs have been portrayed throughout cinematic history. The documentary specifically …

Language of Presentation: English
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School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
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Qatar’s Geography and Culture

The objective of this lesson is for students to recognize the appropriate vocabulary to describe Qatar’s topography. At the end of this lesson, students should also be able to recognize new sentences and phrases to describe Qatar’s cultural products th …

Language of Presentation: Arabic, English
Media Format: Downloadable File
School Level: Middle/High School
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Reading-Writing Daily Activities

Through this worksheet, students will be able to practice vocabulary related to daily life activities. Students are presented with a short paragraph describing someone’s daily routine. The task is to identify as many verbs as possible from the Arabic p …

Language of Presentation: Arabic, English
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School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
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Telling Time (Worksheet)

In this worksheet, students are required to match a series of numerically displayed times to their corresponding written expression. Similarly, students are provided with a few blank clocks and they are supposed to draw the time handles corresponding t …

Language of Presentation: Arabic
Media Format: Downloadable File
School Level: College/University, Elementary, Middle/High School
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Speaking- Writing: Daily Routine

This worksheet is intended to be used as part of a group activity. Students will interview their classmates and inquire about their daily routine. Through this activity, students will practice using  the “he” and “she” Arabic pronouns. A list of verbs …

Language of Presentation: Arabic, English
Media Format: Downloadable File
School Level: College/University, Elementary, Middle/High School
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Media Construction of the Middle East: A Digital Media Literacy Curriculum

This curriculum provides teachers, college faculty and other educators with the materials needed to engage students in a dynamic, interactive, and constructivist process of interpreting history and current events. It is designed to support the teaching …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Downloadable File
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Lucy Thiboutot

بالرغم من أن العالم العربي يتم تعريفة بصورة عامة بالاشتراك في الإثنية العربية، هنالك في الواقع العديد من المجموعات الإثنية المختلفة في الإقليم، والعديد منها يعتبرون السكان الأصليون في مناطقهم. كل واحدة من هذه المجموعات الإثنية ، مثل الأملزيغية والبدو والنوبة والأكراد يتمتعون بتاريخ وثقافة فريدين، وفي الغالب تكون لهم لغة أصلية مختلفة عن العربية. منذ السنوات الباكرة للتوسع العربي، ...

Arab Culture Through Literature and Film: Language and Ethnicity

Though the Arab world is broadly defined by a shared Arab ethnicity, there are actually a variety of ethnic groups in the region, many of whom are indigenous to the land. Each of these ethnic groups, including the Amazigh, the Bedouin, the Nubians, and …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Downloadable File, Streaming Video, Webpage
School Level: Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Portland State University|Qatar Foundation International

تعتبر علاقات القرابة والارتباط الأسري حجر الزاوية بالنسبة لكل فرد في كافة أرجاء العالم العربي. على الرغم من أن كل مجموعة قرابة توظف بطريقة فريدة، هنالك نمط سلوكي منتشر بصورة غالبة يتبنى الاعتماد الكامل على شبكات الترابط العائلي بغض النظر عن الدين والنوع والعرق أو الطبقة. تحاول هذه الوحدة استكشاف المفاهيم و البنى التي تقوم عليها العائلة في المجتمعات العربية ...

Arab Culture Through Literature and Film: Daily Life, Kinship, Marriage and Family

Across the Arab world, kinship and familial association are cornerstones of society and the experience of every individual. Though each kin group functions in a unique way, there is a pervasive pattern of reliance on family networks regardless of relig …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Downloadable File, Streaming Video, Webpage
School Level: Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Portland State University|Qatar Foundation International

يطرح هذه المنهج فكرة أن النوع والأدوار المنوطة بكل من الرجال والنساء كبنيات اجتماعية تتأسس وتُعرّف و تتحقق على مستوي الفرد والمجتمع. تأتي هذه الأدوار كنتاج منطقي للمظهر الخارجي، والسلوك والتفاعل بين الأفراد والمجموعات. تتأثر مثل هذه المفاهيم المتعلقة بالسلوك حسب النوع بعوامل عديدة وتشمل العمر والموقع الجغرافي والطبقة الاجتماعية والديانة والحالة الاجتماعية والعرق. يحاول الطلاب في هذه الوحدة استكشاف ...

Arab Culture Through Literature and Film: Gender Roles

This curriculum understands gender and gender roles as social constructs that are built, defined, and fulfilled on an individual and societal level. These roles are both an outcome of and rationale for appearance, behavior, and interactions of individu …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Downloadable File, Streaming Video, Webpage
School Level: Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Portland State University|Qatar Foundation International

العالم العربي إقليم واسع ومتنوّع يمتد من المغرب في الغرب عبر بلاد الشام إلى شبه الجزيرة العربية. يضم العالم العربي 23 قطر مختلف و يمثّل مدى واسع من العادات والتقاليد والثقافات. تحاول هذه الوحدة تحديد هذا الأقليم من منظار الوحدة والتنوّع الثقافيين، وهومفهوم محوري في هذا المنهج الدراسي. تجيء الخلفية التاريخية والثقافية المفصّلة في هذه الوحدة بمثابة أساس يعتمد عليه ...

Arab Culture Through Literature and Film: Introduction to the Arab World

The Arab world is a large and diverse region that spans from Morocco in the west, through the Levant, and the Arabian Peninsula. It includes twenty-three countries and represents a wide range of customs, traditions, and cultures. This unit frames the r …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Downloadable File, Streaming Video, Webpage
School Level: Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Portland State University|Qatar Foundation International

"الترحيب بأصدقاء جُدد" هي الوحدة الأولى من سلسلة تحتوي على ثمانية وحدات تهدف لتعريف الطلاب باللهجة الشامية كما يتحدث بها أهله، بالإضافة إلى تعلّم عناصر من اللغة العربية الفصحى المعاصرة. بالاتساق التام مع المعايير الوطنية لتدريس اللغات الأجنبية، تهدف هذه الوحدة إلى تطوير كفاءة الطالب اللغوية في الفئات التالية: التواصل مع الأخرين- المحادثة والاستماع والقراءة والكتابة؛ والكفاءة الإدراكية – الاستماع/القراءة؛ ...

Arabic Teaching Resources: Activities and Resources – Greeting New Friends (Unit 1)

Greating Friends is the first unit of an eight unit series that introduces students to spoken Levantine Arabic, as well as elements of Modern Standard Arabic. In line with National Standards for Learning Languages, the unit seeks to have students devel …

Language of Presentation: Arabic, English
Media Format: Downloadable File, Streaming Audio, Webpage
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Arabic Teaching Resources

"أنا أحب الطعام " هي الوحدة السادسة من سلسلة تحتوي على ثمانية وحدات تهدف لتعريف الطلاب باللهجة الشامية كما يتحدث بها أهلها، بالإضافة إلى تعلّم عناصر من اللغة العربية الفصحى المعاصرة. بالاتساق التام مع المعايير الوطنية لتدريس اللغات الأجنبية، تهدف هذه الوحدة إلى تطوير كفاءة الطالب اللغوية في الفئات التالية: التواصل مع الأخرين- المحادثة والاستماع والقراءة والكتابة؛ والكفاءة الإدراكية – ...

Arabic Teaching Resources: Activities and Resources – I Love Food! (Unit 6)

My Daily Schedule is the sixth unit of an eight unit series that introduces students to spoken Levantine Arabic, as well as elements of Modern Standard Arabic. In line with National Standards for Learning Languages, the unit seeks to have students deve …

Language of Presentation: Arabic, English
Media Format: Downloadable File, Webpage
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Arabic Teaching Resources