1001 Inventions Teachers’ Pack

The main aim of this pack is to help science teachers teach the science content of the National Curriculum in a fun and engaging manner while highlighting contributions by Muslim scientific scholars. By offering easily digestible historical facts and s …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Downloadable File
School Level: Elementary, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Foundation for Science Technology and Civilisation (FSTC), UK

The Art of Ancient Egypt

The art of ancient Egypt and the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art come together in this comprehensive resource for educators, which includes summaries of ancient Egyptian history and art, maps, lesson plans and classroom activities, a bibli …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Downloadable File, Webpage
School Level: College/University, Elementary, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Art of the Ancient Near East

Many features of civilization originated in the lands we call the ancient Near East, a vast and varied area from Turkey to the Indus Valley of present-day Pakistan and from the Caucasus to the Arabian Peninsula. This essential guide for K–12 educators …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Downloadable File, Image/Photo, Webpage
School Level: College/University, Elementary, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Art of the Islamic World Curriculum

Learn about art and culture of the Islamic world and glean ideas for supporting studies of English language arts, math, science, social studies, world history, and visual arts with this seven unit curriculum for teachers to use in teaching Islamic Art. …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Downloadable File, Webpage
School Level: Elementary, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Metropolitan Museum of Art

Georgetown University’s Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Links for Educators

This resource is comprised of an extensive list of free online resources for educators to use in teaching about various topics in the field of contemporary Arab studies such as Arab-Americans, Arabic music, Arab-Israeli conflict, Arabic language, gener …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Webpage
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University

Middle Eastern American Resources Online Precollegiate Lesson Plan Collection

This section of the Middle Eastern American Resources Online (MEARO) website provides precollegiate teaching materials and educational resources about Middle Eastern Americans. Three instructional modules are featured to date. The first focuses on the …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Downloadable File, Webpage
School Level: Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Middle Eastern American Resources Online (MEARO)

Ajyal TV

This YouTube channel is geared towards younger children and is presented by youth. Teachers could access a variety of interviews about different topics that are of high interests to youth such as exercising, friendship, hobbies and so on. The programs …

Language of Presentation: Arabic
Media Format: Streaming Video
School Level: Elementary, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Ajyal TV

We Are All Qatar – قسماً كلّنا قطر

This video was made by Qtel celebrating Qatar’s national day.  The video is about the dreams that Qatari children have for their country. They describe how they see Qatar becoming in the future. From speaking about the 2022 FIFA World Cup to becoming n …

Language of Presentation: Arabic, English
Dialect: Gulf (Qatari)
Media Format: Streaming Video
School Level: Elementary, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Qtel Qatar

An Introduction to Contemporary Qatar

This five-lesson unit introduces students to fundamental geographic aspects of Qatar. Students are then guided through selective readings that highlight some commonalities between Qatari and Western teens, as well as challenges faced by present-day Qat …

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

Arab Youth Survey

The Arab Youth Survey is an annual survey of young adults in the Arab world. This survey includes data on the perspectives of Arab youth on a variety of issues including unemployment, energy prices, global politics, and hopes for the future. The inform …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Webpage
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: 2015 Arab Youth Survey

Arab Culture and Civilization: Family and Society

This resource deals mostly with gender roles and shifting family dynamics in the contemporary Arab world. The audio/visual section and links also provide interviews with scholars. Interviews in English with young people in the Arab world are also avail …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Streaming Audio, Streaming Video, Webpage
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: National Institute for Technology and Liberal Education

An Arab Family Visits the Pyramids

This photograph depicts two Arab families, each of which have a young child, as they visit the Pyramids.  The Pyramids are a tourist destination for Arabs and Westerners alike.  The two women both wear the niqaab (نقاب), or full face covering, which on …

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Media Format: Image/Photo
School Level: College/University, Elementary, Middle/High School
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Arab Family Relaxes in a Park

An Arab father relaxes in a park with his sons.  This photo captures a happy family and a tender parent-child moment.  The children wears Western clothing, while the father wears a thawb (ثوب).  Relevant topics related to this photograph include: famil …

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Media Format: Image/Photo
School Level: College/University, Elementary, Middle/High School
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What Hobbies Do Arab Youth Like?

Use this lesson to develop novice learners’ listening skills while exposing them to authentic and semi-authentic resources about hobbies and interests. Although most of the videos are in Levantine dialect, many key words should be understandable to tho …

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

McDonald’s- Every Minute with the Family Is Valuable

This is an authentic McDonald’s ad from the Arab Gulf countries. In the video, children and their families are portrayed counting from 1 to 60, hence it is a  good resource for teaching/learning the numbers in Arabic. The diverse scenarios shown in the …

Language of Presentation: Arabic
Media Format: Streaming Video, Webpage
School Level: College/University, Elementary, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: McDonaldsArabia

McDonald’s- Family Time Is All the Time

This is an authentic McDonald’s ad from the Arab Gulf countries. In the video, children are portrayed determined to remove their parents from work in order for them to spend more quality family time.  This video serves as a platform for teaching/learni …

Language of Presentation: Arabic
Media Format: Streaming Video, Webpage
School Level: College/University, Elementary, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: McDonaldsArabia

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

" حديث الثقافة"-العالم العربي" يقدّم هذا الموقع أشخاص عرب من مختلف البلدان الناطقة باللغة العربية يتحدثون عن مواضيع مختارة في مقابلات على ملفات فيديو تتم باللغة العربية، وأحياناً باللغة الإنجليزية. في غالب الأحيان، يتيح الموقع نصوص مترجمة ونصوص مكتوبة بطريقة كتابة الأصوات العربية بالحروف اللاتينية كوثائق يمكن تنزيلها من الإنترنت لمعظم ملفات الفيديو المتاحة على الموقع. تثير المقابلات على ملفات ...

Culture Talk: Family and People

CultureTalk – Arab World features native speakers from across the Arabic-speaking world giving filmed interviews, in Arabic and sometimes English, on selected topics. Text-based translations and transcriptions are often provided as downloadable documen …

Language of Presentation: Arabic, English
Media Format: Downloadable File, Streaming Video, Webpage
School Level: College/University, Elementary, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Five College Center for the Study of World Languages