Brazil Curriculum Unit – Supporting Materials

This folder includes supporting material, activity worksheets, lesson plans, powerpoint presentations, links to youtube videos, games, and assessments that can be used to implement the Brazil Arabic curriculum units 1-4.   يتضمن هذا الملف بعض الأد …

Language of Presentation: Arabic
Media Format: Downloadable File
School Level: Middle/High School
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Clone of Cross-Cultural Exchange on the Trans-Saharan Trade Routes: A Cooperative Group-Work Mini-Unit

Mini-Unit Objective: Students will analyze the effects of geography on and cultural interchange between Islam and West Africa by examining and creating a creative presentation using primary sources and artifacts relating to trans-Saharan trade and adap …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Downloadable File, Webpage
School Level: Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: The University of Arizona Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Designing Thematic Units Using Integrated Performance Assessment

Learners will be able to: Recognize different cities around the world. Describe the city. Give and follow directions in the city using the Arabic language. Ask and answer questions about their cities. Express opinion and justify. Compare between a city …

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

Environment Unit: How can we protect our environment?

Learners will be able to: Define “environment” and its elements Identify reasons and kinds of pollution Identify consequences of pollution Compare between efforts to sustain environment Give examples of how they can contribute to the protection of envi …

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

Arts and Culture of the Berber Tribes of Morocco and the Sahara

Motivation: Students will be introduced to the four subjects of Berber /Tuareg jewelry, and body adornment with henna designs, embroidered textiles, and nomadic dwellings through a power point, visual displays, study guide packet, and Moroccan artifact …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Downloadable File, Webpage
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: The University of Arizona Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Immigration Myths

Description from Teaching Tolerance website: Activities will help students: Break down myths and stereotypes about immigration Essential Questions: How do stereotypes begin? Why do people perpetuate myths? How can myths and stereotypes be broken down?

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Downloadable File, Webpage
School Level: Elementary, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Teaching Tolerance

Where in the World Is the Middle East? An Action Research Approach

Description from CMES website: This is an Action Research on geography of the Middle East. This approach will allow teachers to know what is actually happening in the classrooms, what students are thinking, why students are reacting in the way they do, …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Downloadable File, Webpage
School Level: Elementary, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: University of Arizona Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Tuning in to Turning Points

For this activity you pose a scenario to your students that requires them to research turning points in history within the MENA region and how they impacted the development of the region.

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Downloadable File, Webpage
School Level: Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: University of Arizona Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Use of Symbols in Egyptian Religion: Ancient, Coptic Christianity, and Islam

Description from CMES website: Background: This lesson could follow a unit on Orthodox Christianity and the Rise of Islam, having covered Ancient Egyptian history at an earlier time. This lesson could also function as part of a unit on religion in a ge …

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

War and Remembrance

Description from the CMES website: Overview: The lesson begins with a discussion of how to interpret visual memorials (Powerpoint pictures and explanations included) using two case studies: memorialization of the Armenian genocide in Armenia and of the …

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

Water in the Desert

Description from CMES website: Goal: Students will develop an increased awareness of water use and scarcity. Students will be able to make comparisons between how Americans use water and how people in southern Morocco use water.

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Downloadable File, Webpage
School Level: Elementary
Institution/Provider: University of Arizona Center for Middle Eastern Studies

What Is Going on Here? An Inquiry Lesson in Current Events in the Muslim World

Description from the CMES website: We will embark upon an investigation of a pressing series of current events in the world. These events have been shaped by thousands of years of history, cultural and political identities, religions, international rel …

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

World War I in the Middle East – Diaries, Documents, and Diatribes

Description from CMES website: The Middle East played a major role in World War I, and, conversely, the war was important in shaping the development of the modern Middle East. One might even say that World War I began and ended with Middle East-related …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Downloadable File, Webpage
School Level: Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: University of Arizona Center for Middle Eastern Studies

World War I in the Middle East – Museum Research Project

Description from CMES website: The Middle East played a major role in World War I, and, conversely, the war was important in shaping the development of the modern Middle East. One might even say that World War I began and ended with Middle East-related …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Downloadable File, Webpage
School Level: Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: University of Arizona Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Writing on the Wall: A Lesson on Palestine and Israel

This lesson exposes students to the Israeli Palestinian conflict and delves into the roots of the conflict.

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Downloadable File, Webpage
School Level: Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: University of Arizona Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Emirates Flight Menu in Arabic and English

This menu for a flight between Dubai and Washington DC offers a variety of food and beverage items in both Arabic and English.

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

My Name and Beyond: Q Wheel Curriculum

Our names are tied to our cultural identity. Names are all around us and have a connection to the surrounding culture. Every name has a story: how we were named and how we name our children, brand names we like, finding a name for our businesses, namin …

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

Arabic Yoga Lesson Plan: English

This lesson plan serves as a guide for a 45-minute Arabic yoga class and is meant to be used by an Arabic teacher with students ranging in age from 4 to 7 years old. However, using thematic yoga lessons to teach Arabic can easily be adapted for any cla …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Downloadable File
School Level: Elementary
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Arabic Yoga Lesson Plan: Arabic

This lesson plan serves as a guide for a 45-minute Arabic yoga class and is meant to be used by an Arabic teacher with students ranging in age from 4 to 7 years old. However, using thematic yoga lessons to teach Arabic can easily be adapted for any cla …

Language of Presentation: Arabic
Media Format: Downloadable File
School Level: Elementary
Institution/Provider:

The Mirage of Islamic Art: Reflections on the Study of an Unwieldy Field

This long essay by leading art historians Sheila Blair and Jonathan Bloom challenges traditional definitions of Islamic art. It discusses the origins of the label “Islamic art,” as well as debates in the field among universalists who see Islamic art as …

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

A Refugee’s Story – Lesson Plan

This lesson plan is intended for educators to use digital media to contextualize the current refugee crisis stemming from Syria. Specifically, educators will utilize “Welcome to Canada”, a short film focused on a single refugee, Mohammed Alsaleh” and d …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Downloadable File, Streaming Video, Webpage
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Global Oneness Project

OneWorld Now! Arabic 1 Curriculum Map

OneWorld Now!’s Arabic I Curriculum Map

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

OneWorld Now! Family and Friends Unit

A collection of materials from the OneWorld Now! Family and Friends Unit. This is Unit 3 from OneWorld Now!’s Arabic I class.  The material include a unit outline, vocabulary lists, PowerPoints, and activities.

Language of Presentation: Arabic, English
Media Format: Downloadable File
School Level: Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: OneWorld Now!

OneWorld Now! School Unit

A collection of materials from the School Unit taught in Level 1 Arabic at OneWorld Now!.  The materials include a unit outline, vocabulary lists, PowerPoints for teaching vocabulary, and some activities.

Language of Presentation: Arabic, English
Media Format: Downloadable File
School Level: Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: OneWorld Now!

OneWorld Now! Greetings and Introductions Uunit

A collection of activities from OneWorld Now!’s first unit in Level 1 Arabic.  The folder includes a unit outline, PowerPoints to present vocabulary, and some practice activities.

Language of Presentation: Arabic, English
Media Format: Downloadable File
School Level: Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: OneWorld Now!

Arab World: High School Novice-High Unit Plan

This unit plan was produced by Arabic language teachers and is intended for use by Arabic language teachers in teaching High School Novice-High Arabic students about travel in the Arab World and the cultural significance of certain important historic s …

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

Nutrition: High School Novice-High Lesson Plan

This lesson plan was produced by Arabic language teachers and is intended for use by Arabic language teachers in teaching the topic of nutrition to High School Arabic students at the Novice-High level. This resource was developed through the Qatar Prof …

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

Family: High School Novice Assessment

This assessment was produced by Arabic language teachers and is intended for use by Arabic language teachers in gauging the High School Novice Arabic student’s understanding of the topic of family following a unit on this topic. This resource was devel …

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

Family: High School Novice Lesson Plan

This lesson plan was produced by Arabic language teachers and is intended for use by Arabic language teachers in teaching the topic of family to High School Arabic students at the Novice level. This resource was developed through the Qatar Professional …

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

Family: High School Novice Unit Plan

This unit plan was produced by Arabic language teachers and is intended for use by Arabic language teachers in teaching the topic of family to High School Arabic students at the Novice level. This resource was developed through the Qatar Professional D …

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

Family & Routines: Third Grade Summative Assessment

This summative assessment was produced by Arabic language teachers and is intended for use by Arabic language teachers in gauging the student’s understanding of the topic of family and routines in daily life following a unit on this topic. This assessm …

Language of Presentation: Arabic, English
Media Format: Downloadable File
School Level: Elementary
Institution/Provider: Concordia Language Villages

Family & Routines: Third Grade Lesson Plan

This lesson plan was produced by Arabic language teachers and is intended for use by Arabic language teachers in teaching the topic of family and routines in daily life to Arabic students at the 3rd-grade level. This resource was developed through the …

Language of Presentation: Arabic, English
Media Format: Downloadable File
School Level: Elementary
Institution/Provider: Concordia Language Villages

Family & Routines: Third Grade Unit Plan

This unit plan was produced by Arabic language teachers and is intended for use by Arabic language teachers in teaching the topic of family and routines in daily life to Arabic students at the 3rd-grade level. This resource was developed through the Qa …

Language of Presentation: Arabic, English
Media Format: Downloadable File
School Level: Elementary
Institution/Provider: Concordia Language Villages

Shapes & Sizes: Third Grade Lesson Plan

This lesson plan was produced by Arabic language teachers and is intended for use by Arabic language teachers in teaching the topic of shapes and sizes to Arabic students at the 3rd-grade level. This resource was developed through the Qatar Professiona …

Language of Presentation: Arabic, English
Media Format: Downloadable File
School Level: Elementary
Institution/Provider: Concordia Language Villages

Shapes & Sizes: Third Grade Unit Plan

This unit plan was produced by Arabic language teachers and is intended for use by Arabic language teachers in teaching the topic of shapes and sizes to Arabic students at the 3rd grade level. This resource was developed through the Qatar Professional …

Language of Presentation: Arabic, English
Media Format: Downloadable File
School Level: Elementary
Institution/Provider: Concordia Language Villages

People Who Help Us

Annenberg Learner, in partnership with QFI and WGBH, has produced seven videos for Arabic teachers that show classrooms emphasizing communication in Arabic through the use of the ACTFL World Readiness Standards for Learning Languages. The collection is …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Downloadable File, Online Tools, Streaming Video, Webpage
School Level: Elementary, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Annenberg Learner

Comparing the Weather

Annenberg Learner, in partnership with QFI and WGBH, has produced seven videos for Arabic teachers that show classrooms emphasizing communication in Arabic through the use of the ACTFL World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages. The collection is …

Language of Presentation: Arabic, English
Media Format: Downloadable File, Streaming Video, Webpage
School Level: Elementary, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Annenberg Learner

How We Spend Our Free Time

Annenberg Learner, in partnership with QFI and WGBH, has produced seven videos for Arabic teachers that show classrooms emphasizing communication in Arabic through the use of the ACTFL World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages. The collection is …

Language of Presentation: Arabic, English
Media Format: Downloadable File, Webpage
School Level: Elementary, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Annenberg Learner

A Place I Call Home

Annenberg Learner, in partnership with QFI and WGBH, has produced seven videos for Arabic teachers that show classrooms emphasizing communication in Arabic through the use of the ACTFL World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages. The collection is …

Language of Presentation: Arabic, English
Media Format: Downloadable File, Streaming Video, Webpage
School Level: Elementary, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Annenberg Learner

Making Sales Calls

Annenberg Learner, in partnership with QFI and WGBH, has produced seven videos for Arabic teachers that show classrooms emphasizing communication in Arabic through the use of the ACTFL World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages. The collection is …

Language of Presentation: Arabic, English
Media Format: Downloadable File, Streaming Video, Webpage
School Level: Elementary, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Annenberg Learner

Making Plans

Annenberg Learner, in partnership with QFI and WGBH, has produced seven videos for Arabic teachers that show classrooms emphasizing communication in Arabic through the use of the ACTFL World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages. The collection is …

Language of Presentation: Arabic, English
Media Format: Downloadable File, Streaming Video, Webpage
School Level: Elementary, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Annenberg Learner

Learning to Listen: Teaching the Middle East Migration Crisis through Refugee Narratives

This lesson gives students the information and context to explore the human narratives of individual refugees from the Middle East, and to analyze those narratives to discover the causes of migration, the paths and obstacles migrants and refugees face …

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

Vegetables We Like

Annenberg Learner, in partnership with QFI and WGBH, has produced seven videos for Arabic teachers that show classrooms emphasizing communication in Arabic through the use of the ACTFL World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages. The collection is …

Language of Presentation: Arabic, English
Media Format: Downloadable File, Streaming Video, Webpage
School Level: Elementary, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Annenberg Learner

My Voice-My School Resource Set

This Resources Booklet contains all the lesson plans, teacher guidance, student activities and further information needed to implement the My Voice-My School program in your classroom. My Voice-My School (MVMS) is an education project which seeks to em …

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Institution/Provider: UNRWA, Digital Explorer, and Skype

Refugees Around the World

Through this lesson plan, students will evaluate the essential question: How are refugee experiences unique and how are they universal? Students will learn about the refugee crisis in a more personal narrative and watch video clips depicting daily expe …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Downloadable File
School Level: Elementary, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Qatar Foundation International

Syrian Refugee Crisis: #Is it my problem

Through this lesson plan, students will explore the concepts of collective and individual responsibility in relation to the refugee crisis in Syria. This lesson was originally created for middle school language arts but can be easily adapted for elemen …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Downloadable File
School Level: Elementary, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Qatar Foundation International

The Faces and Voices of the Refugee Crisis

Through this lesson plan, students will analyze the stories of individuals to gain a more complete and empathetic understanding of the experiences of the refugees we see in the news. Students will evaluate the question: Who is a refugee? This lesson wa …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Downloadable File
School Level: Elementary, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Qatar Foundation International

Déjà vu? An Analysis on the Holocaust and the Syrian Refugee Crisis

Through this lesson plan, students will analyze how the Holocaust and the Syrian Refugee Crisis relate. Students will evaluate the question: How does history/historical events inform contemporary issues? This lesson was originally created for middle sc …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Downloadable File
School Level: Elementary, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Qatar Foundation International

Beauty & Aesthetics: High School Intermediate-High Lesson Plan

This lesson plan was produced by Arabic language teachers and is intended for use by Arabic language teachers in teaching the topic of beauty and aesthetics, with a focus on Egyptian Art, to High School Arabic students at the Intermediate-High level. T …

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

Understanding the Refugee Crisis – What Would You Bring?

Through this lesson plan, students will independently brainstorm preconceptions about refugees, explore refugee narratives in a whole group and small groups, and compare and contrast the Syrian refugee crisis with other historical examples of migration …

Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Downloadable File
School Level: Elementary, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Qatar Foundation International