Introduction

Where is the Middle East (Slide Show)

Maps

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/Middle-east_Geography.htm

University of Chicago
Geography of the Middle East

Water
Water Scarcity In The Middle East Your Middle East (April 2013)
The Middle East Lost a Dead Sea-Size Amount of Water in 7 Years National Geographic (Feb 2013)
Water Uses in the Arab World Infograph

Oil

Oil

Thomas Friedman
Hot, Flat & Crowded


PBS
PBS- Global Connections- The Middle East
U.S. Foreign Policy
Religious Militancy
Roles of Women
Stereotypes
Natural Resources
Nation-States
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Politics
Religion
Culture
Economics
Science
Geography

Kurds

Kurdish Struggle Blurs Syria’s Battle Lines NYTimes Aug, 2013

Demographics


National Geographic
Ancient & Modern Cross-Roads: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/globalconnections/mideast/themes/geography/
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University of Chicago
Teaching The Middle East
The Question of Identity (Ethnicity, Language, Religion, Gender)


Info-Graphs
Info Graphs- http://visual.ly/?view=explore

The Council on Foreign Relations
Vaccine Preventable Outbreaks (Interactive)

Show World
1. Have students spend time examining data available at this website. Have students determine what you learn about the Middle East compared to the rest of the world. As a class what are the most telling statistics that they have uncovered that is RELEVANT to our course. Share on Chart paper.

http://show.mappingworlds.com//world/?lang=EN

Gapminder
1. Have students view a graph from "Open Graph Menu" and determine what you learn about the Middle East compared to the rest of the world. What is the trend. How is this good or bad for the region? Why?
2. Have students watch a Gapminder video and determine what you learn about the Middle East compared to the rest of the world. What is the trend. How is this good or bad for the region? Why?
3. Have students construct their own Gapminder graph. (will need permission to download program)
4. Have students take the learning into their own hands. Spend time researching Gapminder website and Hans Rosling's Ted Talks and constructing a research project (small).
Gapminder
Wealth & Health of Nations
Stats That Reshape Your World View (19:53)
Gapminder Videos
200 Countries, 200 Years in 4 Minutes
The River of Myths (2:51)
Human Rights & Democracy (9:52)
Religions & Babies (13:30)
Open Gapminder World and "Open Graph Menu"
Is Child Mortality Falling?
Does Geography Matter?
Arab Women Marry Later in Life
High Age at Marriage- a long Tradition
200 Years That Changed the World
Hans Rosling's TEDTalks

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