World Areas Middle East

K. Miller


Curriculum Plan


Unit I:                 Introduction

Lesson 1:            “Is a study of the Middle East important?”  “What are the perils of ignoring Middle East?”

Goal:                  To lead students to understand how important and relevant developing an understanding of the Middle East is to our lives.


Process:             •As homework, have students look through the headline section of the newspaper for 2-3 days and track the location of most news stories. 

                          •Have students create a chart similar to the one below.

                          •Class will combine data and create either a bar graph, pie chart, or choropleth map illustrating the results.  What is the significance of this information for our studies?





Headline and page #



(1-2 sentences)