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AATT Homepage

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Recommended because its information of the teaching of the Turkish language. Here you can find information on Turkish Summer Programs, Grant Opportunities, Resources, etc. Be aware of the fact that this resource is more suitable for those teaching or who want to learn the Turkish language. Also, the resources link is currently being updated.

Access Islam

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Recommended because of its classroom resources and lesson plans for grades 4-8. Developed by PPS. Start by watching the videos, reading the lesson plans and timeline, and using the glossary.

AET Book Club (Arizona)

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Recommended because of its discounted Middle Eastern books. Topics and materials include Middle Eastern books and multimedia. Choose from a variety of subjects including Arab-Israeli conflicts, cookbooks, Islam, literature, photo essays, women’s issues, general interest, children’s books and more. Go to the Bargain tab to find a list of discounted materials. Reviewed by April Lukacsko, 3/25/02.

AIMS – American Istitute for Maghrib Studies

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Recommended because it focuses on the Maghrib region, which consists of Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco. It provides information on AIMS, AIMS Programs, Newsletter, and Related Links.

Al Bawaba, The Middle East Gateway (Harvard)

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Recommended because it is a good online newspaper, and especially for its online program for kids. For older readers there are topics on the region and individual countries. Topics and materials include news, business, travel, entertainment, games, kids, shop, e-cards, downloads, editorial, report, and in the spotlight. Reviewed by April Lukacsko, 3/29/02. Start by clicking the “Kids” link, which will take you here. Here students can see artwork and writings of Middle Eastern children. Kids can join the club, send e-cards, play games, see pics of various animals, and more. Be aware of the Kids link not providing news at a young reader’s level, though is good for kids to connect to the Middle East through games, activities, etc.

Al-Jazeera (Harvard)

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Recommended because of its reputation as a CNN style news report agency of the Middle East. Topics and materials include news, seminars & talk shows, business, sports, documentaries and light entertainment. Reviewed by April Lukacsko, 3/29/02. Be aware of this site being a political hot bed, discussing topics of intense political nature. This resource was originally recommended by Harvard University.

Algerian Embassy

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Recommended because it provides contact information and other information such as consular section, economics and commerce,news and reports, etc. 2118 Kalorama Road NW, Washington DC 20008 (202) 265-2800 e-mail: embalg.us@verizon.net

American Association of Teachers of Arabic (AATA)

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Recommended because of its information on the teaching of the Arabic language. Start by clicking on About Arabic to learn about the Arabic language and its history. Be aware of the fact that this site is most suited for people who teach or want to learn Arabic.Arabic Programs provides information about various programs in the US and around the world.

Americans for Middle East Understanding, AMEU (Texas)

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Recommended because it strives to create deeper understanding among U.S. citizens about the Middle East. Start by reading the bi-monthly journal, accessible online, entitled “The Link.” In addition, AMEU provides free and inexpensive materials to teachers. To find out more about these materials contact AMEU, under “Contact Us.” Under “Resources,” one can find an extensive list of web links about the Middle East. Be aware of the newsletter being in pdf format, for which you will needAdobe Acrobat Reader. Reviewed by April Lukacsko, 3/27/02. This site was originally recommended by the University of Texas.

AMIDEAST (Texas)

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Recommended because of its database of children’s literature and other teacher resources about the Middle East. Topics and materials of interest include the Educational Resources link. Here you will find an extensive list of children’s literature, viewable by title, subject, or author. These books can be purchased through AMIDEAST. Posters, stencils, teaching units, and videos are available as well as books. AMIDEAST also offers study abroad programs. Start by clicking on Free Resources on Islam and Arabs to get a list of available free materials which you can use to experience the quality of AMIDEAST teaching materials. Be aware of the need for Adobe Acrobat Reader to read the free materials which are in pdf format.

Arab Social Science Roundtable

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Recommended because of its vast web resources and information on 22 Arab nations.  Start by searching links to individual nations in left menu bar.  Navigating these links will present research centers, information centers, think tanks, and other entities providing peer-reviewed research about the Arab world.  Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

Arab World News (OSU)

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Recommended because it gives a view of the Arab World through newspaper perspective. Topics and materials include those of a typical newspaper; travel, sports, business, health, and science. Also available are topics such as Arab politics, Arab economies, headlines, offshore news, Arabia FM, Arabia photos, energy review, WN Arabia, Arabia Trade, and more. Links are available to newspapers of various countries in the Arabian world, including newspapers written in Arabic. Online Newspaper. Reviewed by April Lukacsko, 3/27/02. This resource was originally recommended by the Middle East Studies Center at the Ohio State University.

Asharq al-Awsat – english edition

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Recommended because it is a widely published international arabic newspaper, with an English edition published online daily. Start by Checking out the current headlines, opinion features and book reviews.

Association for Israel Studies

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Recommended because of its focus on the study of Israel. This site would be most useful for Teachers doing research on Israel. Start by reading some of the online papers from the annual conferences. Be aware of the fact that all other information on this website is geared toward members or academicians.

Avaye Zan (Texas)

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Recommended because of its topics and materials include Who are We?, Leader, Human Rights, Culture, Cinema, Social, Diaspora, Poetry, Links. Great for a look into women’s lives in the Middle East.Iranian Cultural Women’s Magazine Reviewed by April Lukacsko, 4/22/02. This site was originally recommended by the University of Texas.

Bahrain Embassy

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Recommended because it provides contact information as well as current news, tourism, Bahrain links, etc.The Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain 3502 International Drive N.W., Washington, DC 20008
Phone: (202) 342-1111, Fax: (202) 362-2192

Bat Shalom of the Jerusalem Link (Harvard)

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Recommended because its Israeli feminist peace organization with focus on peaceful coexistence of Palestine and Israel, with the main goal of sharing Jerusalem as a capital. Topics and materials include Ongoing Activities, Upcoming Events, various articles about issues of Jerusalem. This is a good site to visit to see what the women of Israel are doing about working towards peace. Reviewed by April Lukacsko, 4/18/02. Revised by Jennifer Nichols, 04/2003 This resource originally recommended by Harvard University.

BBC – InDepth Iran

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Recommended because of its information on modern Iran and social issues surrounding current religious and economic reforms there. Start by reading the excellent articles on Women’s issues, the role of Iranian youth, and issues of democracy within Iran.

BBC News – World – Middle East

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Recommended because it provides access to current news about the Middle East from a reliable source. Start by reading the frequently updated news on the main page. In addition, you can get in-depth new about Iraq by clicking on Iraq in Transition.

Columbia University, Middle East & Jewish Studies (Washington)

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Recommended because of its internet resources. Topics and materials include a list of internet resources, electronic journals, and literature sources. Follow the Middle East Studies link to choose from a list of sites organized by topic. Topics include bibliographies, libraries, news sources, Middle East resources-regional and by country, Middle East resources by subject (subjects include religion, food, water, weather, women, Ancient Middle East, etc.), directories, Encyclopedia of the Orient, electronic journals and newspapers, graphics and images on Islam, Middle East scholarly associations, publishers and bookstores. Columbia University, 303 International Affairs, 420 W. 118th St. New York, NY 10027 (212) 854-3995 e-mail: mideast@libraries.cul.columbia.edu

Contemporary Turkish Literature (Bogazici University)

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Recommended because it is a comprehensive site listing every contemporary Turkish writer and poet. Strengths of this site: samples of works are provided, very easy to navigate, pictures of works and authors available, literary analysis available for some authors, translators of works are also listed. Be aware of the fact that one should be familiar with some basic background in Turkish literature, but not much background is needed. Excellent resource for teachers and educators looking for books to use in courses at the middle and high school levels. This resource was originally recommended by Bogazici University. Reviewed by Jennifer Nichols, 05/2002.

Council on Islamic Education, CIE (Texas)

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Recommended because of teacher resources and information on Islam. Topics and materials include Ground Rules for Teaching About Religion, Information on Ramadan, Dates for Ramadan and Upcoming Muslim Holidays, Glossary of Terms, Essay: World History Teaching and Public Education. CIE also has several publications for sale. These publications are geared towards teachers and are always thorough and easy to use. Reviewed by April Lukacsko, 3/31/02. Revised 04/2003 by Jennifer Nichols Start by clicking on Background for Teachers, Resource Collections, Focused Teaching Units, Online Lesson Plans, Online Resources, and more. Be aware of the need for Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Egypt Embassy, The Arab Republic of Egypt

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Recommended because it provides contact information on history, economy, political system, culture, tourism, etc. The Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt, 3521 International Ct. NW, Washington DC 20008, Phone (202)895- 5400,Fax (202)244-5131.

Embassy of Lebanon

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Recommended because it provides contact information as well as a Profile of Lebanon and information about business opportunities. It also has a kid’s site that gives basic information about Lebanon (suitable for elementary students). 2560 28th Street NW, Washington, DC 20008 (202) 939-6300 e-mail: info@lebanonembassy.org

Embassy of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

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Recommended because it provides contact informations as well as current news. Also has links to the official websites for the King and Queen of Jordan. Embassy of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, 3504 International Drive, N.W.,
Washington, D.C. 20008,Telephone number: (202) 966 – 2664
Fax number: (202) 966 – 3110
E-mail: HKJEmbassyDC@aol.com

Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic

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Recommended because it provides contact information, visa regulations, country profile and politics. 1732 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20007 (202) 338-5141

Embassy of the Republic of Sudan

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Recommended because it provides latest information about the Embassy of the Republic of the Sudan in the United States of America including Government policy, Sudan-US Relations, Darfur, Social and humanitarian efforts, and requirements for visas to the Sudan, and additional information and news. 2210 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008 (202) 338-8565 e-mail: info@sudanembassy.org Be aware of highly biased information about the Darfur conflict.

Embassy of the State of Qatar

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Recommended because it provides contact information as well as information about foreign policy, history,political system, education, culture and arts, and profile of Qatar. 4200 Wisconsin Ave. N.W., Suite 200, Washington DC, 20016,Main Phone: (202) 274-1603 or 274-1600,Fax: (202) 237-0061, E-mail: info@qatarembassy.org Reviewed by H. Melek Oyman 5/27/04

Embassy of the Syrian Arab Republic

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Recommended because it has all the requisite consular information including media activities and cultural events. 2215 Wyoming Avenue NW, Washington DC 20008 (202)232-6313, fax (202)234-9548

Embassy of the United Arab Emirates

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Recommended because this is an excellent site with UAE news links as well as typical embassy services. 1255 22nd Street NW, Suite 700, Washington DC 20037 (202)243-2400, fax (202)243-2432

Embassy of Turkmenistan

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Recommended because it provides contact information as well as history and culture, government and politics, and business and economy. 2207 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington D.C., 20008, Tel:(202)588-1500, Fax: (202)588-0697, turkmen@mindspring.com

Embassy of Yemen

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Recommended because it provides contact information as well as information about democracy, human rights and women’s issues, Yemeni-US Relationship, and fighting terrorism in Yemen. Embassy of the Republic of Yemen, 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, Suite 705, Washington DC, 20037, Telephone:(202)965-4760, Fax: (202)337-2017, information@yemenembassy.org

Global School House

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Recommended because of the possibility for videoconferencing with other classrooms from around the world. Topics and materials include online instructions on how to start videoconferencing, a directory of participating schools including schools from Kuwait and Turkey, projects, online expeditions, cyberfair, make a difference, geogame, field trips, newsday, and resources.

Global Voices Online

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Recommended because it provides access to many blogs from the Middle East. Serves as a great primary source for getting points of view of view from individuals in the region, rather than from news sources. The site is moderated, and summaries and analyses are provided to make it easier to understand and access content. Start by picking the Middle East region, a country of interest, and a topic of interest in the drop-down menu. Read through some of the blogs in your chosen category. Be aware of the variation in quality and content of each blog. Take the time to find and use blogs or blog entries that best fit your objectives.

Harvard University, Center for Middle Eastern Studies

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Recommended because of its comprehensive list of categorized internet resources. Topics and materials include general information, photographs, architecture, maps, history, Assyrian studies, women’s studies, student organizations, religion, newspapers, radio/TV, journals, literature, Middle Eastern organizations, computer-related links, language-related links, war/peace studies, music & songs, and teaching resources including books and crafts. Coolidge Hall, 1737 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02138 (617) 495-4055 (tel) e-mail: mideast@fas.harvard.edu Reviewed by April Lukacsko, 3/25/02.

Helping Students Deal With Cultural Differences

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Recommended because this article contains practical strategies to help teachers and students confront cultural differences. The strategies can serve as the basis for lessons on cultural diversity adaptable to almost any instructional setting. Includes some specific learning activities and background material on how personal space is utilized and defined. The strategies discussed are particularly useful as it relates to examining Africa’s cultural diversity.

Citation: White, J. J. (1998). The Social Studies, 107-111.

Media Type: Book

Institute for Palestine Studies, IPS (OSU)

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Recommended because of its quarterly online journal of Palestinian articles, written by Palestinians. Topics and materials include The Journal for Palestine Studies, The Jerusalem Quarterly Files, The Institute for Palestine Studies, and English and Arabic books. IPS is committed to peaceful resolution of the Arab-Israeli conflict. I recommend also visiting the Jerusalem Quarterly Files for viewpoints from Jersusalem. Reviewed by April Lukacsko, 3/27/02.

International Labor Organization, Regional Office for Arab States

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Recommended because of its labor issues. There are press releases & media coverage, seminar & conference proceedings, and the World of Work magazine under Information Services. Other topics include Rights at Work, Employment, Social Protection, and Social Dialogue. Under Rights at Work you can find information on International Labour Standards, Promoting the Declaration, and Child Labour. The Employment index includes: Employment & Labour Markets, Poverty Alleviation & Employment, Gender, Vocational Training, and Small & Medium Sized Enterprises. Social Protection includes Social Security, Occupational Safety & Health, and Vocational Rehabilitation. Topics such as Employers, Workers, and Labour Administration are addressed under Social Dialogue. Reviewed by April Lukacsko, 3/30/02.

Iranian Student News Agency – English Version

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Recommended because according to Wikipedia (2007) INRA is a “news organization run by Iranian university students. Established on November 4, 1999 in order to report on news from Iranian universities it now covers a variety of national and international topics. Editors and correspondents are themselves students in a variety of subjects, many of them are volunteers (nearly 1000). The ISNA is considered by Western media to be one of the most independent and moderate media organizations in Iran, and is often quoted.”Start by viewing the daily news, as many of the categories and archives available in the Farsi version are not available on the English website.
See: Wikipedia for more information about ISNA. Be aware of the fact that Wikipedia claims, “Although it is generally considered independent, the ISNA is financially supported in part by the Iranian government and is supported by the officially sanctioned University Jihad, another student organization.”

Islam: Empire of Faith (PBS)

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Recommended because of the brief overview of Islamic contributions to world culture. The video that accompanies this web site is available for loan through the Middle East Studies Center at The Ohio State University. (See Overview-Centers for more information.) Start by clicking on resources for educators. Be aware of difficult navigation. The site map may be better suited to finding specific information.

Islamic Republic of Iran

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Recommended because it provides contact information. Under “About Iran” one can find general information about Iran’s history, language, religion, people, education, etc. 2209 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C., 20007, Tel:(202)965-4990,
Fax: (202) 965-1073

Journal of Interactive Media in Education, JiME (Harvard)

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Recommended because of its implementation of internet role-play simulation games. Topics and materials include 1. Introduction, 2. Role-play, simulations, and the internet, 3. History of the Middle East simulations, 4. Simulation process, 5. Discussion of simulations, 6. Simulation technology, 7. Lessons learned, 8. Future directions, 9. Conclusion. This site gives a discussion about internet role play games and how to implement them. Reviewed by April Lukacsko, 4/03/02. Melek Oyman Last Modified: 25/05/2004

KeyPals Club

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Recommended because of emailing classrooms and students world wide. Topics and materials include database of connected classrooms, topics for teachers, students, and youth. “The safest way to connect classroom to classroom…student to student … worldwide.” Reviewed by April Lukacsko, 3/31/02.

Listing of NRCs & FLAS Programs

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Be aware of the fact that this is a .pdf file; you’ll need Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Many of the web addresses on this form are out of date. To find the Middle East Center of a given college, go to the web site for the college and enter Middle East in the search engine. The center usually appears in the first few selections listed. I have listed the most informative Middle East National Resource Centers below.

MENA Politics (Texas)

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Recommended because of it simulation games on political topics on the Middle East and North Africa regions. Topics and materials include diplomacy simulation game archives. Previous simulation titles include Oil Diplomacy, Arab-Israeli Politics, and US Policy. Also offered are an extensive list of links including Universities, Area Study Centers, International Organizations, News sites, NGO’s, Political Science sites, Regional links, Research Centers, and U.S. Government sites. Reviewed by April Lukacsko, 3/30/02.

Middle East Broadcasting Center, MBC (Georgetown)

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Recommended because of its view of an Arab broadcasting company, similar to NBC. Topics and materials include business, entertainment, games, weather, chat, polls, get to know your hosts, t.v. programming, MBCFM, and more. I recommend using this site to show the similarities between U.S. and Arab cultures. Dharma & Greg, and How to be a Millionaire are a couple of the television shows we have in common. Broadcasting Company. Reviewed by April Lukacsko, 3/29/02. This site originally recommended by Georgetown University.

Middle East Children’s Alliance, MECA

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Recommended because of its focus on children’s issues in the Middle East. Topics and materials include news updates, a gallery of artwork by Palestinian children, Ibdaa dance troupe, Playgrounds for Peace, Intifada with links to Infopal, a Palestinian information site, pictures and slide shows, links to other organizations, and more.This resource was originally recommended by Harvard University. Reviewed by April Lukacsko, 3/30/02.

Middle East Outreach Council, MEOC

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Recommended because of its outreach programs. Topics and materials include resources and activities for K-12 levels. Follow the Online Publications link to find out more information on how to create and fund educational workshops. This link also provides reviews of textbooks covering the Middle East. Under the Press Release link you can find award winning children’s literature. Download a list of purchasable resources for teaching about the Middle East from the Resources Catalogue link. This is a huge list of materials. Some are free. Some have nominal charges. I recommend taking the time to become familiar with this site and its offerings to teachers. This resource was originally recommended by the University of Texas. Reviewed by April Lukacsko, 3/30/02.

Middle East Reports (Texas)

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Recommended because of its goal of educating the public about the Middle East and its affiliation with The Middle East Research and Information Project, MERIP, an organization created to dispel the myths and misconceptions of the Middle-Eastern world. Topics and materials include Online Journal Articles, News Clips, Press Information Notes. Middle East Reports, a journal created by MERIP, with some articles available online. Under Press Information Notes, several articles can be found discussing pertinent regional topics. Click on Op-Eds to find news clippings written by MERIP. Further outreach information can be obtained by emailing the Outreach Editor at ian.merip@verizon.net Reviewed by April Lukacsko, 3/29/02. The resource originally recommended by the University of Texas.

Middle East Review of International Affairs, MERIA (Texas)

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Recommended because of its resources of information on the Middle East. Topics and materials include Search, Research Guides, Free Books, US Mideast Policy, Current Contents, Links, What is MERIA? and the GLORIA Center.The GLORIA Center is an informative sister site. Reviewed by April Lukacsko, 4/19/02. This resource originally recommended by the University of Texas. Start by looking in the Research Guides.

Middle East Studies Association, MESA (Arizona)

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Recommended because it’s a Scholarly Organization. Recommended for its well-known reputation in the field of Middle East Studies. Topics and materials of interest include links to affiliated organizations, links to a variety of Middle Eastern sites organized alphabetically or by subject, an online newsletter, and publications including the International Journal of Middle East Studies, with some articles online. I recommend the links. Reviewed by April Lukacsko, 3/30/02.

Moroccan Consulate in New York

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Recommended because this site provides a link to all consular activities and serves as the main contact as the Moroccan Embassy in Washington does not have a website.

New York University, Hagop Kevorkian Center

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Recommended because of its Virtual Classroom on Andalusia. Topics and materials included in the Andalusia project are art, timelines, and essays. Lesson plans are under construction. The center also has videos to send out for loan under the Teaching Resources link. Under Middle East Info you can find a large number of useful links to information on the Middle East. 50 Washington Square South at 255 Sullivan Street New York, NY 10012 (212) 998-8877 e-mail: kevorkian.center@nyu.edu Reviewed by April Lukacsko, 3/25/02.

Ohio State University, Middle East Studies Center

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Recommended because of its outreach program. This department will send speakers out to Central Ohio Schools to discuss topics vital to Middle East Studies. Topics and materials include Muslim women, the Middle East Conflict, and the Arabic language. An interested teacher or administrator should contact the office at the above number and request a speaker/topic of choice. This is a free service. Other opportunities include a events, teacher workshops, and study abroad. Click on the Calendar of Events to see what is currently being offered. Also you may contact the department at the above e-mail address to be put on an electronic mail list that will remind you of current events. Teachers can also borrow materials about the Middle East from this NRC. These include instruction materials, children’s literature, and more. 322 Oxley Hall, 1712 Neil Avenue Columbus, OH 43210 (614) 688-4406 e-mail: wightman.16@osu.edu Reviewed by April Lukacsko, 3/25/02.

Oman Cultural Office

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Recommended because it includes information for students wanting to study in Oman Be aware of This website also doubles as the recognized site for the Omani Embassy

Outreach World

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Recommended because of its resources on regions around the world. Affiliated with the National Resource Center network, this website contains peer-reviewed lesson units for educators.  Resources are searchable by region, grade level, subject, resource type, instructional strategies, or country.  On this website, you will also find news about various outreach activities currently taking place as well as upcoming workshops, conferences and professional development opportunities offered locally, regionally, nationally and overseas. Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

PBS Global Connections Middle East

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Recommended because its extent and variety of substantive content. Start by clicking on the “explore a theme” section, with the excellent background information and links to a variety of other useful resources. The lesson plans are excellent.

Peace Corps Online Directory

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Recommended because of information for educators looking for Peace Corps operations in various Middle Eastern countries. Includes basic country information and contact information of returned Peace Corps volunteers. Excellent resource for teachers looking for speakers in the classroom. Be aware of the fact that this website is not meant for non-Peace Corps members. Instead try the link for teachers on the Peace Corps official website.

PIER Resource Center

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Recommended because it supplies information about the PIER Resource Center at the Yale Center for Internastional and Area Studies. PIER is a lending library of print, audiovisual, and computer software resources on various regions including the Middle East, as well as International and Global Issues. This resource will give you information about programs, events, resources and summer institutes. Start by reviewing the Online Lesson Plans under Resources where you will currently find lesson plans on Cyprus and the European Union and Global Cultures: Middle East, Arabs and the Islamic World.

Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia

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Recommended because it provides contact information as well as current news stories and summaries on important issues such as War on Terrorism, Saudi-US Relations, etc. Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, 601 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W., Washington DC, 20037, (202)342-3800, Information Office (202)337-4076,
email: info@saudiembassy.net.Reviewed by H. Melek Oyman 5/27/04

Sahafa Online (Texas)

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Recommended because it is a great resource site for links to several Arabic news, newspapers, magazines, radio and television sites. Topics and materials include links to headlines, daily, weekly and monthly news, or top 10 sites. Choose from newspapers from several different countries, by name of the country. Some information can be viewed in Arabic as well as English. There are TV, radio, and magazine links also. Reviewed by April Lukacsko, 3/27/02. This resource originally recommended by the University of Texas.

Technology and Learning

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Recommended because of a variety of articles about the use of technology in the classroom that could be very beneficial for teacher. There are also a variety of links provided to help you connect classrooms. Several links are provided to help you find ways to connect and to help you learn about rules of safety. Start by reading New Articles for current information technology in the classroom.

The Arab Association for Human Rights, HRA (Texas)

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Recommended because of its coverage of topics and materials include discrimination diary, review of the Arab press in Israel, and links to other human rights groups. Other topics include the Palestinian Arab minority in Israel, EU advocacy, woman’s rights, human and civil rights education. Topics include geographic distribution, language & socio-economic rights, maps, unemployment rates, selected statistics, law, land planning, Bedouins, unrecognized villages, women, and children. This resource was originally recommended by the University of Texas. Reviewed by April Lukacsko, 3/30/02. Be aware of the deep bias prevalent in these pages.

The Choices Program

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Recommended because it is an educational program of the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University. Choices provides Curricular Resources, professional development workshops and Special Projects, and Teaching with the News especially geared towards secondary level students. Start by reviewing the curriculum materials and ideas under Teaching with the News where you will find Iraq After War: The Challenge of Securing the Peace and Responding to Terrorism. Be aware of the fact that not all curriculum materials and ideas include lesson plans.

The Travels of Ibn Battuta — A Virtual Tour with the 14th Century Traveler

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Recommended because of its virtual tour across many countries in the Arab World in medieval times. This site is created by a teacher for the classroom. Topics and materials include Morocco Across North Africa, Cairo, Egypt, On to Syria & Palestine, The Hajj: Medina to Mecca, Persia & Iraq, Further into Persia, The Arabian Sea & East Africa, Anatolia, The Steppe, Return to the Steppes, Delhi, Escape from Delhi, Malaysia & China, Return Home, Andalusia & Morocco, Journey to West Africa, and Writing the Story of Ibn Battuta’s Travels — The Rihla. Reviewed originally by April Lukacsko, 4/17/02.

Turkey Post

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Recommended because of the news it offers about Turkey and the Middle East. Breaking News and Top Stories are available on the main page as well as new on Turkey’s Economy, Politics, etc.

Turkish Daily News (Online)

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Recommended because it is a primary source for news about Turkey and news expressing general public opinion in Turkey. Strengths of this site — all articles available in English and Turkish, site updated daily, easy to navigate and has a very nice links library. Start by reading the latest news, then explore some of the other detailed information (most Turkish stories are interrelated). Reviewed by Jennifer Nichols, 06/2002.

University of Arizona, Center for Middle Eastern Studies

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Recommended because of its affiliation with the Middle East Studies Association of North America (MESA). The outreach program is also nice. Topics and materials at the outreach page include K-12 teacher workshops, an outreach library, and photography exhibits. Follow the Outreach Library link to find recommended books, periodicals, instructional materials, etc. These materials are available for loan. Also under the Outreach link, the last three annual photo exhibits are on display online. They depict modern life in the Middle East. The University of Arizona is also home to the Middle East Studies Association of North America (MESA). By following the link to this site you can find a myriad of resources on the Middle East from art galleries to journals to Middle East-related organizations and associations. Definitely take the time to visit MESA. They are well-known in the world of Middle Eastern studies. Selim M. Franklin Building, Room 202, 1011 E. 5th St.| Tucson, AZ 85721 (520) 621-5450 e-mail: mideast@u.arizona.edu Reviewed by April Lukacsko, 3/25/02. Start by browsing the photo exhibits.

University of Bergen, Centre for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies

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Recommended because of its wide array of internet sites on the Middle East, especially online versions of the Qur’an and the Hadith. Topics and materials include Islamic art and architecture, archaeology and water studies. Under Online Resources you can find maps, student organizations, and most notably, Islamic texts including the Qur’an in both Arabic and translated versions. An online collection of the Hadith is also available. Reviewed by April Lukacsko, 3/25/02. Be aware of the fact that you must scroll down the page quite a bit to get to these links.

University of California, Los Angeles, Gustave E. von Grunebaum Center for Near Eastern Studies

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Recommended because of the Middle Eastern, Armenian, and Central Asian (David Hirsch)Library. Also the Summer Institute for teachers is of interest. Click on the Resources link to access the online David Hirsch library or click here to access it directly. Here you will find a number of excellent links to sites on the Middle East. Also of interest at UCL A are the Saudi Arabian, Azerbaijan, and Egyptian photographs under the Resources-Visual Media link. Follow the Outreach link to find out more about a summer institute on the Middle East.

University of California, Santa Barbara, Center for Middle East Studies

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Recommended because of its annual conferences and an annotated listing of Middle Eastern films. Topics and materials include a Middle Eastern Regional Conference. There is also an annual Middle East and South Asia Project conference. At this National Resource Center you will also find an annotated list of movies from the Middle East under the Films link. If you live in the vicinity there are events, films, and activities offered on a regular basis. Follow the Events or Films link to find out more. Reviewed by April Lukacsko, 3/25/02.

University of Chicago, Center for Middle Eastern Studies

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Recommended because of the internet resources listed by the Regenstein Library. Topics and materials include resources and links for arts & culture, countries, geography, governments & politics, history, journals, booksellers, libraries, publishers, languages, news & current events, religion, sources for other links, and universities and schools. Strong lists of suggested web sites. Reviewed by April Lukacsko, 3/25/02. Be aware of the factthat the web address listed above will take you directly to the Regenstein Library resources. You will need to scroll down to the section entitled Resources and Links.

University of Durham, Institute for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies (Washington)

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Recommended because of its internet resources. Topics and materials include, under Resources, general information, peace process, area-specific information, news, water, etc. The documentation unit has links to information on the Middle East broken into different regions. For example, North Africa, Northern Tier, The Levant, and Central Arab Region. I recommend visiting the Peace Process link and the Water link, both can be accessed under Resources, in the upper right hand corner of the web page. These are two important issues in the region and this site offers access to good information. Reviewed by April Lukacsko, 3/25/02.

University of Pennsylvania, Middle East Center

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Recommended because of “Marhaba: Welcome to the World of Arabic”, a program broadcast live to introduce Arabic language and culture to 4-8 grades. There is also an extensive Audio/Visual Library, available for shipping. Topics and materials include the “Marhaba” broadcast and online lesson plans related to the program. Click on Middle East Resources to access the Audio/Visual Library listing. These materials can be shipped to schools. This National Resource Center also offers a large number of events each month ranging from lectures to seminars. Topics include sports, music, Israeli-Palestinian conflicts, etc. More information can be found under Events. Reviewed by April Lukacsko, 3/25/02.

University of Utah, Middle East Center

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Recommended because of its outreach program and Middle East Library. Topics and materials available for loan to teachers and students include videos, audio tapes, slide sets, maps ‘realia’, posters, and desk flags. Follow the Outreach link to the Outreach Resource Room to learn more about how to attain these materials. The Outreach Calendar gives information on a year long seminar offered to teachers. Under Outreach Links, web sites such as GEM and the Utah Education Network offer lesson plans on the Middle East. This National Resource Center also offers a listing of events including lectures, discussion groups and concerts.

University of Washington, Middle East Center

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Recommended because of its Center Video Collection and links to Arabic art and calligraphy. Go back to the home page for the Middle East Center to find out more about a video collection available to K-12 educators anywhere in U.S., free of charge. this can can be found under Center Video Collection. Follow the Arabic Calligraphy link to a web site dedicated to Arabic art, calligraphy, fonts, and clip art. Reviewed by April Lukacsko, 3/25/02.

UNRWA, United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees

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Recommended because of its long-term coverage of refugees in Palestine. UNRWA has been working with the refugees since 1949. Topics and materials include overview, news, refugees, programs, publications/statistics, photos, emergency appeals, and links. Go to the sitemap bar at the bottom of the page to find titles of the various web pages available. Available in Arabic or English. I recommend following the Refugee link to learn more about refugees. Subheadings include Who is a Palestine refugee?, Where do the refugees live?, UNRWA’s area of operations, Refugee profile, Memories, Photo Exhibition, 50 years commemoration. Reviewed by April Lukacsko, 3/30/02.

Uzbekistan

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Recommended because this is the website of the Uzbek embassy in Washington, DC. The embassy contact information is: Ambassador Shavkat Shodiyevich Khamrakulov, 1746 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20036. Tel: 202-887-5300; Fax: 202-293-6804 E-mail: emb@uzbekistan.org URL: http://www.uzbekistan.org/ Be aware of the fact that as of June 2004, the embassy website is down, so an alternate website relating to the embassy can be accessed by clicking here .

Washington Report Middle East Affairs (Arizona)

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Recommended because of its discussion of political issues facing the Middle East. Topics and materials include articles and links on political issues such as Palestinian war and human rights issues. Features currently include special reports, US Congress-AIPAC, US aid to Israel, activism, editor’s note, letters to the editor, AET book club, book review, sensible voices, Zionism 101, FAQ’s. Reviewed by April Lukacsko, 3/29/02. This resource originally recommended by the University of Arizona. Be aware of the fact that this is a political magazine, the ideas presented are intense but insightful.

World Links – World Bank Institute (Texas)

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Recommended because of its its school connections in Turkey. Topics and materials include connections with schools in countries all around the world. There are over 30 schools using World Links in the Middle Eastern region. The schools in Turkey have been part of World Links since it first began. Reviewed by April Lukacsko, 3/31/02. Start by clicking on Turkey or West Bank /Gaza as one of your Middle Eastern country options.

You Think!

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Recommended because it is a very easy-to-navigate educational tool developed for teachers and student research on environmental, financial, social, political and cultural issues across the world.  There is information on MDGs, AIDS, climate change, corruption, education, energy, food & agriculture, gender, health, information & communications, international trade, natural resources, population, poverty, private sector development, sustainable development, urbanization, water & sanitation, and more. Start by checking out Issues, Multimedia and For Teachers.  Reviewed by Merry Merryfield 1/3/12.