Social Studies

History and Journalism: The Story of the Modern Middle East

Beginning with World War I, students will study the modern history of the Middle East while reading or watching relevant journalism produced during and about the events we cover in class.
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55 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 8 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

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Meets multiple times at scheduled times
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Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
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Class Experience

Students will become adept at Modern Middle Eastern History and how to navigate and process the news cycle. 
One of my undergraduate degrees was  in Public Policy, specifically focused on Foreign Policy. I've created start ups focused on economic development in North Africa and the Middle East and have helped develop a Fellowship program concentrated on NATO politics and diplomacy. 
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
We will discuss conflicts and tense political issues. This is a history class so the focus will be on civil discourse with events being presented as impartially and as nuanced as possible. No violent images will be used but some conversations are bound to involve emotions. I know that as someone who lived during many of these events, these conversations may weigh heavy on the heart at times. 
Students will be expected to read articles but I will be providing the PDFs. 


Omar LaaroussiTeacher-Counselor-Researcher/ History, Policy and Psychology
45 total reviews
74 completed classes

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I've been involved in Education for over six years, in policy, counseling and teaching positions. I grew up in an immigrant household surrounded by literature and history. That was... 
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