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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.
US Grade 6 - 9
The state of Middle East has become a mainstay in United States politics and policy. As we step into a new Presidential term, acknowledging the reality that the next President will face their own set of challenges and foreign policy decisions, it's important that students, young and old, are prepared to understand the upcoming conversation. To have an informed opinion, they'll need genuine background knowledge and an ability to process and parse through information. Here, they'll receive...
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.
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.
Meet the teacher
Welcome, Parents and Guardians! Allow me to introduce myself. 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...
$13weekly or $98 for 8 classes
1x per week, 8 weeks
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Completed by 18 learners
Live video meetings
6-15 learners per class