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The Making of the Modern Middle East - Part 1

In part one of this series, over four weeks, students will explore the history, geography and politics of the Middle East region before Islam and Christianity.
Janelle Hopkins M.Ed
223 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 6 learners
55 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 4 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Available Times

Pacific Time

Tue Aug 30

Aug 30 - Sep 20 (4 weeks)
8:30pm - 9:25pm
2 learners enrolled
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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
I have a BA in Political Science with a concentration in Comparative Politics that required me to take a number of various political and historical classes on past and present civilizations around the world.  I also have a Masters of Education in Secondary Social Sciences (history, political science, etc).  I am certified by the state of Alabama to teach social sciences for grades 7-12.  I have also taught world history for over three years and have researched world history and its politics for 20.
Optional Analysis Questions can be given and feedback provided upon request.
Paper Pen/Pencil Crayons/Markers/Colored Pencils Printer available to print out resources provided by teacher.
Optional Analysis Questions can be given and feedback provided upon request.
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Mentions of invasions, war, and religion (historical context only).
Boum, Aomar  and Arthur Goldschmidt, Jr.   A Concise history of the Middle East, 11th ed. Boulder: Westview Press, 2015.
Khaldûn, Ibn Ibn.  The Muqaddimah: An Introduction to History - Abridged Edition.  Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2015. 
Lewis, Bernard.  The Middle East:  A Brief History of the Last 2000 Years.  New York: Scribner, 2003.

Writings and works of early and Medieval Muslim scholars such as: Ibn Hazm, Al-Biruni, and Ibn Taymiyyah.


Janelle Hopkins M.Ed
Lives in the United States
Secondary Social Sciences
223 total reviews
270 completed classes

About Me

Hey y'all! My name is Janelle and I am a History teacher but not your average History teacher. History isn't just about dates and who did what to whom. History is about discovering the motives behind why a country/civilization/empire did what they... 
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