Middle East Conflict: High School

Connections to History - Conflict/War/Middle East

Students will gain a deeper understanding of the impact of the conflict in the Middle East on all aspects of individuals’ lives. To view and edit the full lesson open the PDF or .docx below. 

Curriculum Connections

  • English: Persepolis 
  • History: World History, Middle East Studies  

Newsela Article

Learning Objective

  • Students will explore the following concepts in writing and through class discussion: The impact of war/conflict on people’s everyday lives.
  • By answering the additional questions and in their discussions, students will also gain a deeper understanding of the impact of the conflict in the Middle East on all aspects of individuals’ lives.

Learning Standard

Common Core Standards for Social Studies:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.10
By the end of grade 10, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades 9-10 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.4
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary describing political, social, or economic aspects of history/social science.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.2
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of how key events or ideas develop over the course of the text.

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