ERIC Number: ED367573
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Arab World Almanac 1993.
Nucho, Leslie S., Ed.; Hurd, Robert, Ed.
This document is a collection of three lessons to assist high school teachers in introducing the Arab world to their classrooms. The intended purpose of the lessons is to promote greater cross cultural awareness, understanding of the interdependence of peoples and nations, and appreciation for the different approaches other cultures may choose in trying to solve the social, economic, political, and environmental problems that everyone share. The three lessons contained in this document are: (1) Women and the Family in the Arab World; (2) Central Asia, Past and Present; and (3) Government and Democracy in the Arab World. Each lesson includes lesson objectives, classroom exercises and activities, and suggested background references. The first lesson includes a background essay on women and the family, an essay on the veil and one comparing marriage and family law in the United States and the Arab world, and a short story. Statistical charts on urbanization, labor, education, and literacy also are included in this lesson. The second lesson has a background essay on Central Asia and an essay on the Aral Sea in crisis. Three charts are included: (1) Cyrillic and Arabic alphabets; (2) land and population in Central Asia; and (3) steps to environmental crisis in Central Asia. Maps show trade routes and Central Asia today. The last lesson includes a background essay on government and democracy in the Arab world, individual country profiles, and perspectives on democracy in the Arab world. A timeline shows the course of reform in Algeria, Jordan, Kuwait, and Yemen. (DK)
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Curriculum Enrichment, Democracy, Females, Foreign Countries, High Schools, Islamic Culture, Maps, Social Studies
AMIDEAST, 1100 17th St., N.W., Washington, DC 20036.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: AMIDEAST, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Arab States; Asia