ERIC Number: ED091307
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Water in the Middle East, a Secondary and College Level Multi-Media Study.
The secondary and college level guide outlines a course of study on the Middle East, with emphasis on water problems of the area. Among the course objectives are the following: (1) make generalizations about particular Middle Eastern cultures and support them with evidence; (2) interpret environmental and social data from specific Middle Eastern countries; (3) plan procedures for devising solutions to social problems such as sharing scarce water resources, diffusing educational opportunity, or resolving cross-cultural conflicts within Middle Eastern societies; and (4) forecast the directions in which Middle Eastern societies are most likely to move and have preferences regarding desirable social objectives in this area. Suggested teaching techniques include use of audio-visuals, questioning techniques, classroom discussions, field trips, and interviews. The major portion of the guide consists of case studies on the Universality of Water Problems and American Water Problems; Water Problems in the Middle East; The Nile River as a Source of Life for Egypt and the Sudan; and Reclaiming the Desert in Israel. A brief introduction to the topic, teaching strategies, and an annotated listing of audio-visual media are provided for each case study. Print sources of information on the Middle East, and education objectives of the course are also provided in the guide. (Author/RM)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut Univ., Storrs. World Education Project.