ERIC Number: ED415144
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Spotlight on the Muslim Middle East - Crossroads. A Student Reader [and] Teacher's Guide.
Kelahan, Brian, Ed.; Penn, Marni, Ed.
These books offer primary source readings focusing on significant eras of world history and the pivotal role of the Middle East. Each "crossroad" examines a particular juncture in world history through the cultural and economic crosscurrents that existed at the time. The eras identified include: (1) "The Medieval Period"; (2) "The Pre-Colonial Period"; (3) "The Colonial Period"; and (4) "The Modern Period." Introductory essays for the teacher include: (1) "The Crusading Era" (Jill N. Claster); (2) "The Dynamics of Cultural Encounters" (Lila Abu-Lughod); (3) "The Colonial Period" (Zachary Lockman); and (4) "The Muslim Middle East: Cultural Crossroads" (Mona Mikhail). Teaching methodology is offered with various teaching insights and strategies. Additional teacher readings are titled: (1) "Islam: Stereotypes Still Prevail"; (2) "Early Islamic Civilization in Global Perspective"; (3) "The Crescent Obscured"; (4) "Mathematics and Astronomy"; (5) "Tamburlaine the Great"; (6) "Samarkand"; and (7) "Arab Noise and Ramadan Nights: Rai, Rap and Franco-Maghrebi Identities." (EH)
Descriptors: African History, Arabs, Asian History, Foreign Countries, Global Education, Islam, Islamic Culture, Middle Eastern History, Middle Eastern Studies, Muslims, Non Western Civilization, Primary Sources, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Social Studies, World History
The American Forum for Global Education, 120 Wall Street, Suite 2600, New York, NY 10005, telephone: 212-742-8232.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Forum for Global Education, New York, NY.