What is Islamic Nationalism? Why did this develop? What impact has this had?
What were the main events of the history in Iran in the twentieth and twenty-first century? What were the causes, key people, and results of each of these events?
What were the main events of the history in Iraq in the twentieth and twenty-first century? What were the causes, key people, and results of each of these events?
What were the main events of the history of Afghanistan in the twentieth and twenty-first century? What were the causes, key people, and results of each of these events?
Possible Short Answer/Essay: Compare and contrast the rise and role of Islamic Fundamentalism in Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan.
Possible Short Answer/Essay: Be able to examine and analyze political cartoons on the current controversies in Iran.
Arab-Israeli Conflict: What are the causes of the Arab-Israeli Conflict? What claims to the land do the Israelis have? What claims to the land do the Palestinians have?
What historical events led to the creation of the Israeli state from ancient times through the end of World War Two?
What are the major documents/agreements that led to the creation of Israel?
What have been the major wars fought over Israel since its creation? Reasons, key characteristics, results, and effects?
What methods have the Palestinians used to fight for the land? Examples? Impact of this?
How have the Israelis responded to the Palestinian efforts? Examples? Impact of this?
What have been the major peace attempts and agreements made over the last sixty years? What did each do? Why has each ultimately failed?
Possible Short Answer/Essay Question: Examine ways that the Palestinians use of terrorism has worked and gained them land, etc. And then examine ways that the Palestinians used of terrorism had backfired and led to worse situations.
Possible Short Answer/Essay Question: Be able to examine and analyze political cartoons on the Arab-Israeli Conflict.
What is happening in Syria with the Civil War? Why? Etc…
Possible Short Answer/Essay: Compare and contrast the causes and main events of the different revolutions of the Arab Spring.
Possible Short Answer/Essay: Be able to examine and analyze political cartoons on the Arab Spring and specific revolutions.
Second Middle East Unit Test:
Possible Extra Credit Activities For The Middle East Unit:
These will be due the either five days before the end of the first marking period or when the Middle East Unit Notebook is collected.
They must be typed and done in color.
You may do only one, do two, or do all three. It is up to you.
Write an Acrostic Poem for MIDDLE EAST GEOGRAPHY. Worth up to 10 Points. Each line should start with the given letter.
Each line must be a well-developed sentences that identifies, explains, provides examples, or examines causes and effects.
Do not repeat concepts.
Create a Metaphorical Representation on the relationships between the three Middle Eastern faiths, on the Arab-Israeli Conflict, on Islamic Fundamentalism in Iran, Iraq, or Afghanistan, or on the Arab Spring Revolutions. Worth up to 30 Points. The assignment was:done neatly, in color, on a blank piece of paper, and the paragraphs were typed, spell-checked, and grammar-checked. Watch for capitalization errors! The assignment reflected good effort and thought.
The student created a Metaphorical Representation on one of the above topics. You must come up with your own metaphor, simile, or analogy.
Under the chosen metaphor, simile, or analogy, the student illustrated a scene that supported the literary comparison: The student incorporated specific historical information into the drawing using key terms and words.
The student incorporated specific historical information into the drawing using historical images from the computer and also hand-drawn.
You must include the positives and negatives within the art portion.
Do this in color and on a blank piece of paper.
On the back of the Metaphorical Representation, the student wrote TWO typed, well-developed paragraphs. In the paragraphs, the student: Explained the literary comparison using referring to the specific historical elements in the illustration and explaining their relationships to your literary comparison.
Used specifics from your notes.
Did not write vague or general statements.
Do not keep repeating the same information or point to make it appear longer.
Provided analysis of the supportive illustration as well.
Each paragraph was a minimum of four well-developed sentences.
3. Create a Political Cartoon on either the Arab-Israeli Conflict or the Arab Spring. Worth up to 30 Points. Writer’s Purposes: You are to create a political cartoon that takes a critical stance and examines and evaluates the causes or events of the Arab-Israeli Conflict or one of the Arab Spring Revolutions or the brutal reaction and actions of the government to the ongoing revolution
FCA One: The political cartoon uses sarcasm to make a commentary on your chosen topic.
It must focus on a specific aspects of the theory and address the hypocrisy of action, the stupidity of the action, or abuses of power with historical specifics.
c. _FCA Two: The political cartoon has specific historical information on the chosen topic integrated into the cartoon itself using HISTORICAL IMAGES (A Required Political Cartoon Strategy) from Ms. Barben’s Powerpoint or online.
You MUST USE HISTORICAL/RECENT IMAGES WITHIN YOUR POLITICAL CARTOON.