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We Can Work It Out; or Can We?

Students will develop a deeper comprehension of the strife between Israel and the Palestinians and will be able to apply their own synthesis to their own lives through their own role-playing creation.
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Political Independence and Territorial Integrity For All

This classroom activity has the purpose of explaining to students the geographic difficulty of finding a two-state solution in the Middle East that would have the support of both the Israelis and the Palestinians.
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Factors Contributing to US Recognition of Israel

This lesson is designed to help students understand the complex issues that contributed to the US recognizing the State of Israel. In addition will it will help to put that action into a bigger picture of the Cold War diplomacy and politics.
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The Role Imperialism Played in the Formation of the State of Israel

This activity is designed to help students make connections between the actions taken by Imperialistic nations and the post World War II world, specifically as it relates to Middle East diplomacy and the creation of the state of Israel.
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Thin Ice Encompassed by Increasing Fire: Conflict and Struggle for Human Rights in the Middle East

Students will analyze pictures and primary sources to discuss human rights in the Middle East.
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Comparing the Truman, Eisenhower, and Monroe Doctrines

A lesson focusing on foreign policy.
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Analyzing American Aid in the Face of Fear

Students will participate in a group analysis and comparison of political cartoons from the post World War II debate over the Marshall Plan as well as the current American conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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