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North Africa and the Middle East

North Africa and the Middle East

Explore North Africa and the Middle East using these lesson plans, stories, and activities. From the Arabic language in Jordan to gender roles in Morocco to traditional Afghan music, each item provides fascinating lessons for one of the world’s most historical and interesting regions.

A Sense of Water
Lesson Plan
Students will investigate the extent to which water is reflected in various cultures in Africa, and write some of their own impressions of how water permeates all aspects of life.
Arabic in Jordan
Lesson Plan
Classical Arabic is the formal language in Jordan. It is used in books, newspapers, radio and T.V. However, you should know that the normal Jordanian conversation is often quite different from the formal language. Dialects of the people you meet will vary based on ancestry and regions within Jordan.
Discovering New Perspectives on Life
Lesson Plan
Students examine how the author's worldview expanded by living in another culture.
Serious Doodling
Lesson Plan
Students examine cartoons drawn by a Volunteer serving in the country of Jordan.
The Center of the Earth
Story
Peace Corps Volunteer Herman Nibbelink recounts an Eritrean folk tale that revolves around two farmers, their golden cow, and riddles.
When a Country Loses Its Songs
Story
Take a look at Peace Corps Volunteer Louise Pascale’s personal essay on the creation of the Afghan Children’s Songbook Project—an effort to preserve Afghan musical tradition.
Recipe: Mujaddrah
Activity
Submitted by Peace Corps Staff Member Lana Momani, this recipe is for a traditional Jordanian dish consisting of rice, lentils, and onions.
From West Coast To Middle East
Interview
To find out more about what it is like to leave home, integrate into a new community, and find a home away from home overseas, World Wise Window caught up with two Californians who are living in Jordan as Peace Corps Volunteers.
You Can Dream: Stories of Moroccan Women Who Do
Video
Discover the importance of non-traditional gender roles and how Peace Corps Volunteer Cortney Healy traveled the country of Morocco filming the stories of six women who are role models for global change.

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