This Edukit addresses matters concerning national identity and globalization in the Middle East, specifically as they apply to the example of Israel and the Occupied Territories. In order to understand how the dynamics of national identity and globalization apply to the issues in this complicated and fascinating part of the world, you will need a comprehensive background that explores its history, conflicts, and attempts at resolution. The content in this Edukit is designed to do this at a level for secondary students and teachers.
The background information provided for the students in this Edukit is contained in the following web pages. These web pages examine the development of the region that was formally the British mandate of Palestine, now known as Israel and the Occupied Territories. Through examining its history, you will have many useful examples of the development of national identity, the process of globalization, and the role of world organizations in bringing peace to places of conflict.
This Edukit includes:
The Student Zone includes Infomatics, which has text information in various forms about Israel and the Occupied Territories; Multimedia, which is a collection of visual material relating to these topics; and Activities, which has several ways to apply your learning.
The Teacher Zone provides Background Materials that includes text references at a higher level, and Instructional Plans that provide a way of organizing the material into a learning unit.