Teaching the Arab-Israeli Conflict
This workshop gives high school teachers the opportunity to learn both content that is relevant to today’s students as global citizens and pedagogical strategies that incorporate the latest research in helping students work with a manageable set of diverse primary sources. Participants will receive an honorarium for attending and leave with classroom-ready, standards-aligned curricular resources.
During this three-hour workshop, participants will:
- Explore the concept of nationalism and connect the rise of nationalism in Europe to the emergence of both Zionism and Arab nationalism in the late 19th century.
- Examine letters, agreements, and official statements that show how the British made conflicting promises to Jews and Arabs during WWI.
- Analyze agreements and proposals that are concerned with how the geographical region of Palestine should be divided after World War I.
- Examine a range of different types of documents central to the formation of the State of Israel, the Wars of 1948 and 1967, and the Peace Treaty between Israel and Egypt.
- Address more recent events, both conflicts and peace efforts, in the region as well as discuss unresolved issues.
3 hours total – Exact times to be announced