Media Constructions of the Middle East
High School through College- this kit covers stereotyping of Arab people, the Arab/Israeli conflict, the war in Iraq and militant Muslim movements. Students will learn core information and vocabulary about the historical and contemporary Middle East issues that challenge stereotypical, simplistic and uninformed thinking, and political and ethical issues involving the role of media in constructing knowledge, evaluating historical truths, and objectivity and subjectivity in journalism.
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Picturing the Middle East
The Magic of Stereotypes
Same Land- Different Histories
May 14 1948: Independence or Catastrophe?
1967: Deepening the Divide
Whose Fear and Whose Security?
Singing the Struggle
The Politics of Maps
Background History: Conflicting Timelines
Media Coverage of the Gulf War
The War in Editorial Cartoons
Covering the War
"Celebration" or "Protest"?
The Jessica Lynch Rescue: News, Propaganda or Entertainment
War Crimes at Abu Ghraib- Showing Photos?
Islam in Brief
Stereotyping Arabs and Muslims
A Revolution in Iran
Freedom Fighters of Terrorists?
Analyzing the Roots of Terrorism