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Middle East Teaching Tools

Middle East Teaching Tools
This collection of the best tools and resources to support education about the Middle East at the K-12 level is organized by country and theme and categorized into three sections: background information, news & media, and teaching materials.

Lecture Series Podcast

Lecture Series Podcast
The Portland State University Middle East Studies Center Lecture Series podcast features audio recordings from the series.

Middle East Studies Center Resource Library

Middle East Studies Center Resource Library
The Middle East Studies Center has an extensive lending library of curricular materials, teaching resources, books for K-12 students, maps, posters, current and back issues of Saudi Aramco World, and DVDs on many aspects of the Middle East.
The Middle East Studies Center at Portland State University promotes understanding of the people, cultures, languages and religions of the Middle East.

As a National Resource Center for Middle East Studies under the U.S. Department of Education’s Title VI program, the Center serves as a resource on issues pertaining to the Middle East through activities that reach students and scholars, as well as businesses, educators, and the media. The Middle East Studies Center supports academic conferences, workshops, cultural events, lectures, and a resource library.

The Middle East Studies Center started in 1959 as the first federally supported undergraduate program for Arabic language and Middle East area studies in the nation. Portland State’s Middle East studies curriculum includes foreign language courses in Arabic, Hebrew, Turkish and Persian as well as area studies courses in a number of disciplines. The Middle East studies program boasts a distinguished faculty and vast library resources.