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Daily Class Activities & Homework for The Frustration & Hope of the “Arab Spring”

*** CLASS: DAY1 *** PowerPoint discussion on cartoons *** CLASS: DAY 2 *** Establishing the Modern Middle East  Blank Map to fill in as pretest  PowerPoint Lecture: Mandates & Mapping - From Sykes-Picot to 1947 *** CLASS: DAY 3 *** Establishing the Modern Middle East  DISCUSSION: The McMahon Agreement & The Balfour Declaration  PowerPoint Lecture: UN Resolution 242 through 1948 War  CHOICES lesson on creating a divided Palestine *** CLASS: DAY 4 *** Establishing the Modern Middle East  DISCUSSION: Geopolitical Concerns of the Cold War & Access to Oil  QUIZ: Middle East in Transition Part I *** CLASS: DAY 5 *** Establishing the Modern Middle East  DISCUSSION: How did Obama’s speech in Cairo set up new approach?  Introduce Martyrs’ Crossing
Homework: The Middle East in Transition: Questions for U.S. Policy: Part I pages 11-14 & 18-20Homework: The Middle East in Transition: Questions for U.S. Policy: Part I pages 15-17 & 21-6Homework: The Middle East in Transition: Questions for U.S. Policy: Part I pages 28-37Homework: Watch Obama’s 2009 speech in Cairo; list continuing concerns in the region.Homework: Martyrs’ Crossing pgs. 1-41; Exercise about legality of settlements
*** CLASS: DAY 6 *** Israeli/Palestinian Conflict  DISCUSSION: 1st 2 chapters of Martyrs’ Crossing  What do you see exercise? Nachtwey photo from Palestine  Set up Symposium on Peace Initiatives for Day 9 *** CLASS: DAY 7 *** Israeli/Palestinian Conflict  PowerPoint lecture; graphic organizer w/maps  History of Settlements since 1967  DISCUSSION: History of “occupied territory” and its legal status *** CLASS: DAY 8 *** Israeli/Palestinian Conflict How did Palestinian leadership evolve?  PowerPoint lecture: Leadership of Fatah thru. split w/Hamas  DISCUSSION: How does this complicate the situation w/in the PA and w/peace process? *** CLASS: DAY 9 *** Israeli/Palestinian Conflict  Symposium on Failed Peace Initiatives  Introduce debate on viability of 2 state solution *** CLASS: DAY 10 *** Israeli/Palestinian Conflict  Reading Response Test #1: Martyrs’ Crossing
Homework: MC pgs.42-60; Read “Israeli Decree on…” Research & notes - Symposium: Failed Peace Initiatives [Day 9]Homework: MC pgs.61-92; Research & notes for Symposium: Failed Peace Initiatives [Day 9]Homework: MC pgs.93-118; Research & notes for Symposium: Failed Peace Initiatives [Day 9]Homework: MC pgs.119-60; Read materials on 2 state prospects & prepare for debate [Day12]Homework: MC pgs.161-204
*** CLASS: DAY 11 *** Israeli/Palestinian Conflict  DISCUSSION: 1st 1/2 Martyrs’ Crossing *** CLASS: DAY 12 *** Israeli/Palestinian Conflict  Structured Debate on Two State solution *** CLASS: DAY 13 *** Israeli/Palestinian Conflict  Lemon Tree *** CLASS: DAY 14 *** Israeli/Palestinian Conflict  Lemon Tree *** CLASS: DAY 15 *** Israeli/Palestinian Conflict  Reading Response Test #2: Martyrs’ Crossing
Homework: MC pgs. 205-38; Read assigned article: "The Oslo Legacy," "Israeli Plan…”, or "The Irrelevance…”Homework: MC pgs. 239-71Homework: MC pgs. 272-90Homework: MC pgs 291-311Homework: Prepare textual evidence for in class prompt
*** CLASS: DAY 16 *** Israeli/Palestinian Conflict  DISCUSSION: 2nd half of Martyrs’ Crossing *** CLASS: DAY 17 *** Israeli/Palestinian Conflict  IN CLASS Response – Who is/are the martyr/martyrs? *** CLASS: DAY 18 *** Israeli/Palestinian Conflict  TED Talk - Julia Bacha re: Budrus  DISCUSSION of Budrus *** CLASS: DAY 19 *** Israeli/Palestinian Conflict Rashid Khalidi, Brokers of Deceit  PowerPoint Overview  Interview clip *** CLASS: DAY 20 *** Israeli/Palestinian Conflict  Test: Viability of Peace and the Two-State Solution
Homework: Prepare textual evidence for in class promptHomework: The Middle East in Transition: Questions for U.S. Policy: pgs. 49-55Homework: Read articles about Budrus &/or finish film.Homework: Read “What Kind of Peace?,” "A Fool's Errand…,” & “Obama: Israel…”"Is Any Hope Left for Mideast Peace?"Homework: Essay: Ari Doron’s quest
*** CLASS: DAY 21 *** Intro: What is the Arab Spring?  PowerPoint lecture highlighting Lynch’s The Arab Uprising … *** CLASS: DAY 22 *** “Arab Spring” How does Egypt provide a model for both hope & frustration?  “Egypt” Great Decisions 2013 [free on hulu] *** CLASS: DAY 23 *** “Arab Spring” Egypt as Case Study CHOICES lesson: The Egyptian Revolution: An Interactive Timeline w/ graphic organizer  DISCUSSION: Consolidation of power by Morsi & the crackdown on the Brotherhood IN CLASS read “Calvinball in Egypt” *** CLASS: DAY 24 *** “Arab Spring” Egypt as Case Study  Voice of Democracy: Bassem Youssef the Jon Stewart of Egypt  Introduce PowerPoint Presentations  Meet in groups to clarify what’s known & brainstorm ?s for research *** CLASS: DAY 25 *** “Arab Spring” Egypt as Case Study  Read & Discuss: “Seeing What We Want to See in Qaddafi”  Intro: In the Country of Men”
Homework: Read: “Demystifying the Arab Spring”&/ or "The Arab Spring At One"Homework: Read The Middle East in Transition… Part II pgs. 39-41, 56-63 & “Egypt” Great Decisions 2013 Homework: Read assigned article for Day 24 discussion: “Street Rule” “The Battle …” “Egypt Rebels” "We Must …" Homework: Read "The Roots and Causes Of The 2011 Arab Uprisings" Homework: In the Country of Men pgs. 1-21; Read "Islamism Or Secularism: Should That Be The Question?"
*** CLASS: DAY 26 *** “Arab Spring” Why are the movements in these countries “revolutionary?”  LIBRARY Research & Note taking *** CLASS: DAY 27 *** “Arab Spring” Why are the movements in these countries “revolutionary?”  Research material at CHOICES: “The Arab Spring: One Year On” *** CLASS: DAY 28 *** “Arab Spring” In the Country of Men  DISCUSSION: In the Country of Men Start with Close reading exercise *** CLASS: DAY 29 *** “Arab Spring”  PRESENTATIONS [3/class; 10-15 minutes each] *** CLASS: DAY 30 *** “Arab Spring”  PRESENTATIONS [3/class; 10-15 minutes each]
Homework: ITCOM pgs.22-50; continue research & note taking using Current History December issues 2011 & 2012Homework: ITCOM pgs.51-82; “Has the Arab Spring Failed?;” work on presentationHomework: ITCOM pgs.83-109; work on presentationHomework: ITCOM pgs.110-132; Read “Middle East Realignment” Great Decisions 2012Homework: ITCOM pgs.133-165; Write précis on "Islamism Or Secularism…”
*** CLASS: DAY 31 *** “Arab Spring” In the Country of Men  DISCUSSION: In the Country of Men Start with Close reading exercise *** CLASS: DAY 32 *** “Arab Spring”  Arab Spring Test based on readings & presentations *** CLASS: DAY 33 *** “Arab Spring” Syria & In the Country of Men How did Arab Spring style protest become a civil war?  Watch Frontline: The Regime  Read & Discuss: "A Very Modern Conflict"  Discuss A Woman in the Crossfire… *** CLASS: DAY 34 *** “Arab Spring” Syria How did civil war become a proxy war? Why is this so dangerous?  Read/Discuss "Syria's Risky Arms Race"  Thomas Friedman - Syria and Iraq  Sunni v. Shi’ite - PBS Newhour Violence in Syria Aggravates Sectarian Tensions in Lebanon [8/28/2012] *** CLASS: DAY 35 *** “Arab Spring” Syria & In the Country of Men  DISCUSSION: In the Country of Men Start with Close reading exercise
Homework: ITCOM pgs.166-189; Read& answer ?s "The Mirage Of The Arab Spring" Homework: ITCOM pgs.190-213; Read excerpt from A Woman in the Crossfire: Diaries… Syrian Revolution by Samar Yazbek Homework: ITCOM pgs.214-233; Read & answer questions for "The Implosion"Homework: ITCOM pgs.234-46Homework: Review ITCOM for test
*** CLASS: DAY 36 *** “Arab Spring” Syria & In the Country of Men  Reading Response Test In the Country of Men *** CLASS: DAY 37 *** “Arab Spring” Syria & In the Country of Men  DEBATE: To intervene or Not to Intervene? Can diplomacy work? *** CLASS: DAY 38 *** US/Iranian Relations  Frame discussion with CHOICES “KWL” chart & listen to scholars on line *** CLASS: DAY 39 *** US/Iranian Relations  “Iran” Great Decisions 2013 [free on hulu]  Introduce OPTIONS discussion for Day 41 & Essay due Day 45 *** CLASS: DAY 40 *** US/Iranian Relations  DISCUSSION: Can trust be rebuilt with Iran that will lead to successful negotiations regarding their nuclear program?
Homework: Read "Why we need to intervene…" "Bosnia lends clue to Syria strategy" "Reckless Ardor" "American is Becoming …" [ “Las Vegas Rules …" “Hit him hard” Homework: Read The Middle East in Transition…: Part II pages 46-48Homework: “Iran” Great Decisions 2013Homework: Read articles on NYTs & Aljazeera sites – see hand-outHomework: Start OPTIONS discussion/essay research
*** CLASS: DAY 41 *** OPTIONS for US Foreign Policy in a Changing Middle East  OPTIONS DISCUSSION *** CLASS: DAY 42 *** OPTIONS for US Foreign Policy in a Changing Middle East  DEBRIEF OPTIONS DISCUSSION  TED Talk - Trita Parsi: Iran and Israel: Peace is possible *** CLASS: DAY 43 *** OPTIONS for US Foreign Policy in a Changing Middle East How does our alliance with Israel complicate the thawing of relations with Iran?  TED Talk - Ronny Edry: Israel and Iran: A love story?  Revision exercise for essay *** CLASS: DAY 44 *** OPTIONS for US Foreign Policy in a Changing Middle East  Marc Lynch, “After the Arab Spring” *** CLASS: DAY 45 *** OPTIONS for US Foreign Policy in a Changing Middle East OPTION ESSAY 5 DUE  Marc Lynch, “After the Arab Spring”
Homework: Researched OPTION 5 EssayHomework: Researched OPTION 5 EssayHomework: Researched OPTION 5 EssayHomework: Researched OPTION 5 EssayHomework: Unit Reflections

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