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CultureTalk - Arab World

CultureTalk - Arab World

CultureTalk - Arab World features a very extensive selection of filmed interviews ... (more)

CultureTalk - Arab World features a very extensive selection of filmed interviews with people from different countries in the Arabic speaking world. While some interviews are in English, the vast majority are in Arabic. Translations and usually transcripts are provided for all non-English video clips. Topics include family, food, education, religious and cultural customs, work, art, sport, travel, etc. The regions covered are the Levant, North Africa, Egypt, and Mauritania, with an Iraqi section on the way. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Reference
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Other
Collection:
Arabic Language Learning
Provider:
Five College Center for the Study of World Languages
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The Arab World: Society, Culture, and State

The Arab World: Society, Culture, and State

This book presents a comprehensive portrait of Arab society and culture without ... (more)

This book presents a comprehensive portrait of Arab society and culture without overlooking its complexity, specificity, and inner dynamics. The purpose is to provide a theoretical framework that contributes to a deeper understanding of Arabs and their place in the modern era and this text provides scholarly analysis and social criticism from an Arab perspective. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Readings
Collection:
Individual Authors
Provider:
Regents of the University of California
Author:
Halim Barakat
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Arab Culture Through Literature and Film: Introduction to the Arab World

Arab Culture Through Literature and Film: Introduction to the Arab World

The Arab world is a large and diverse region that spans from ... (more)

The Arab world is a large and diverse region that spans from Morocco in the west, through the Levant, and the Arabian Peninsula. It includes twenty-three countries and represents a wide range of customs, traditions, and cultures. This unit frames the region through the lens of cultural unity and diversity, a concept essential to this curriculum. The historical and cultural background provided in this unit serves as a foundation for students to identify and understand the nuances and complexities of the region. Additionally, students are introduced to the primary tool used for cultural analysis of the Arab world throughout the curriculum, the culture as an iceberg metaphor. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Readings
Unit of Study
Collection:
Middle East Studies Center
Provider:
Portland State University|Qatar Foundation International
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Foundations of World Culture I: World Civilizations and Texts, Fall 2011

Foundations of World Culture I: World Civilizations and Texts, Fall 2011

This course aims to introduce students to the rich diversity of human ... (more)

This course aims to introduce students to the rich diversity of human culture from antiquity to the early 17th century. In this course, we will explore human culture in its myriad expressions, focusing on the study of literary, religious and philosophical texts as ways of narrating, symbolizing, and commenting on all aspects of human social and material life. We will work comparatively, reading texts from various cultures: Mesopotamian, Greek, Judeo-Christian, Chinese, Indian, and Muslim. Throughout the semester, we will be asking questions like: How have different cultures imagined themselves? What are the rules that they draw up for human behavior? How do they represent the role of the individual in society? How do they imagine 'universal' concepts like love, family, duty? How have their writers and artists dealt with encounters with other cultures and other civilizations? (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Material Type:
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Readings
Syllabi
Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
Ghenwa Hayek
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Foundations of Western Culture: The Making of the Modern World , Spring 2010

Foundations of Western Culture: The Making of the Modern World , Spring 2010

This course comprises a broad survey of texts, literary and philosophical, which ... (more)

This course comprises a broad survey of texts, literary and philosophical, which trace the development of the modern world from the seventeenth to the early twentieth century. Intrinsic to this development is the growth of individualism in a world no longer understood to be at the center of the universe. The texts chosen for study exemplify the emergence of a new humanism, at once troubled and dynamic in comparison to the old. The leading theme of this course is thus the question of the difference between the ancient and the modern world. Students who have taken Foundations of Western Culture I will obviously have an advantage in dealing with this question. Classroom discussion approaches this question mainly through consideration of action and characters, voice and form. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Homework and Assignments
Readings
Syllabi
Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
Eiland, Howard
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Foundations of World Culture II: World Literatures and Texts, Spring 2012

Foundations of World Culture II: World Literatures and Texts, Spring 2012

This class continues our study of the foundational texts of human culture, ... (more)

This class continues our study of the foundational texts of human culture, focusing on early modernity until the recent past. In many ways, this includes several questions such as: Why did these works achieve the fame and influence they achieved? How do they present what it means to be a human being? How do they describe the role of a member of a family, community, tradition, social class, gender? How do they distinguish between proper and improper behavior? How do they characterize the members of other groups? However, in several ways, these texts are also iconoclastic, breaking with centuries of established tradition to shed light on previously unexplored subjects, such as the status of women in society or the legacy of the colonial expansion of European countries. They also question well-established social beliefs like religion, monarchical rule and human nature in general. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Material Type:
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Readings
Syllabi
Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
Ghenwa Hayek
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Visualizing Cultures

Visualizing Cultures

Visualizing Cultures was launched at MIT in 2002 to explore the potential ... (more)

Visualizing Cultures was launched at MIT in 2002 to explore the potential of the Web for developing innovative image-driven scholarship and learning. The VC mission is to use new technology and hitherto inaccessible visual materials to reconstruct the past as people of the time visualized the world (or imagined it to be). Topical units to date focus on Japan in the modern world and early-modern China. The thrust of these explorations extends beyond Asia per se, however, to address "culture" in much broader ways—cultures of modernization, war and peace, consumerism, images of "Self" and "Others," and so on. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Full Course
Lesson Plans
Readings
Collection:
MIT Visualizing Cultures
Provider:
M.I.T.
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Read Arabic! - Culture: Rap Music in the Arab World

Read Arabic! - Culture: Rap Music in the Arab World

This online lesson teaches students about rap music in Arab culture. Activities ... (more)

This online lesson teaches students about rap music in Arab culture. Activities and sound files are designed to gauge comprehension. A glossary of terms is included, as well as grammatical notes and learning strategies. Vocabulary activated for this lesson includes basic music vocabulary such as 'beats' and 'influence'. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Assessments
Homework and Assignments
Interactive
Readings
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Collection:
Arabic Language Learning
Provider:
National Foreign Language Center (NFLC) - University of Maryland
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World Cultures Grade 3

World Cultures Grade 3

Students will learn to identify elements of cultures in the seven different ... (more)

Students will learn to identify elements of cultures in the seven different continents. Assignment: You have just been hired to be a travel agent. Your first customer wants to take a trip around a continent. To be a good travel agent. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Collection:
Instructional Architect
Provider:
Instructional Architect
Author:
Mrs. Mitchell
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Human Rights and the United Nations (World Cultures)

Human Rights and the United Nations (World Cultures)

The essential question of this three-part unit is "How can humans resolve ... (more)

The essential question of this three-part unit is "How can humans resolve global and intra-national conflict short of resorting to violent war and conflict?" The final part is a mock session of the United Nations. The exposition is a oral presentation of a written policy proposal arguing a particular country's position on a current human rights issue and designed to avoid violent intra-national or global conflict. The two lessons before the Mock Session are designed to scaffold learning by teaching the purpose of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the procedures of the United Nations, the elements of an excellent oral presentation and the process of writing a good term paper, the written proposal. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Homework and Assignments
Lesson Plans
Unit of Study
Collection:
Urban Dreams - Core Literature
Provider:
Oakland Unified School District
Author:
P. Arabia
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Indian Ocean in World History

Indian Ocean in World History

The Indian Ocean Basin is becoming an important topic in middle and ... (more)

The Indian Ocean Basin is becoming an important topic in middle and high school world history and geography courses, but one for which there are few instructional resources. This web-based resource helps teachers incorporate the Indian Ocean into world history studies by illustrating a variety of interactions that took place in the Indian Ocean during each era. The material is assembled into an integrated and user-friendly teaching tool for students in upper elementary, middle and high school. It offers students the chance to investigate primary sources that illustrate historical interactions, helping them to become more adept at the analytical historical thinking skills that are required by virtually all state history standards today. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Assessments
Images and Illustrations
Interactive
Lesson Plans
Readings
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Collection:
Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center
Provider:
Middle East Institute
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Global Citizenship, Cultural Citizenship and World Religions in Religion Education

Global Citizenship, Cultural Citizenship and World Religions in Religion Education

An examination of the reasons for studying religion and religions, and the ... (more)

An examination of the reasons for studying religion and religions, and the necessity for educator, student, administrative, or parental involvement in the process of teaching and learning about religious diversity. In this paper, Chidester tests one possible answer to these questions - namely citizenship - and suggests that the study of religion, religions, and religious diversity, can usefully be brought into conversation with recent research on new formations of citizenship. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Textbooks
Collection:
University of Capetown
Provider:
University of Capetown
Author:
Chidester, David
Culture Talk: Society, Culture, and Health/Environment

Culture Talk: Society, Culture, and Health/Environment

CultureTalk - Arab World features native speakers from across the Arabic-speaking world ... (more)

CultureTalk - Arab World features native speakers from across the Arabic-speaking world giving filmed interviews, in Arabic and sometimes English, on selected topics. Text-based translations and transcriptions are often provided as downloadable documents for most Arabic videos. The videos engage a number of region/country-specific topics, including cultural traditions, religion, politics, and sports. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Audio Lectures
Readings
Reference
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Video Lectures
Collection:
Arabic Language Learning
Provider:
Five College Center for the Study of World Languages
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Culture Talk: Yemeni Arabic

Culture Talk: Yemeni Arabic

CultureTalk - Arab World features native speakers from across the Arabic-speaking world ... (more)

CultureTalk - Arab World features native speakers from across the Arabic-speaking world giving filmed interviews, in Arabic and sometimes English, on selected topics. Text-based translations and transcriptions are often provided as downloadable documents for most Arabic videos. The videos engage a number of region/country-specific topics, including cultural traditions, religion, politics, and sports. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Audio Lectures
Readings
Reference
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Video Lectures
Collection:
Arabic Language Learning
Provider:
Five College Center for the Study of World Languages
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Culture Talk: Entertainment and Art

Culture Talk: Entertainment and Art

CultureTalk - Arab World features native speakers from across the Arabic-speaking world ... (more)

CultureTalk - Arab World features native speakers from across the Arabic-speaking world giving filmed interviews, in Arabic and sometimes English, on selected topics. Text-based translations and transcriptions are often provided as downloadable documents for most Arabic videos. The videos engage a number of region/country-specific topics, including cultural traditions, religion, politics, and sports. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Audio Lectures
Readings
Reference
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Video Lectures
Collection:
Arabic Language Learning
Provider:
Five College Center for the Study of World Languages
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Culture Talk: Egypt

Culture Talk: Egypt

CultureTalk - Arab World features native speakers from across the Arabic-speaking world ... (more)

CultureTalk - Arab World features native speakers from across the Arabic-speaking world giving filmed interviews, in Arabic and sometimes English, on selected topics. Text-based translations and transcriptions are often provided as downloadable documents for most Arabic videos. The videos engage a number of region/country-specific topics, including cultural traditions, religion, politics, and sports. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Audio Lectures
Readings
Video Lectures
Collection:
Arabic Language Learning
Provider:
Five College Center for the Study of World Languages
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Culture Talk: Food

Culture Talk: Food

CultureTalk - Arab World features native speakers from across the Arabic-speaking world ... (more)

CultureTalk - Arab World features native speakers from across the Arabic-speaking world giving filmed interviews, in Arabic and sometimes English, on selected topics. Text-based translations and transcriptions are often provided as downloadable documents for most Arabic videos. The videos engage a number of region/country-specific topics, including cultural traditions, religion, politics, and sports. In this particular video section, a range of customs and issues specific to food are addressed. Videos are organized by country/region, and feature multiple interviews in both colloquial Arabic and English. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Audio Lectures
Readings
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Video Lectures
Collection:
Arabic Language Learning
Provider:
Five College Center for the Study of World Languages
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Culture Talk: Education and Schools

Culture Talk: Education and Schools

CultureTalk - Arab World features native speakers from across the Arabic-speaking world ... (more)

CultureTalk - Arab World features native speakers from across the Arabic-speaking world giving filmed interviews, in Arabic and sometimes English, on selected topics. Text-based translations and transcriptions are often provided as downloadable documents for most Arabic videos. The videos engage a number of region/country-specific topics, including cultural traditions, religion, politics, and sports. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Audio Lectures
Readings
Reference
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Video Lectures
Collection:
Arabic Language Learning
Provider:
Five College Center for the Study of World Languages
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Culture Talk: Jobs and Careers

Culture Talk: Jobs and Careers

CultureTalk - Arab World features native speakers from across the Arabic-speaking world ... (more)

CultureTalk - Arab World features native speakers from across the Arabic-speaking world giving filmed interviews, in Arabic and sometimes English, on selected topics. Text-based translations and transcriptions are often provided as downloadable documents for most Arabic videos. The videos engage a number of region/country-specific topics, including cultural traditions, religion, politics, and sports. In this particular video section, a range of customs and practices related to careers and jobs are addressed, The videos are organized by country/region, and feature multiple interviews in both colloquial Arabic and English. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Audio Lectures
Readings
Reference
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Video Lectures
Collection:
Arabic Language Learning
Provider:
Five College Center for the Study of World Languages
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Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Assessments
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Lecture Notes
Syllabi
Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
George Kocur
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