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

Middle East Teaching Tools is supported by the Middle East Studies Center at Portland State University. The Center promotes a critical understanding of the region with programs that reflect its diversity and provide insight into the histories, cultures, languages, religions, politics and contemporary issues of the Middle East. The Center offers other free programs for educators, including day-long workshops, consulting services, lesson plan development, speaker referrals, and a monthly e-newsletter. The Middle East Studies Center also maintains a resource library with free borrowing privileges for the public.