Libya

Country Studies

The Library of Congress Country Studies include extensive information about all Middle Eastern countries, including historical overviews as well as information about government structure, economics, and demographics.

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Libya Fact Sheet

A quick fact sheet providing clear information about Libya.

Libya Facts and Figures

Libya facts and figures from the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center

Libya in Perspective

This resource from the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center offers a country profile section containing basic facts about the target country, followed by selected themes organized under the major headings of Geography, History, Economy, Society and Security.

Libya Lesson Plans

These online lessons from the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center address topics including geography, history, economy, society, and security.

 

Libyan Cultural Orientation

Cultural Orientations from the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center offer an engaging introduction to a given cultural group. Linguists and non-linguists alike will benefit from these interactive materials and pertinent language exchanges that are coupled with an objective and practical look at daily life in different contexts. Topics include religion, traditions, family life and differences in the lifestyles of urban and rural populations.

Libyan Flag

Details about the Libyan flag.

Research Guide to the Arab Spring in Libya

Cornell University Library’s guide to researching the Arab Spring in Libya.

The Amazigh (Berber) Struggle: An Infographic (text)

An interactive infographic from AlJazeera detailing Amazigh cultural and political movements which have developed over time and demand everything from linguistic rights to full autonomy.

Eye on North Africa, from Your Middle East (text)

This column highlights analyses and comments on politics, culture, economy, trending topics and relations in and between Algeria, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia.

Jadaliyya: Libya (text)

A collection of articles about Libya posted on Jadaliyya

Libya Gaddafi’s Lost Land (images)

Slideshow of Libya during the reign of Gaddafi.

Libya News (text)

Current news about Iran from the New York Times.

Country of Men Assignment

Detailed assignment to accompany Hisham Matar’s novel Country of Men.

This resource was submitted by Betsey Coleman, English and Global Studies teacher at Colorado Academy

Research Guide to the Arab Spring in Libya

Cornell University Library’s guide to researching the Arab Spring in Libya.

Sailing the Great Sand Sea

In this unit, students will understand the ways in which North African traders were able to adapt to the harsh environment of the Sahara desert in order to extract natural resources and engage in trans-desert trade for economic gain. They will understand: (1) the factors that define a desert and the different types of deserts; (2) that the introduction of the camel to North Africa provided a solution that made trans-Saharan trade possible; and (3) the natural resources available in the desert and the advantages to be had from harnessing them.

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