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.

Specific countries can’t be bookmarked, so follow the link above and select the country of interest.

Rapping the Revolution

This article talks about the impact of rap on the Arab spring.  It ends with an interview with Tunisian Rap star Hamada Ben Amor, also known as El General (see also: Rap Songs of the Arab Spring)

Arab Spring Research Guide: Tunisia 

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

Spreading Revolution

David D. Kirkpatrick discusses the six turning points that led to revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt.

TeachMideast: Tunisia

Basic background info on Tunisia.

Tunisia Fact Sheet

A quick fact sheet providing clear information about Tunisia.

Tunisia Facts and Figures

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

Tunisia 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.

Tunisia Travel Guides

Resources for those interested in traveling to Tunisia.

Tunisia: Fundamentalists Disrupting College Campuses

Article on  rise of fundamentalism in Tunisia and the fundamentalists’ roles in Tunisian education.

Tunisian 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.

Tunisian Flag

Details about the Tunisian flag.

Tunisian Popular Uprising Puts Arab World on Edge

Info on the nascent stages of the Arab Spring in Tunisia.

U.S. Relations With Tunisia

History of U.S. relations with Tunisia.

Disarming Militias: One Young Tunisian’s Mission (audio)

Joseph Braude shares the story of a young activist who has started a project to improve gun control and reduce violence in Tunisia. Presented by America Abroad.

Footpedia Tunisia Photos (images)

Photo library of Tunisia.

Jadaliyya: Tunisia (text)

A collection of articles about Tunisia posted on Jadaliyya

Jewish life in Tunisia under Ennahda (audio)

As one of the earliest Jewish settlements in the world, Tunisia was home to over 100,000 Jews in the mid-20th century. Today that number is less than 2,000. In this podcast, America Abroad reports from Tunisia on life for those who remain, and their hopes and concerns under the new Islamist regime.

Tunisia News (text)

Current news about Tunisia from the New York Times.

Tunisia through Food (video)

In this video the British-Israeli food writer and restaurant owner, Yotam Ottolenghi travels to Tunisia to explore the country’s well-known chilli sauce harissa, and much more…

Tunisia.com (text)

Tunisia’s primary English language newspaper.

Tunisian News Agency (text)

Tunisian English language newspaper.

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.

Lesson Plan: Revolution in Tunisia

Lesson plan for teaching the about the Tunisian role in the Arab Spring.

Arab Spring Research Guide: Tunisia 

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

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.

Content developed by the University of Texas at Austin

Social Media and Non-Violent Protest 

This lesson reviews the impact of social media on the 2011 revolution in Egypt and Tunisia.

Materials produced by Greg Timmons for PBS News Hour Extra.

Using “Tunisian Popular Uprising Puts Arab World on Edge” in the Classroom

How to use the Tunisian Popular Uprising Puts Arab World on Edge article as a teaching resource.