Summer Institute

During this three day workshop, teachers learned various strategies and gained multiple resources to enhance their use of film in the classroom. Participants attended sessions that addressed issues pertaining to the film of Middle East and Asia. For a full schedule, click here.

Inside the First World War: Redrawing the Middle East

This edition of the Telegraph’s 12-part series on WWI features a collection of articles about the Middle East during WWI.

Past in Motion

This powerpoint, presented at the workshop by Dr. Richard Paxton, reviews pedagogical methods for teaching with film.

The Wonderful World of Albert Kahn

This book and BBC documentary series holds color photographs from around the world between 1908-1930. Albert Kahn’s photographers captured the Middle East in a time of dramatic change.

Birth of Nations-Middle East, part 1-5 on youtube

 

Ancient Persian Civilization

Global Education Through Film: Identity Building in Israel (audio)

Sylvia Frankel, an adjunct member of the faculty of the Religious Studies Department at Lewis and Clark College, speaks at a workshop for educators focused on the use of film to teach about international topics in the K-12 classroom.

Global Education Through Film: Identity Building in Israel

Global Education Through Film: Teaching History Through Film (audio)

Richard Paxton, Professor of Education at Pacific University Oregon, speaks at a workshop for educators that focused on the use of film to teach about international topics in the K-12 classroom.

Global Education Through Film: Teaching History Through Film

The Past in Motion: Teaching History with Movies

 

Under Siege: A Syrian Diary (blog)

Rafeeq (not his real name) is a resident of Homs, a city in central Syria caught in the middle of vicious fighting between pro- and anti-government forces.

In this blog hosted on AlJazeera, Rafeeq shares his diary, providing rare insights into life under siege and daily shelling. His real identity has been concealed for reasons of his saftey. Al Jazeera cannot independently verify the accounts given by him.

psu logo edited Arabs in Hollywood

This lesson uses Jack Shaheen’s documentary, Reel Bad Arab, to explore the how Arabs have been portrayed in American cinema.

psu logo edited Children of Heaven Lesson Plan 

By viewing the Iranian film Children of Heaven, students compare the lives of American and Iranian children.

Film Education

Film Education provides free teaching resources, teacher training and cinema based events which support the use of film within the curriculum.

Film Story

Film Story is a comprehensive database of historical films categorized by era, region, subject, and film type. Film listings include basic film information, a short description, and themes.

International Cinema Education

ICE uses the power of film, along with partnerships with the Simon
Wiesenthal New York Tolerance Center and Morgan Stanley, to help high school students become global citizens.

List of North African Films

psu logo edited Once Upon a Time Beirut (Lebanon, 1995)

This lesson uses the film Once Upon a Time Beirut to explore the Lebanese civil war.

Teach with Movies

Teach with Movies develops Learning Guides for over 350 films as well as lesson plans and articles on using movies for educational purposes.

World Affairs in Foreign Films

A database of international films dealing with global current events.