Published Date

May 21, 2021

Resource Type

For Professional Development, Vetted Resource

AHA Topics

Teaching & Learning


Middle East

This resource was developed as part of the AHA’s Remote Teaching Resources initiative.

Rethinking the Region: New Approaches to the 9-12 US Curriculum on the Middle East and North Africa

Maria Hantzopoulos, Monisha Bajaj, Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher, Roozbeh Shirazi, Zeena Zakharia 

Rethinking the Region’s research and curriculum analyzes the common categories used to describe and teach the “Modern Middle East and North Africa (MENA)” in existing US World History textbooks. It offers robust alternatives for Grade 9-12 teachers by integrating new scholarship on the region. The curriculum can be adapted for college level instruction.