The Middle East is one of the most misunderstood and misrepresented regions in the West. As educators, we have the opportunity to combat the narrative Western media perpetuates about the region and its peoples; yet, since most of us weren’t exposed to Middle Eastern curricula in our own educational backgrounds, we often don’t know what to teach or where it would fit. When Middle Eastern curricula are taught at our schools, these lessons are mostly confined to history class and taught through the lens of conflict. In order to provide a more accurate and nuanced understanding of this complex and diverse region, it is imperative we include Middle Eastern curricula across disciplines (such as science, math and literature) and grade levels.
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