Rethinking the Region: Political and Social Movements

Contributed By: Elisheva Cohen
Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Downloadable File
School Level: Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Teach-MENA
Author: Maria Hantzopoulos, Monisha Bajaj, Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher, Roozbeh Shirazi, Zeena Zakharia
Collection: Rethinking the Region
Condition of Use: Fair Use for Education

Political and social movements in the Middle East and North Africa are often¬†framed through a Eurocentric lens that highlights the effects of these movements on external affairs. The lessons in this unit aim to provide students with a historical context through which to understand political and social protest in the region that challenge frequent connection between protests in MENA and ‘Muslim rage.’ Furthermore, these lessons illustrate the roles that ordinary citizens have played in shaping political and social movements throughout the region. >

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