Syria: Country Profile

Contributed By: Elisheva Cohen
Language of Presentation: English
Media Format: Webpage
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: Middle East Policy Council
Author: TeachMideast
Collection: MEPC Country Profiles
Condition of Use: Fair Use for Education

This comprehensive country profile introduces readers to Syria. It includes a basic overview of the demographics and geography of the country and a comprehensive history. The history begins in the third millennium BCE, touches on Syria during and after World War I, Syria after 1948, and then the legacy of the Arab Uprisings in Syria and the civil war. The profile covers the land dispute of the Golan Heights and the religious make-up of the country. It reviews the art of Syria, its famous sites, music, and sports. This is a useful resource for a teacher wanting to learn a bit more about Syria. It is also a great resource for high school or college age students–information is accessible and the layout is user friendly with pictures, graphs, and additional links. >

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