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Reaching an Alternate Perspective

“Malika VI: Sayyida al-Hurra" is one of six stories published in AramcoWorld that tell about Muslim women who became leaders of their people. Read the article. The activities in this classroom guide focus on three key topics the article addresses. By the time you finish, you should be able to achieve the following:

• Explain how Sayyida al-Hurra came to power.
•Analyze how global events affect the lives of individuals.
•Explain why different people see the same events differently.
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Describing Relationships Between Otherness and Interconnectedness

In "Rousseau's Turban," historian Ian Coller explores the life of philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau, finding in it the roots of some of the Enlightenment thinker's ideas. By the time you finish these activities, you will be able to accomplish the following:

•Define the concept of "Other" and identify examples of its application.
•Define interconnectedness and find examples of it in Rousseau's life and work.
•Identify and evaluate evidence that supports a point of view.
•Apply what you have learned about "Otherness" and interconnectedness to your own life.
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Character Analysis: What Makes a Leader?

“Malika V: Nur Jahan" describes the life of a leader from the 1500s and 1600s. These activities help explore what it was that made her a good leader. By the time you finish them, you should be able to:
•Create a graphic organizer with information about Nur Jahan.
•Infer from someone's actions what character traits are possessed.
•Decide which actions and character traits were most important to Nur Jahan's role as a leader with justified evaluations.
•Answer the question: "What made Nur Jahan worthy to be a queen?
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Deciphering Meaning from Visual Context

“Historic buildings can speak in many ways, if we wish to listen,” write Agnieszka Dobrowolska and Jaroslaw Dobrowolski. In "The Sultan's Fountain," they examine one historic building to see what it says. By the time you finish these activities, based on the article, you will be able to do the following:

•Explain what a sabil-kuttab is.
•Place the sabil-kuttab of Sultan Mustafa III in historical context.
•Piece together and write the story that the sabil-kuttab tells.
•"Listen" to another building and tell its story.
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Analyzing and Creating Art

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Film History and National Identity

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Narrating a Biography

Yarrow Mamout's story is not well-known, but its uncovering and telling provide an opportunity to explore how historians decide what topics to explore, what kinds of sources to look at and how to make inferences based on what is known. 
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Geopolitics of a Textile

Each lesson is based on one article: Here, we draw from "Our Story of Dhaka Muslin." The lessons include an introduction, a statement of goals—what students should be able to do by the time they finish—and step-by-step instructions for the activities. Each lesson also includes the Common Core standards that the lesson meets. We hope this format makes it easier than ever to use AramcoWorld for learning. Let us know! Send me your comments at [email protected]

—Julie Weiss

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Heroes

The lessons that follow include an introduction, a statement of goals—what students should be able to do by the time they finish—and step-by-step instructions for the activities. Each also includes a link to Common Core standards that the lesson meets. We hope this format will make it easier than ever to use AramcoWorld for your educational goals. Let me know! Send me your comments at [email protected].

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Making a Museum Exhibition

The lessons that follow include an introduction, a statement of goals—what students should be able to do by the time they finish—and step-by-step instructions for the activities. Each also includes a link to Common Core standards that the lesson meets. We hope this format will make it easier than ever to use AramcoWorld for your educational goals. Let me know! Send me your comments at [email protected].

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In 15 minutes: Strong Verbs

The lessons that follow include an introduction, a statement of goals—what students should be able to do by the time they finish—and step-by-step instructions for the activities. Each also includes a link to Common Core standards that the lesson meets. We hope this format will make it easier than ever to use AramcoWorld for your educational goals. Let me know! Send me your comments at [email protected].

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November/December 2015

As the Classroom Guide moves digital, we have adopted the format introduced in March/April 2015: Each lesson is based on one article. The lessons include an introduction, a statement of goals—what students should be able to do by the time they finish—and step-by-step instructions for the activities. Each lesson also includes a link to Common Core standards that the lesson meets. We hope this format will make it easier than ever to use AramcoWorld in your classroom. Let us know! Send me your comments
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