Detail map of ancient Mesopotamia

Teaching the Middle East

Scholars from the University of Chicago developed, and master teachers tested, this resource to provide an overview of Middle Eastern cultures and their contributions to the world.

detail of Nate and his father from game

Mission US: For Crown or Colony?

Let your students fill the shoes of 14-year-old printer's apprentice Nat Wheeler as tensions mount before the Boston Massacre in Mission US, "For Crown or Colony?," an NEH-funded multimedia project featuring a free, interactive educational game set in 1770s Boston, with lesson plans, and more.

  • Launchpad: Bon Voyage! A Trip to Asia (6–12)

    Created October 19, 2010
  • The Road to Santa Fe: Interactive Map

    Created October 19, 2010
  • Asian-Pacific: Voyage of Manjiro

    Created October 19, 2010
  • In My Other Life

    Created September 27, 2010
    In My Other Life: African Ceremonial Mask

    Find out what it might feel like to grow up in an Asian, African, or Latin American country.

  • Images at War

    Created September 26, 2010
    Images at War: Gettysburg Dead

    Explore American attitudes toward conflict through Civil War photographs and World War II poster art.

  • Holocaust and Resistance

    Created September 26, 2010
    Holocaust: Concentration Camp Inmate

    In this lesson, students reflect on the Holocaust from the point of view of those who actively resisted Nazi persecution. Weigh the choices faced by those for whom resistance seemed both futile and the essence of survival.