Mr. Christopher Patten

Lesson #4: Iraq

How have the events and leaders in Iraq's history shaped the nation and the people of Iraq?

Iraq History and Problems (Slides)

Iraq: Graphic Organizer

Sunni vs. Shitte (Reading)

Lesson #2: Leaders

Who are the key leaders in the Middle East that have created conflict or established peace?

Middle East Leaders (Slides)

Leaders Primary Sources 

Explore Geography


A fundamentalist is a believer in traditional religious beliefs.  Often fundamentalists oppose modern reforms in favor of returning to traditional beliefs.

Lesson #6: Syria
Does the crisis in Syria classify as genocide, and if so, is the world responsible to intervene?

Syria (Slides)

Syria Graphic Organizer (Docs)

Human Rights Violation (Docs)

Camp David Accords

On September 17, 1978 in Washington, DC. The Camp David Accords called for a formal peace treaty to be signed between Israel and Egypt.


The Palestine Liberation Organization was founded in 1964 with the purpose of the "liberation of Palestine" through armed struggle, with much of its violence aimed at Israeli civilians

Lesson #5: ISIS

What dangers are posed by ISIS to the Middle East and the global community?​
Dangers of ISIS (Slides)

Dangers of ISIS (Docs)

Frontline: The Rise of ISIS

Ayatollah Khomeini of Iran

Islamic state means a state based on justice and democracy and structured upon Islamic rules and laws.

Lesson #8: Review

Modern Day (Questions)

Lessons & Resources

Unit 10.8: Tensions Between Cultural Traditions and Modernization

Lesson #3: Iran

How did the conflict between the East and the West emerge?

Man Who Changed the World (Video)

The Iran Revolution (Slides)

Iran: Graphic Organizer (Docs)