Mr. Christopher Patten

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 


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

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.

Lesson #1: Arab-Israeli

What are the roots of the Arab-Israeli Conflict?

The Middle East (Slides)

Middle East Map (Docs)

Who's Olive Tree Is It? (Docs)

History of Jerusalem (Video)

Ayatollah Khomeini of Iran

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

Lessons & Resources

Unit #13: The Middle East

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)

Explore Geography


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

Lesson #7: Review

Modern Day (Questions)

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)