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Recommended Online Materials

In addition to materials we produce, we recommend the following resources - which are available online to anyone - for students, teachers and researchers studying and teaching subjects related to our world area. Please also check out the web research tools we recommend for scholars.  If you have any questions, or would like to recommend one for us to add, please let us know - mesc@osu.edu


Instructional Resources:

Keys to Understanding the Middle East

Teach Mideast for Educators

Teach MENA on Rethinking the Region

Portland State University Middle East Studies Center

Middle East Outreach Council Resources Page


Classroom materials and books:

Middle East Outreach Council Book Awards

Protest Music Recordings, Articles, and Related Materials

ArabiKey Online Arabic Keyboard


Research Resources:

Origins. A web publication providing analysis of current issues according to historical context and a the broader perspective that relevant historical information provides.

Fifteen Minute History. 15minutehistory.org

Primary Source. Primary Source promotes history and humanities education by connecting educators to people and cultures throughout the world. By introducing global content, Primary Source shapes the way teachers and students learn, so that their knowledge is deeper and their thinking is flexible and open to inquiry.

Photographs by Scholars.  The Middle East Outreach Council (MEOC) provides a gallery of open-source images, taken by scholars of Middle East studies, and other resources for teaching. 

Online News Papers. Papers from around the world.
Asian & Middle Eastern Newspapers
African Newspapers

Library of Congress Collections. 
Global Gateway: World Culture & Resources website.