History of the Middle East
Focusing on one of the world's most important and volatile regions, this series provides the background and context students need to understand today's headlines. A wealth of maps, charts, time lines, and primary-source quotations enhance the text and expose students to the variety of ways information is presented in nonfiction text. Correlated to key themes in the social studies curriculum, including global connections, current issues, and conflict and cooperation, this collection is a rich source of information and ideal for student reports.
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