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A website for K-12 educators featuring innovative resource on the culture, geography, history and religions of the Middle East, including essays, classroom activities, downloadable multimedia content and interactive Google Earth tours.


This section contains video and audio materials, most of which have not appeared online before. While we have made an effort to keep the file sizes and running times small, some of the clips may take a long time to download, particularly from a dialup connection. Each clip comes with a text description, and many of the interviews have been transcribed. To view clips on our site, you will need the free QuickTime plugin

Collections of related audio and video materials are listed in tan. Items listed in grey are in the process of being digitized, and will be available soon.

QuickTime Audio and Video Clips

Video Chronology from "War and Peace in the Middle East"
Newsreel footage, in Arabic, of some of the major events in Arab history.

Interview with Azzedine Layachi
In this interview, Azzedine Layachi, Professor of Political Science at St. John’s University, discusses the recent history of the Arab World, including the ideology of Arab Nationalism and its decline, the rise of "Political Islam" Western representations of the Arab World and the status of democratization and liberalization movements in the region. Layachi, who has written extensively on the nations of the Maghreb, then discusses the recent history of Algeria, including the democratization process and the civil conflict.

Algeria's Bloody Years [Video Clip: 3.9 M]
This new documentary combines recent and archival interviews, newsreel footage and recently filmed footage from Algeria to trace the origins of the violence that has left as many as 200,000 dead since   more...

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