The University of Arizona Center for Middle Eastern Studies is one of only 19 National Resource Centers on the Middle East in the United States. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, the Center’s mission is to advance knowledge and understanding of the Middle East through education, scholarship, faculty and student support, and community outreach. The following is a list of our services.

Books for K-12 Classrooms:

Background Information for Educators (to use in preparation for classes or to distribute as handouts for high school or college students)


Lesson Plans


K-16 Accredited Teacher Workshops


Outreach Lending Resource Library  (Books, DVDs, Music CDs, Culture Kits for classroom use)


Speakers' Bureau (speakers for your classes)


Annual Lesson Plan Competition


Travel Abroad Summer Programs


Summer Seminars for Teachers and Students


Graduate Online Class for Teachers


AP World History - Resources


Film Guides


Countering Islamaphobia

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