Standard WA.3............................................................................................................................Standard WA.5

19th century postcard showing the mix of ethnic and religious types in the Middle East
19th century postcard showing the mix of ethnic and religious types in the Middle East

Locate and describe the various ethnic and religious groups of the Middle East.


Over 350 million people live in the Middle East. See political map from Wheeling Jesuit University.


Comparison of Middle Eastern People from PBS shows the ethnicity of Middle Eastern people and their religion.
map_icon.jpegClick here for an interactive map of the Middle East. Click on each country to learn more about it and its people.

external image mapMEethnic.jpg


Islam is the predominant religion in the Middle East. This MSNBC video is designed to provide background information to the conflict in Iraq, but it also provides basic information about the ethnic and religious groups of Iraq's neighboring countries.

external image religious_map416.gif

lessonplan.jpgClick here for "Are You Listening? Voices of the Middle East" from Harvard University. It is an anthology including stories and context from many Middle Eastern countries.

Great Website on Middle East

Pictures
Map of Middle East
Religious and Ethnic Groups