Showing posts with label middle east. Show all posts
Showing posts with label middle east. Show all posts

Monday, August 29, 2011

Unrest in the Arab World - Map and Timeline

Unrest in the Arab World is an interactive map and timeline from CNN. The timeline begins in December of 2010 and continues through August 2011. Along the timeline are links to various images and stories related to events in the Middle East and North Africa. Clicking on the map will open up summaries of events in each country. The map is color coded according to the level of violence in each country. The four levels are civil war, sustained violence, protests, and post-revolution. An explanation of each level is linked to the map.

Applications for Education
This fall I am again teaching a current global studies course and I plan to include this map on my course blog. Unrest in the Arab World should be a useful source of background information for my students.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Middle East Protests - Country by Country

Middle East Protests Country by Country is a clickable map of the middle east produced by the BBC. Click on any of countries on the map to get a quick overview of some basic information about that country. Below the map you will find a longer overview of the current state of affairs in each country and the "unrest index" as calculated by The Economist for each country.
Applications for Education
Middle East Protests Country by Country could be a handy resource for students, like mine, who are studying current events in the Middle East. In fact, I'm going to put a link to it on the blog for my Global Studies course.