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Module 6: The Modern Mediterranean, 1945-Present

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Module 6: The Modern Mediterranean, 1945-Present

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This set of lessons on the modern Mediterranean addresses the complex history of the region in the 20th century through a variety of lenses, from the Second World War up to the Arab uprisings of 2011. The module contains resources and lesson plans addressing themes of environmental, social, cultural and political history. Using a variety of perspectives, students construct their understanding of the past and relate it to the present. First, the module aims to provide alternative views on established historical topics found in high school history courses. Focusing on the Mediterranean, students engage with World War II and the postwar European recovery, globalisation and urbanisation, the Cold War and the growing role of the United States in this region. Second, through carefully selected case studies, it highlights large scale processes and broad concepts impacting this period. Environmental change, anti-immigration movements, xenophobia, modernity, and the growth of communication and transportation technologies are major themes throughout the lessons and resources. Finally, the module’s design de-emphasizes an authoritative narrative in order to allow more active learning to happen. This is done primarily through the organising role of key questions, individualized objectives, and document based inquiries. Overall, module 6’s lessons utilizes the Mediterranean world as an entry point into global education, empowers teachers to bring complex topics into the classroom, and encourages active student engagement and curiosity.

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Introduction to Module 6 During the second half of the 20th Century the world experienced dramatic changes which fundamentally impacted the lives of billions. Technological advancements provided unforeseen opportunities but also altered warfare…

Topic Overview The relationship between humankind and its environment is a story of hundreds of thousands of years of innovation in sources of energy for growing and developing their societies. In the modern period, the size of the world’s…

The longest river on the planet, the Nile, flows through Africa into the Mediterranean. For thousands of years it has provided fresh water for agriculture and food for aquatic life. In 1970 the reconstruction of the Aswan High Dam was completed.…

Topic Overview Between 1945-1991, the term “Cold War” was used to describe the international world order. This system emphasized a binary model led by the United States of America on one side and the Soviet Union on the other. The binary…

Gamal Abdel Nasser’s role as a founding member of the Non-aligned movement in 1961 represented an alternative to the hegemony of US-USSR international world order. His ideology synthesized nationalism, anti-imperialism, and Pan-Arabism was not…

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