5 Helpful Resources for Discussing the Israeli-Gaza Conflict in the Classroom

Teachers share that there is some level of uncertainty discussing sensitive topics, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is no doubt an intricate and divisive issue on the global stage. This subject can be difficult, but it is incredibly important to discuss in the classroom. An important part of learning and unlearning is confronting preconceived assumptions and biases. I want to share some helpful resources for discussing this topic in a meaningful and appropriate way.

1. Prep Work

If you are uncertain about your own background knowledge, take time to do some reading, learning, and unlearning before starting a discussion in class. TeachMideast has some helpful background information that you can read here:

Primer on the Arab-Israeli Conflict

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