Exploring Peace In the Middle East caters to an international audience. The Guestbook is an invaluable resource in tracking international usage.
Current events change in the Miiddle East by the hour. In order to take advantage of the comprehensive and up-to-date news system, we have added a News Search Engine. Using its search capabilities, you can find up-to-date information on any one of the preselected Middle Eastern countries, or type in a different country or search term. The news archive actually exists on the Washington Post server, is simply a friendlier, hassle-free way to search for the happenings in the Middle East.
The Fact Pages, being the main focus of this web site, provide a basis for several of the other sections. The game Envoy! draws from the fact pages and timeline for most of the questions. Message sections frequently end up with people getting in fights over erroneous claims and statistics. By providing a historical and factual basis in the facts page, discussions will hopefully be more accurate and more productive. The Timeline is an original and comprehensive guide to the sometimes confusing history of the peace process in the Middle East.
There is more to supporting peace in the Middle East than simply posting facts and news. The Messages Section provides a chance for individuals from around the world to discuss their thoughts on what peace in the Middle East means to them and what they think can be done.
The power of the web comes from its ability to provide links to other sites. In the Links Section, we have provided a list of sites with a brief description of each. There is also a list of Internet resources, so you can stock up on plug-ins or download the latest version of your favorite browser.
In constructing Exploring Peace in the Middle East, we used a lot of resources for cotent and web page design. In the References Section, we give credit where it is due.
The United Nations has resolved to form a Peace Envoy to send the Middle East. The students with the best knowledge of the Middle East will be selected. Play Envoy! to see if you have what it takes. Envoy! is more than just a trivia quiz. It challenges you to draw inferences based on your knowledge of the Middle East. You may have to visit some of the other web pages we have listed in the Links section.
Partners for Peace
Partners for Peace: A Classroom Resource is designed to use the Internet as a source for locating classrooms around the world to share perspectives on the peace process in the Middle East. Partners for Peace: A Classrom Resource can be used in a number of ways. Classes can use this resource to find "partner" schools and classes. Classes can select specific topics, issues and areas of interest to discuss over the internet, and locate like minded students. Classes can also use this resource to hold more formal activities such as debates, or essay writing. In addition, current events can be discussed as they happen and their impact on student lives explored. Partners for Peace: A Classroom Resource can help you to find your partner and share ideas, facts and feelings- its limits are your creativity.
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