MEARO provides educators, students, and professionals access to a variety of materials about Americans who trace their ancestry to the Middle East. Arabic, Armenian, Iranian, Israeli and Turkish-speaking immigrants and other smaller numeric groups from the Middle East and North Africa have settled in the United States since the late nineteenth century. Together with their descendants, they comprise a diverse and important panethnic community deserving attention and study, especially by America's precollegiate schools and institutions of higher learning.
MEARO offers the following resources
Teaching modules designed to incorporate the Middle Eastern American experience into the coverage of U.S. History and Geography, Government, and English Language Arts in junior and senior high schools.
Video modules illustrate Middle Eastern Americans at work, talking about their identity, celebrating their heritage in public, and telling stories about their pioneering grandparents.
MEARO will expand its resources in the future by posting
American Community Survey data from the U.S. Census and on major Middle Eastern ethnic groups, select bibliography, sample syllabi and other teaching aids at the college level.
Directory of major collections of documents and sources available in libraries, museums, and archives, and through community organizations and the ethnic media.
MIDDLE EASTERN AMERICAN RESOURCES ONLINE
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