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   PRECOLLEGIATE

This section of MEARO provides precollegiate teaching materials and educational resources about Middle Eastern Americans. Three instructional modules are featured to date. The first focuses on the early immigration of Arabs to the United States from the 1880s to 1930s and is geared to the middle school History-Social Science instructional program. It also showcases Armenian American and Iranian American literature. The second module, designated for Government coursework in high schools, deals with post-1965 immigration of Middle Easterners to America and post-9/11 discrimination experienced by Arab Americans. It includes a related lesson featuring poetry that personalizes the issues at hand. The third module, Voices from the Heartland: Young Yemeni Americans Speak, is targeted at the high school English-Language Arts curriculum. It includes a published resource guide titled From the Queen of Sheba to the Republic of Yemen.

Little Syria

This module incorporates primary sources to explore push-pull factors and Middle Eastern immigration to the U.S. (with a focus on the Arab American experience) from the 1880s to 1930s. The academic content and skills presented in this unit are central to understanding core themes and concepts, specifically industrialization, immigration, assimilation, entrepreneurship, and citizenship. It also introduces the educator and learner to the memoir as a genre of literature and source of literary analysis and criticism.

 

Moroccan Americans

This module incorporates primary sources to explore push-pull factors and Middle Eastern immigration to the U.S. from 1965 to the present. The academic content and skills presented in this unit are central to understanding core themes and concepts, specifically immigration, ethnicity, entrepreneurship, discrimination, and citizenship. It also introduces the educator and learner to poetry as a genre of literature and source of literary analysis and criticism.


 

Yemeni Youth

This module incorporates primary sources and a case study to explore the process of immigration and settlement of Yemenis in America’s agricultural heartland, with specific emphasis on second-generation Yemeni American youth. The academic content and skills presented in this unit are central to understanding core concepts, such as immigration, mobility, identity, and ethnic diversity. It also introduces the educator and learner to interviews and oral histories as sources and methods of analysis.

Voices From the Heartland: Young Yemeni Americans Speak

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The Last Harvest
The Last Harvest: The Yemenis of the San Joaquin


Voices from the Heartland
Voices From The heartland: Young Yemeni Americans Speak


Middle Eastern American Youth

MIDDLE EASTERN AMERICAN IDENTITIES: MEARO co-founders interviewed on PBS/WOSU