Here are some great online resources for teaching the Middle East that I put together on a Weebly site.
I am teaching a current events course next spring and want to include a unit on the Middle East to help students better understand contemporary issues in the region.
One of the best resources I found comes from the British Council and the Social Science Research Council.
Its curriculum includes 5 units to help World History high school educators teach about the Middle East and North Africa in their classrooms.
Curricular themes include Women & Gender, Plural Identities, Empire & Nation, Political & Social Movements, and Arts & Technology.
These units include terrific primary and secondary sources and good lessons for students to evaluate and analyze them.
Another site helps students learn Middle Eastern geography with a number of interactive games.
And Teach Mideast has country profiles with information on geography, history and government, and culture. You can see an overview of each country in graphic form like the one below for Algeria.