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The Arab Spring

Media coverage of pro-democracy protests across the Arab world – collectively known as the Arab Spring – has captured the world's attention. This project invites students to engage in a collaborative study of the Arab Spring. The project, modeled after the Flat Classroom® Project, will be conducted during the month of October, 2011. Utilizing the CHOICES Teaching with the News lesson, "Protests, Revolutions, and Democratic Change," students from five schools will work in collaborative teams to learn more about the protest movements in Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Syria, Yemen, and Bahrain. Students also will be asked to reflect on what they have learned and connect to their own experiences with democracy. If you would like to more information about the project, please contact Amy Sanders, social studies teacher, at arabspringproject@gmail.com.