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What is the Middle East to you?

A collaborative project about global perceptions. A comparison of Grade 6 student perceptions before our Middle East unit & a word cloud made out of my Middle East blogs, followed by Jordanian and Qatari students' perceptions of America.

Michael-Ann Cerniglia

on 14 May 2012

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Transcript of What is the Middle East to you?


So, what
is it?

Student Word Cloud:
The Middle East IS...
Student Word Cloud:
The Middle East is NOT...
Mrs. Cerniglia's Word Cloud:
From her blogs and written reflections
about travel to Middle East
Who might add a different perspective?
Is a place one
thing or another?
Can stereotypes
be true?
Can stereotypes
be changed?
If a classroom in the Middle East made a word cloud about the United States, what would it look like?
Thanks to @missnoor28 and her Grade 9 students (Jordan)
Thanks to Leila (Grade 12 student) and her Grade 12 friends in Qatar
**Small sample-> size of words does not represent frequency**
Maybe like this....
Thank you again to @missnoor28 and her 9th grade students! Also to @intrepidteacher for your contacts and to Hassan in Qatar for his efforts. This was a true Twitter effort!
6th graders at our school in America want the world to see us in this way...
“Instead of being presented with stereotypes by age, sex, color, class, or religion, children must have the opportunity to learn that within each range, some people are loathsome and some are delightful.”
-Margaret Mead
And 9th graders in Jordan ask,
"When someone mentions Jordan, please keep in mind these few words..."
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