Title Welcome to My World:  Letter from Syria
Lesson Description  In many countries of the world today, a person's role and status is determined by culture and gender. Because American students live in an open society that stresses civil rights and equal opportunities for all its citizens, they may not realize that for people in some countries the situation is very different.
Author Barbara Martin
Grade Level 6-8
Duration 1-2 class periods

Arizona Geography Concepts Arizona Reading Strands Arizona Writing Strands  National Geography Standards National Language Arts Standards
1, 2, 4 2 1, 2, 3 6 9

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6 Traits Writing Rubric

Satellite Image of Middle East Region, Courtesy of NASA

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