As tensions continue to mount between Israel and Palestine and the threat of a war with Iraq looms on the horizon, it becomes increasingly important for American school children to learn about the culture that shapes life in that region of the world. In response, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting has funded the development of a new resource called Global Connections. This site, which focuses on the history of the Middle East, provides a wealth of resources to help students better understand the cultural differences that exist between Middle Eastern nations and the Western world. Students have an opportunity to


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