The Middle East in Transition: Peace and Conflict (middle school) session will explore how we think about the choice between violence and non-violence, both in terms of how we remember the history of these movements, and in the current context of transition in the Middle East. Students will explore their personal and moral response to violence, and how they view the difference between terrorism and self defense, or between inappropriate and appropriate violence. Students will explore the balance of violence and nonviolence involved in key historical transitions in order to better understand current resistance movements across the Middle East.
This is a two-part video conference taking place on October 24 and October 30, 2013. The curriculum and content of this event is directed at middle school students.