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Letting Maps Tell The Story

Using only maps, we look at the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict. We also look at relatively recent maps to try and understand daily life and implications of the conflict on the people in Israel/Palestine.

This presentation was prepared for the Texas Alliance for Geographic Education and the Texas Council for the Social Studies’s annual conference. The actual presentation was made on October 3rd, 2020.


Brief History of Arab-Israeli conflict using historical thinking skills and a variety of sources.

Using a variety of sources in this video, we look at the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict. Based on some sources we develop one narrative. Then using historical thinking skills, including deep reading, descriptive language analysis, and contextualization, we identify what we might be missing in the first narrative. Based on additional sources we then develop a second narrative and compare them. This exercise highlights the importance of sources, which ones are included and left out. It also provides a fuller understanding of the Arab-Israeli conflict.

This presentation was prepared for the Texas Alliance for Geographic Education and the Texas Council for the Social Studies’s annual conference. The actual presentation was made on October 3rd, 2020.