Read the World: Middle East

Read the World: Middle East
Written by Jamie C. Martin of Simple Homeschool

Ready to head to the Middle East? Let’s do it: books, videos, recipes and more await below!

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We’re reading our way around the world using my book, Give Your Child the World: Raising Globally Minded Kids One Book at a Time, as our travel guide.

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The Challenge

Read at least one book that takes place in the Middle East. Chapter 9 of Give Your Child the World has you covered when it comes to choosing an inspiring title!

Along with your books, here are some video clips to watch and learn from:

The Videos

Disclaimer: Please preview to determine which clips are best for your family.

Just click the picture to be taken to the clip!

Brave Warrior Dance, Turkey (3 min; ages 4+)

Brave Warrior Dance, Turkey (3 min; ages 4+)

Middle Eastern Flashmob, Kuwait (3 min; ages 4+)

Kuwaiti Flashmob–don’t miss the “angry” security guard, love! (3 min; ages 4+)

Ancient World: Pyramids (3 min; ages 7+)

Ancient World: Pyramids (3 min; ages 7+)

The Munchies Guide to Tehran (10 min; ages 7+)

The Munchies Guide to Tehran, Iran (10 min; ages 7+)

You Know Me (2 min; ages 10+ - some sensitive issues addressed)

You Know Me (2 min; ages 10+ – some sensitive issues addressed)

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The Recipes

In each post I’ll suggest a few recipes so you can take your global explorations into the kitchen!

Doesn’t this look like an incredible meal to put together?

Spiced & Grilled Chicken, Jordan

Spiced & Grilled Chicken, Jordan

Hummus with Mushrooms & Onion, Israel

Hummus with Mushrooms & Onion, Israel

Cumin Seed Potatoes, Qatar

Cumin Seed Potatoes, Qatar

Cucumber Salad, Iran

Cucumber Salad, Iran

Poached Apples, Cyprus

Poached Apples, Cyprus

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The Printables

Note: If you missed the global book log and other start-up printables for the club, you’ll find those in this post.

Click the image below to download the maps of the Middle East:

2 maps: 1 labelled, 1 blank

2 maps: 1 labelled, 1 blank

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Optional Extras

A few fun extras you may want to choose from:

Little Travelers Iran (FREE with Amazon Prime)

Little Travelers Iran–Love! (And FREE with Amazon Prime)

Another fun download from Putumayo!

Another fun download from Putumayo!

HABA has an entire line of global blocks!

HABA has an entire line of global blocks!

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Next Stop: Asia!

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Head back to Chapter 8 of Give Your Child the World to choose your books for Asia, our next destination!

What titles have you picked out about the Middle East? Feel free to tell us in the comments or with #GiveYourChildtheWorld on social media!

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About Jamie Martin

Jamie is a mama to three cute kids born on three different continents. She is the co-founder and editor of Simple Homeschool, where she writes about mindful parenting, intentional education, and the joy found in a pile of books. Jamie is also the author of a handful of titles, including her newest release, Give Your Child the World.

Comments

  1. thank you so much for doing this! we aren’t following along this summer, but this will make for a great base for world studies with my youngest, who is on fire about geography! and the book is lovely – just came this week!

  2. Jamie, seriously we only need your book to study World Geography this year!! I love it!! I’m drooling here only by looking at the pictures of the foods. After living in the Middle East for five years, it became our home, and we miss it a lot! Not that I’m complaining about living in Prince Edward Island today LOL, but I would go back in a heartbeat! Going through your book has taken me back to all the places we love and it has taken us to all the places we want to go one day!
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