Lesson 6.4: The Mediterranean in the Era of Nasser 1952 -1970
• Engage with different types of historical sources.
• Organise complex historical information in a coherent form.
• Make comparisons and connections.
• Interpret and evaluate evidence.
• Compare alternative models for periodization.
• Differentiate between historical facts and historical interpretations.
• Formulate historical questions.
• Use historical information and knowledge to read and understand sources.
• Contextualize information.
• Investigate the impact of a so-called “third world” nation on international relations during the Cold War period.
• Compare and contrast Nasser’s era during the Cold War with other post-colonial nationalist movements.
• Analyze Egypt’s foreign policy under Nasser.
• Examine key events that shaped Nasser’s role in the Mediterranean and beyond.
• Student Handout 6.4.1 – Gamal Nasser Biography
• Student Handout 6.4.2 - Background Reading: Non-Aligned Movement at http://www.mea.gov.in/in-focus-article.htm?20349/History+and+Evolution+of+NonAligned+Movement
• Student Handout 6.4.3A for Activity A: The Non-Aligned Movement and Relations with European Empires - A Mediterranean Alternative to the Cold War Binary
• Student Handout 6.4.3B for Activity B: Mediterranean Reach- Nasser at the United Nations
Lesson Plan Text
1. Assign both background readings from Student Handouts 6.4.1 and 6.4.2 (Nasser and The Non-Aligned Movement).
2. Activator: Use the K-W-L strategy for both readings. The K-W-L strategy stands for what I Know, what I Want to learn, and what I did Learn (referenced from https://www.msu.edu/course/cep/886/Reading%20Comprehension/7Learn_Serv_Proj_KWL.html)
Step: 1. Initiate discussion with the students about what they already know about the topics of the readings
Step 2. Start by using a brainstorm procedure. Ask the students to provide information about where and how they learned the information.
Step 3. Help them organize the brainstormed ideas into general categories.
B. "Want to Learn"
Step 1. Discuss with the students what they want to learn from the background readings.
Step 2. Ask them to write down the specific questions in which they are more interested.
C. "What I Learned"
Step 1. Ask the students to write down what they learned from the background readings.
Step 2. Ask them to check the questions they had generated in the "Want to Learn"
Step. 3. text using all three columns.
3. Use Student Handout 6.3.1 Activity A: The Non-Aligned Movement and Relations with European Empires - A Mediterranean Alternative to the Cold War Binary
4. Use Student Handout 6.3.1 Activity B: Mediterranean Reach- Nasser at the United Nations
Adaptation: Select only one handout to do. Differentiate the readings or read the background texts together in class. Allow students options to demonstrate their learning.
Assessment: See Handouts for Activities A & B for writing or discussion prompts.