What are the different ways in which the Newton Public Schools teaches about this topic?
Most of our teaching happens in traditional classroom settings. Source material typically comes in a range of forms including books, magazine and newspaper articles, film clips and videos, talks by organizational leaders, presentations by subject-material scholars, and dance, music, and other art forms. In addition to traditional classroom instruction, students often want to learn more about the topic and apply/share their knowledge to the school community. Students have initiated and organized outside speakers to come to explore the rich culture and complex issues that exist in the Middle East. While we have specific policies regarding student initiated forums on controversial topics, we encourage our students to engage academically and extracurricularly in this and other topics in appropriate ways.