We are starting a Middle East unit this week. Does anyone have any good ideas? Short read alouds, art projects, etc. would be good! I want to teach a little bit about Israel, Iran, Iraq and Afganistan... these are second and third graders so I don't want to get too political, but I do want them to have some basic understanding of the geography, climate, and cultures of each of these places. We only do social studies twice a week. We will do two lessons on each country's culture, and will label maps and color flags. I just need some more ideas.Thanks!