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A Crisis in Yemen: A Brief History

woman holding a sign about attacks in Yemen
Lesson Plan Author(s): 
Ian Ferguson
Topic: 
Crisis in Yemen
Teaching Area: 
World History
Standards: 
CWI 9, CWI 18, WG 14
Grade Level: 
11-12
Teaching Level: 
Secondary Childhood
Origins Item(s): 

This lesson covers the beginnings of the political movements in Yemen, the Houthi movement, the fall of the USSR and the Unification of Yemen, the Arab Spring, and the conflict with Saudi Arabia. After the lecture, the students will complete a brief Partner Writing about the content in the lecture. The lesson then moves into a Primary Source Analysis of four maps of Yemen. The students will work in groups to complete the analysis. The lesson then comes to an end with a discussion with the class and a brief exit ticket.

Instructional Materials:

  • Lecture
  • Partner Writing
  • Primary Source Analysis
  • Whole Class Discussion

Lesson Materials:

Key Words: 
Yemen Crisis, Houthi Movement, Unification of Yemen