To get the extra credit today, play the Middle East Geography Games found HERE.
We spent a little time today discussing similarities between the three monotheistic religions - Islam, Christianity, and Judaism. One of the similarities we mentioned is that they all originated in the Middle East.
Some of the students were unsure of what/where the Middle East is, so I talked about the term a little bit - and how it's Eurocentric - and therefore, one could argue - ethnocentric. (Basically, the term comes from the European point of view.)
Here's a nice picture:
To get the extra credit today, students have to play the game (play the "country" column - in the middle) 5 times, and show an adult that they've played it 5 times. Once they're done, have the adult sign a piece of scrap paper, along with the scores.