suez crisis

Part One

In this SAS Curriculum Pathways Interactivity, you will view four short videos and read and analyze six short primary-source documents to collect information which will allow you to take a position and respond to the focus question: Does Nasser have the right to nationalize the Suez Canal?


To begin, follow this link to Interactivity 938. If prompted, enter “melody9off” in the Student User Name then click “log in” to begin. (quick launch #938).


As you proceed through the material, you will be instructed to complete a document analysis by identifying passages that support a position. Please be thorough in selecting your passages and in writing your brief analyses of the passages. Always write in complete sentences. When you reach the end, save your document to submit here.



  • Activate and build background knowledge about the building of the Suez Canal, European involvement in the Middle East, the creation of Israel in 1948, post-World War II Arab nationalism, and the rise of Abdul Nasser in Egypt
  • Analyze the relevant primary-source documents and identify arguments with varying points of view
  • Evaluate the arguments for and against Nasser’s right to nationalize the Suez Canal in 1956