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Teacher workshop on the Middle East

  • 1.  Teacher workshop on the Middle East

    Posted 12 days ago

    The Institute for Middle East Studies (IMES) at the George Washington University is offering ten travel grants for K-14 teachers to attend our summer teacher workshop in Des Moines, Iowa.


    The two-day workshop will be held on Monday, August 13, 2018 (9AM to 5PM) and Tuesday, August 14, 2018 (9AM - 4PM).


    ABOUT THE WORKSHOP:

    K-14 teachers are invited to join us for a two-day workshop designed to help you integrate Middle East studies in your classroom. Sessions include:

    ➢ Studying the Middle East: Unpacking what we know, what we think we know, and what

    we don't know about the region

    ➢ Curriculum: Analyzing representations of the region

    ➢ Islam and the Five Pillars: Complicating the single textbook story

    ➢ Curriculum: Teaching Sunnism and Shi'ism

    ➢ Books for teaching the Middle East in K-12 classrooms

    ➢ Current affairs: Locating reliable sources and teaching tools to talk about the news


    ABOUT THE TRAVEL GRANT:

    All K-14 teachers are welcome to apply. However, preference will be given to teachers who do not have access to a National Resource Center (NRC) in Middle East Studies. Middle East NRCs include: NYU, Columbia, Yale, Duke, UNC Chapel Hill, George Washington University, Georgetown, Indiana, Princeton, U. of Arizona, UC-Berkeley, U. of Chicago, U. of Michigan, U. of Penn., UT-Austin, and U. of Washington (The list of NRCs can be accessed here: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/iegps/t6resourcecenters2015.pdf).


    The grant includes a round-trip flight to Des Moines (or mileage reimbursement if you choose to drive) and a private hotel room within walking distance of the workshop venue.  The workshop and all materials are included and a modest stipend will be offered after the workshop to cover other incidentals.


    ABOUT IMES:

    The Institute for Middle East Studies at the George Washington University provides K-12 teachers and community college faculty access to scholars, classroom resources, and workshops. Our goal is to increase literacy on this important region by providing interdisciplinary perspectives that help teachers and students move beyond the headlines. Our public outreach program is generously funded through a U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant.


    TO APPLY FOR THE TRAVEL GRANT, PLEASE USE THIS LINK:

    https://goo.gl/forms/6OkM44kqz4b5gqw23


    See the institute flyer here.



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    Catherine Mein
    Social Studies Teacher
    Ballard High School
    Madrid IA
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