April 1, 2012

Workshop: Approaches to Teaching the Middle East

The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies and the National Resource Center on the Middle East Georgetown University present a one-week workshop for secondary school teachers and community college faculty, “Approaches to Teaching the Middle East” (June 25-29, 2012; 9 am to 4 pm daily). This program offers a multidisciplinary approach to teaching about the countries of southwestern Asia and northern Africa. Through their respective disciplines, scholars and experts will explore topics in the history, geography, politics, religions, economics, sociology, anthropology, literature, culture, and arts of the Middle East. There will be readings and hands-on activities, and plenty of opportunities to ask questions and engage in discussions. Each teacher participant will receive $100 worth of resources, background information, and teaching materials. A light breakfast and Middle Eastern lunch will be provided daily. Deadline for application is May 18, 2012. For further information, contact Zeina at seikalyz at georgetown dot edu or call 202-687-6176.

NCLRC Arabic K-12 Bulletin (nclrc@hermes.gwu.edu, 26 Mar 2012).

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