The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies
and the National Resource Center on the Middle East
APPROACHES TO TEACHING THE MIDDLE EAST
An annual, one-week workshop for secondary school teachers and community college faculty*
June 24-28, 2013; 9 am to 4 pm daily
Intercultural Center, Georgetown University
Description and additional details
*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 a Middle Eastern lunch will be provided daily.
* Educators who have attended this workshop in the past are welcome to apply again, as speakers and topics change every year. Full-time teachers and first-time attendees have priority, but note that we have been able to accommodate most applicants in the past.
* Attendees must be present for all five days of the workshop.
* Deadline for application: May 10, 2013 (but early applications are welcome, especially if you have suggestions for workshop topics!).
How to apply
Please provide typed and complete answers to #1-6 (see below). Your answers can be brief but thoughtful. I would appreciate it if you would provide this information—including your contact information—even if you have attended the workshop before. You can mail, fax, or e-mail your responses (my contact information is below).
1. How will this workshop help you as an educator?
2. What courses do you teach currently, or plan to teach next academic year, that relate to the topic of this workshop? (Please include grade levels.)
3. Describe the institution where you teach and its student population. If you are a pre-service teacher, indicate when you will graduate, your field of specialization, and your employment plans (even if not completely firm at this time).
4. Briefly describe your teaching background (you may attach a resume instead).
5. What issues or areas of inquiry would you like to learn about in this workshop?
6. Please include your name, both home and school addresses, telephone, fax, and preferred e-mail address (your mailing address is important as we may be sending you materials to read before the workshop).
Note: Attendees must be present for all five days of the workshop.
Deadline for application:
May 10, 2013
Director of Educational Outreach
Arab Studies, 241 ICC
Washington, DC 20057-1020
*Although the workshop is geared for secondary school teachers and community college faculty, interested elementary school teachers and school/college administrators are also welcome to apply