Beginning in December, 2010, a wave of demonstrations, protests, and revolutions spread throughout the Middle East and North Africa. Over two years later, the world is still trying to understand what led to this moment, why these events occurred, and how they will ultimately impact the region. By exploring these questions, this workshop will provide teachers with a context and framework for teaching about the Arab Uprisings.
The workshop will feature the following:
- Keynote address by University of California, Los Angeles Professor of History, James Gelvin and free copy of his book, The Arab Uprisings: What Everyone Needs to Know
- Curriculum from the Choices Program at Brown University
- Teaching resources based in the Oregon State Standards and Common Core State Standards
1-2 optional credits available through the Continuing Education Department in the Portland State University Graduate School of Education. 21 professional Development Units available.
This workshop is free. For more information and to register, please click here.
The Middle East Studies Center at Portland State University promotes understanding of the people, cultures, languages and religions of the Middle East. As a National Resource Center for Middle East Studies under the U.S. Department of Education’s Title VI program, the Center serves as a resource on issues pertaining to the Middle East through activities that reach students and scholars, as well as businesses, educators, and the media. The Middle East Studies Center supports academic conferences, workshops, cultural events, lectures, and a resource library.