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Teaching About Iran: The People, The Place
Friday, July 30, 2004 - 9:00am to Friday, July 30, 2004 - 3:30pm

A Workshop for Educators

Friday, July 30, 2004, 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Room 160, School of Business Administration (SW 6th and Harrison),
Portland State University
$18 general, $12 full-time students, includes delicious Iranian lunch.

Optional credit pending through PSU, Continuing Education/School of Education with the School of Extended Studies (requires follow-up meeting, date TBA). Scheduled to coincide with Iranian Festival, July 31, to be held on Park Blocks by Portland State University.

Confirmed speakers: Dr. Masoud Kheirabadi, Portland State University, will present and show slides on cultural, physical, and political geography, Dr. Kambiz GhaneaBassiri, Reed College, will talk about Islam in everyday life and society, Dr. Arezu Movahed will discuss women's issues, Bahar Jaberi, PSU, will present on Iranian literature, Goudarz Eghtedari will discuss political issues and show a film about Nobel Prize winner Shirin Ebadi, Ann Huntwork, will discuss her work providing BAM earthquake relief and with Afghan refugees in Iran, Linda Hendrickson, will demonstrate tablet weaving and discuss Middle East textiles, and Gabi Ross, Evergreen School District, will share teaching strategies for understanding and overcoming stereotypes about Iran and the Middle East.

Participants will receive a resource packet including lesson plans for various teaching levels. There will be time to ask expert speakers about current and historic issues, to examine curriculum materials on display, and to share ideas and teaching strategies with each other.

For more information, call the Middle East Studies Center (503)725-4074.