The Middle East Studies Center invites teachers to spend the Statewide Inservice Day at a workshop focusing on the use of hip hop music and art to teach about social and political protest in the occupied Palestinian territories.
During the workshop, participants will:
- Learn about the history and current situation of the occupied Palestinian territories from Dr. Laura Robson, Assistant Professor of History (modern Middle East) at Portland State University
- Be introduced to the music of DAM, a Palestinian hip hop artist, and hear how teachers have used their music in the classroom
- Explore teaching strategies to use when teaching potentially sensitive topics
- Receive teaching and learning materials to support teaching about the occupied Palestinian territories
Optional credit through Portland State Graduate School of Education / Continuing Education ($55):
- Indicate interest on workshop registration form
Attend workshop on October 14
Attend Omar Zahr stand-up comedy show on October 29, or screening of Slingshot Hip Hop on November 4
Attend follow up class on November 13
Participants will be given an hour for lunch. Snacks will be served.
To register or for more information, click here
Registration is free. Please submit registration form by October 3, 2011
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.