Teaching Arab Culture through Literature & Film
Friday, October 11, 2013 - 8:30am to Friday, October 11, 2013 - 3:30pm
Teaching Arab Culture through Literature & Film

During this workshop, participants will be introduced to Arab Culture through Literature and Film, a five-unit high school curriculum to increase knowledge about Arab culture. Through this curriculum, students study life and culture in the Arab world, spanning from Morocco in the west to the Gulf countries in the east, by engaging with primary sources including films, short stories, and poems.  Giving voice to the Arab people and putting human faces on the Arab world will increase understanding and tolerance in the American classroom.

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Optional credit available through Portland State University Continuing Education Department in the Graduate School of Education.

Presented with funding from the Qatar Foundation International

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