Teaching Arab Culture through Literature & Film
Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 9:00am
Teaching Arab Culture through Literature & Film

Saturday, Feburary 22, 9 a.m.
Smith Memorial Student Union, room 294
Portland State University

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.

This workshop is free.  For more information and to register, click here.

All participants will receive seven Professional Development Units for participation in this workshop. No credit available.

Presented with funding from the Qatar Foundation International

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. | | 503-725-4074