Representations of the East Online Workshop

August 24th, 2016 at 8pm Eastern Time. Location: Online.

Image of a “Family Headed Home” Kabul, Afghanistan. by Thomas McClimans 2008 C.C. 2.0

Image: “Family Headed Home” Kabul, Afghanistan. by Thomas McClimans 2008 C.C. 2.0
 

We are hosting the "Representations of 'the East'" workshop on Aug 24th at 8pm ET (online), which will address concepts of 'cultural diffusion', imperialism, and prominent ideas about the Middle East and Islam based in imperial histories.  Middle School teachers will find this material useful, and especially 6th grade teachers.  Please share this page, or the event on Facebook! Thanks so much. 

The workshop features guest speaker, Dr. Özlem Sensoy,  Associate Professor of Education at Simon Fraser University, and affiliate of the Centre for the Comparative Study of Muslim Societies and Cultures at SFU.  She will cover several prominent stereotypes that have their roots in imperialism, and we will take the knowledge and create or revise popular curricular materials accordingly. 

Bonus! For signing up for the workshop - here is a 6th grade handout out on world governments focusing on Saudi Arabia.

Thank you for signing up! If you have any questions, please get in touch with Melinda McClimans