Image courtesy of the Middle East Outreach Council.

I started sending out emails and social media posts for the workshop a week ago today. Apparently, I did something right because now the registrations are rolling in! We will have participants joining us from as far away as Ankara, Turkey, and all across the U.S.

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 email, or on 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.

Please check out the full details on our calendar event page to register which also contains materials on Saudi Arabia for teaching about world governments, useful for 6th standards, and many state tests. There are only a few seats left so don’t delay! If you have any questions regarding the workshop, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with me.