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What Teachers Need to Know: The Middle East

Our new podcast helps K-12 teachers bring the modern Middle East & North Africa to their classrooms, one topic at a time. Because there’s so much more to the region than conflict.
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Straight from the Source

Primary Source is offering a new collection of 30 close-reading exercises in social studies for grades 2-5.  Capture diverse, engaging voices from history as you teach informational sources selected for appropriate levels of text complexity. 
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Windows to the Islamic World: Art, Architecture and Music

4-week Online Course

Using online resources and readings, expert videos, and interactive discussion forums, you will collaborate to expand your thinking about the history and influence of Islamic art and explore ways to integrate the study of Islamic art into your curriculum.
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Teaching for Global Understanding in the 21st Century

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Educators are increasingly aware that the challenges of our changing world will require students to think and learn in new ways.  This course will address how to best prepare students by examining today’s critical global issues and the importance of emerging key skills.
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