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Making and Remaking the Modern Middle East

FACE-TO-FACE COURSE

FOCAL SKILLS & DISPOSITIONS: Developing cross-cultural sensitivity; Developing empathy; Media literacy; Critical Thinking

DATES: July 20 - 24, 2020 
TIME: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Framingham State University

PDPs/CREDITS: 35 PDPs; option for 3 graduate credits ($480 fee applies)

FEE: Partnership educators—no cost (other than fee for 3 graduate credits); Non-partnership educators—$750 (plus fee for 3 graduate credits)

The modern history of the Middle East has been marked by cultural and political transformations. Internal dynamics and external influences have combined to engender competing ideological movements, influencing the recent historical experiences of this religiously, ethnically, and linguistically diverse region. From the end of empire to the rise of nationalism, from uprisings to revolutions, and evolutions in society and identity, the Middle East continues to be made and remade. This course explores the Middle East through the lenses of history, politics, and culture, focusing on the narratives and voices of those who have witnessed and participated in these trends.

Especially for educators of grades 6-12.

 

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