The Middle East: Questions for U.S. Policy draws students into the U.S. policy debate on one of the world’s most important regions. Students examine the role of oil in geopolitics, the issues between Israel and the Palestinians, the significance of the Iranian Revolution, and other historical issues that have shaped U.S. relations in the region.
Engaging Students in International Issues: The Choices Approach
Our workshops are interactive, so be ready to be engaged and inspired!
Participants will be completely immersed in two Choices units: The Middle East in Transition: Questions for U.S. Policy and Confronting Genocide: Never Again? as well as two Penn Museum exhibitions, Cultures in the Crossfire: Stories from Syria and Iraq, and Bearing Witness: 4 Days in West Kingston.Co-Sponsored by University of Pennsylvania’s Middle East Center, South Asia Center, and the Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
Workshop includes two curriculum units ($80 value), lunch, certificate of attendance, Six Act 48 credits, and all workshop materials. Partial scholarships are available for pre-service teachers and schools sending multiple participants.
History, geography, government, current issues, AP, IB, civics and other social studies educators are the main audience. Materials are appropriate for grades 7-12. Humanities teachers often use our materials and are encouraged to attend.