Students examine oil and geopolitics, issues between the Palestinians and Israel, the Egyptian revolution, Syrian refugees, and other issues that have shaped U.S. relations in the region.
Teaching about Contested International Issues
Our workshops are completely interactive, so be ready to be engaged and inspired!
Participants will be immersed in the Choices Program’s units The Middle East: Questions for U.S. Policy and Nigeria: History, Identity, and Change. Both units are provided. Participants will discuss ways to adapt these units to specific classroom goals. QFI will present its teaching materials on the history and culture of the Arab World.
Participants will also hear from the Wyoming Geographic Alliance on local resources and opportunities and network with exemplary colleagues in social studies education from across the area.
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Co-sponsored by the Wyoming Geographic Alliance and the Qatar Foundation International (QFI)
Workshop includes the two Choices curriculum units, all QFI materials, lunches, and a certificate of completion.
Wyoming teachers will receive 0.5 Professional Teaching Standards Board (PTSB) PD credit for this workshop.
Thanks to the generosity of QFI, the Choices Program is able to offer this program at a reduced cost.
Travel scholarships are available for those coming from outside of the area and needing accommodations. Please email Craig Cangemi at Craig Cangemi for more information or to request a travel scholarship.
Pre-registration is required.
History, geography, current issues, 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.
“I attended a Choices workshop that was outstanding. I really appreciate it when you leave professional development and can immediately put the training to practical use. We did a Middle East role play, and it was one of the most engaging activities I have done at a training. I cannot imagine a teacher not being sold on Choices.”
– Erin, U.S. History and Global Issues Teacher