Introductory Workshop

Teaching about the Middle East Region

8:30 am — 3:00 pm
Brown University
Providence, RI

Teaching about the Middle East, but need more resources and information?

Hoping to learn more about the Syrian Civil War, so that you can answer students’ questions?

Looking for strategies and materials for teaching about Arab cultures and history?

Join the Choices Program and Qatar Foundation International for two days of content presentations, hands-on activities and resource reviews.

Our workshops are completely interactive, so be ready to be engaged and inspired!

Participants will be immersed in the forthcoming Choices unit The Syrian Civil War and will examine parts of The Middle East: Questions for U.S. Policy unit. Both units are provided. QFI will present its materials for teaching about Arab World history and culture. Participants will discuss ways to adapt all of these materials to meet specific classroom goals.

Co-Sponsored by the Qatar Foundation International (QFI)
Register $20Per Person

Workshop includes the two Choices curriculum units and additional teaching materials, all curricular materials from QFI, lunches, and a certificate of completion.

Thanks to the generosity of QFI, the Choices Program is able to offer this program at a reduced cost.


Materials are appropriate for grades 7-12 History and Social Studies educators. Humanities teachers often use our materials and are encouraged to attend.


Mimi Stephens

Choices Professional Development Director
Mimi is Professional Development Director for the Choices Program and a Research Associate at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs. Prior to joining the Choices Program in 2011, Mimi worked at Clark University where she served as the Director of the Teacher Center for Global Studies supporting K12 social studies teachers throughout Massachusetts for more than 20 years. Mimi holds a Masters in International Development and Social Change from Clark University.
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