The Center provides resources for K-14 Educators through the outreach program coordinated by the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies. Since January, 2011, we have connected with more than 4,000 educators and community members through workshops, conferences, curriculum consultation, classroom visits, and public events.
|ReOrienting the Veil||The Consortium’s ReOrienting the Veil conference in February gathered presenters for discussion of one of the most visible symbols of Islam, the veil or hijab. Video of the presentations will be available soon. The ReOrienting the Veil web site offers educators and the public resources for learning and teaching about the veil and its many meanings.|
|Teaching the Modern Middle East||In Teaching the Modern Middle East, UNC Professor Sarah Shields reports on her teaching of a large (200+) lecture class. Over the course of months, she shares her collaboration with students in a truly interactive exploration of Middle East history, and reflects on changing teaching practices in a digital age.|
|Daily Life in Cairo Culture Kit||The Daily Life in Cairo Culture Kit was collected in Egypt’s capital by UNC Middle East librarian Mohamed Abou El Seoud. It offers toys, games, books, DVDs, clothes, and school supplies Cairene children use in their daily lives. Borrowing the kit is free for North Carolina teachers, and the Consortium will pay for shipping both ways. For more information, contact Outreach Director Regina Higgins email@example.com|
|Cedars in the Pines: The Lebanese in North Carolina||The Consortium is proud to have sponsored a screening of Cedars in the Pines, a documentary on the Lebanese in North Carolina produced by Professor Akram Khater of NC State University. The Khayrallah Program for Lebanese-American Studies offers more information about the production and the continuing project on the Lebanese in North Carolina. Teachers can find lesson plans to accompany the film here.|
|On the Consortium website, you may find the following outreach resources|
|Teaching Resources and Lesson Plans|
|Professional Development Resources|
|Books and Films|
Please feel free to get in touch with Regina Higgins (firstname.lastname@example.org), the Outreach Director. You can also be added to our listserv to stay updated on events and opportunities.
Nov. 13, Film and Discussion. Cultures of Resistance, directed by Iara Lee. Fred Brooks Bldg., FB009, 6 pm. Introduction and discussion led by Outreach Director Dr. Regina Higgins and students of Carolina Navigators. Free and open to the public. Nov. 14-15, World View Community College Symposium: Population and Migration: A World on the Move. Friday Center, Chapel Hill. More information here. Nov. 15, Film and Discussion. My Neighbourhood, Just Vision Productions. FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium, 6 pm. Introduction and discussion led by Suhad Babaa, Education Coordinator, Just Vision. Free and open to the public. Nov. 29, Film and discussion. Gaza Hospital, directed by .Marco Pasquini. Varsity Theater, Chapel Hill, 7 pm. Introduction and discussion led by UNC Prof. Nadia Yaqub. Free and open to the public. Part of the Cinema of the Global Middle East Film Series. Fall schedule here. Jan. 31, Film and discussion. Turkey’s Tigers. Varsity Theater, Chapel Hill, 7 pm. Introduction and discussion led by UNC Prof. Banu Gokariksel. Free and open to the public. Feb. 22-23, Conference. Re-Orienting the Veil. Fed Ex Global Education Center, UNC-Chapel Hill. Free, registration required. More information here. February 28, A Separation, directed by Asghar Farhadi. (2011) Varsity Theatre, 123 E. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, at 7 pm. Free. April 2, “Covered: The Hejab in Cairo,” produced and directed by Tania Kamal-Eldin and “Benaar Chicago [Daughters of Chicago]: Growing up Arab and Female in Chicago,” directed by Jennifer Bing-Canar and Mary Zerkel. Discussion led by Angela Ritter, Ph.D. student, UNC, French. Part of the “ReOrienting the Veil” film series. 5-7 pm, Toy Lounge, Dey Hall.
Listen to Prof. Carl Ernst discuss his latest book, How to Read the Qur’an, with Frank Stasio on The State of Things.