The Center provides resources for K-12 and Community College educators through the outreach program coordinated by the North Carolina Consortium for Middle East Studies. Since January 2011, we have connected with thousands of educators through workshops, conferences, curriculum consultation, classroom visits, and public events.

Updates for Teachers

To receive regular Teacher Updates, subscribe to our listservs: NCTeachMideast for K-12 educators or NCTeachMideastCC for community college educators. Email the Manager of Consortium Outreach, Alaa Hammouda at to be added to either listserv.

Featured Resources & Programs

U.S.-MENA Teachers Collaborating Across Borders Program

A collaboration with the University of Arizona Center for Middle Eastern Studies the Teachers Collaborating Across Borders (TCAB) program is a unique opportunity for teachers from the United States and teachers from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to engage in international dialogue and virtual exchange. Throughout the program, teachers discuss topics related to education and culture in their respective countries and to find ways to share this information in their classrooms. Click here to learn more.

Middle East Explained Video Series

The Middle East Explained project is a video series aimed to launch students on to new Middle East-related topics, inspire creative thinking, and encourage discussion. Videos are just 5-10 minutes long and are accompanied by a discussion framework for use in middle and high school classrooms. Video content is consistent with the North Carolina Standard Course of Study and/or current news items, and the videos feature Duke and UNC scholars. Click here to access the videos and viewing guides.

Local Study Tours

The Consortium is pleased to offer local study tours for K-12 teachers. Tours are designed as meaningful immersion experiences for teachers to deepen their understanding of Islam and Middle Eastern cultures. Teachers learn through discussions with community experts and Consortium faculty. Tours enable North Carolina educators to participate in a global learning experience in their local communities. Visit here to learn more.