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Teaching about Democracy and the Arab World

Religious Tolerance in US Education: Examining Social Studies Standards

This presentation examines coverage in state social studies standards and Common Social Studies Standards of religious education and what implications this may have for students' misconceptions of the Arab World.

Women’s Equity

This presentation will examine • Equal Rights• Suffrage Reproductive Rights• Marriage & Divorce Rights• Parental and Custody Rights, • Property Rights, • Employment and Income Rights, •

The Electoral Process: Image Making Meaning

Participants will be guided through 3 lesson plans integrating the electoral processes of Jordan, The United Arab Emirates, Israel and Iraq with representational art making for students ages 10-13.

Teaching Arab Culture through Film

This session will review the experience teaching Arab culture at a public high school in Portland, OR, discuss opportunities and challenges, offer best practices, and share curriculum and lesson plans.

Beyond the Media: How Communicating Across Cultures Challenged Students’ Stereotypes

This poster chronicles the experiences of a rural, American class trying to understand current events in the Arab world and how communicating across cultures challenged stereotypes fostered by media coverage.

Night in TunisiaArab Jazz, Innovation & Democracy

This session uses jazz music to convey the elements of democracy in an Arab context. Participants join a Socratic circle to discuss Tunisia as a blueprint for modern society.

Women's Global Voices in the Arab Spring

This paper seeks to explain and analyze how Arab women, across the globe, are using social media to participate in the Arab Spring and the possible benefits from their participation.

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