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.

Presenters: 

Nancy Patterson, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio; Chris Dyer, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

session id: 
48
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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.

Presenters: 

Elisheva Cohen, Portland State University, portland, Oregon

session id: 
37
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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.

Presenters: 

Lauren Walling, Teachers College Columbia University, New York, New York

session id: 
38
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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, •

Presenters: 

Ayisha Benham, West Contra Costa Unified School District- Hercules High School, Hercules, California

session id: 
39
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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.

Presenters: 

Jennice McCafferty-Wright, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri; Ryan Knowles, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri

session id: 
30
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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.

Presenters: 

Scott Allen, Boulder Public Schools, Boulder, Colorado

session id: 
28
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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.

Presenters: 

Caitlin Miles, The University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma

session id: 
23
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