This workshop featured four speakers: one who gave an overview of Moroccan written literature, one who discussed Moroccan oral literature, one who discussed the Art and architecture of Morocco and one who gave an overview of the Arabic language, both written and spoken. There was a working lunch in which teachers worked in groups and discussed how literature and art can be used to understand social studies and how social studies can be used to understand literature and art. Teachers received 5 professional development credits, lunch, and a packet of resources for use in their classrooms and preparation for the trip.
The Program Featured:
- Quality program sessions by excellent professors and teachers
- A resource packet provided free to all participants
- Lunch provided free of charge
- 4-6 professional development hours
Sahrawi Oral Traditions Lecture:
By Dr. Tara Deubel
"Oral Literature in Sahrawi Communities in Morocco"
"Sahrawi Women in the Liberation Struggle for the Sahrawi People"
By Anne Lippert
Refugees from Western Sahara
By Danielle Van Brunt Smith courtesy of Forced Migration Online
"Oasis of Hope: Sahrawi Refugee Camps in Western Sahara Bear the Fruits of Self-Sufficiency Amid a Harsh Environment"
By Teresa K. Smith courtesy of Cultural Survival
"Poetry as a Strategy Power: The Case of Riffian Berber Woman"
By Terri Brint Joseph
Art and Architecture of Morocco Lecture:
By Dr. Amy Newhall
By Institut Francais D'Architecture
"The Masterpiece Minbar"
By Jonathan M. Bloom
Courtesy of Saudi Aramco World
Moroccan Mosaic Lesson:
By Teachers Jeanine Kuropatkin and Cheryl Wiens
"A Moroccan Specialty: Pigeon Pie, Camel Rides, and Mosques – A Virtual Tour of Morocco’s Landscape and Culture"
By Friends of Morocco
Arabic Practice I
Courtesy of Speak Moroccan