Lesson Plan Competition Announcement

Deadline is Monday, August 15, 2011

CMES is pleased to announce its annual lesson plan competition for K-12 teachers.  Win cash, prizes, and prestige! 
The deadline to submit lesson plans for consideration in this year’s competition (by email or regular mail) is Monday, August 15 (but you are welcome to submit your lessons sooner than that).

Teachers are invited to submit one or more Middle East-related lesson plans they have created.  Winning lesson plans will be shared widely with educators through our outreach program. The CMES 2011 Outstanding Lesson Plan Award will consist of a certificate and $200 cash prize for the winning teacher and a collection of resources for use in the teacher’s school.  Second place winner(s) will receive a cash prize of $100, and a selection of resources for use in the teacher’s school.  School officials of the authors of all lessons chosen for “publication” on our website or CDs will be notified of the teacher's accomplishment.  (Any lessons put on our website remain the property of the teacher who authored the lesson and can be included on other websites/materials as well.)  

Lesson plans may be in any content area or at any grade level.  They should be in a format ready to be used by other teachers who might not have a strong background in the subject presented and should include a concise outline of the academic K-12 standards addressed.  Resources necessary for the lesson plans should be noted, and if any readings or materials are needed to implement the lesson plan, they must be submitted along with the lesson plan.  You should include your name and school (email address optional) on the lesson plan. 

To Enter:
1.  Send more detailed contact info. (address, phone number, address of school, school district( in the body of the email or on a separate page.  This will NOT be included when the lesson is published on our website or lesson plan CDs.
2. You may email your lesson plans to: adeli@email.arizona.edu OR mail the materials to: Lisa Adeli, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, 845 N. Park Ave., Rm. 470, Tucson, AZ 85721.

I look forward to reading your innovative lessons.

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