Oman-Zanzibar Teachers' Workshops


A series of workshops designed to prepare participants in the summer Oman-Zanzibar curriculum development program funded by Fulbright-Hays and the Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center

**Note: Local teachers not participating in the travel-program are invited to attend too.

Workshops are in Marshall 490 (845 N. Park Ave. - Park and 2nd St.) RSVP:

(Photo: Vincent van Zeijst - Palace of the Sultan of Zanzibar, Wikipedia)


Workshop #1: Arabia and Africa: Cultures and Connections across the Indian Ocean (Feb. 6, 2016)

9:00-10:20: "Oman and Zanzibar: How Do They Connect?" Scott Reese.
10:30 – 11:20: “Continuing Connections: Oman and Zanzibar Today” Nathaniel Matthews. (via Skype)
11:30 – 12:40: Working lunch: Introductions and exercise on geography of the Indian Ocean Region.  Facilitator: Lisa Adeli.
1:00 – 3:00: Introduction to Modern Standard Arabic. Mohamed Ansary.
Scott Reese: Part 1 Part 2

Arabic Lesson (click on each section to access):

Video Links:  Part 1  Part 2
These videos are unedited - feel free to fast forward through time spent on set up and working on activities, or work along with the group.

Workshop #2: Resources, Languages, and Exchanges across the Western Indian Ocean (Feb. 20, 2016)

9:00–9:50: “Water Resource Management in Oman and the Middle East:  Historical Roots and Modern Challenges.” Gary Woodard Part1, Part2
11:00 – 11:50:  "Language Contact and Language Change." William Cotter.
12:00 – 1:00: Working lunch: Discussion on using technology to share travel experiences with students. Facilitator: Lisa Adeli.
1:00 – 1:50: Modern Standard Arabic, part 2. Mohamed Ansary. Part 1,  Part 2
2:00 – 3:00: Overview of the Swahili language. Elifuraha Laltaika and Miriam Matinda. 

Workshop #3: Islam, Art, and Culture from Oman to East Africa (Apr. 2, 2016)

10:00 – 10:50: "Ibadi Islam in Oman and Zanzibar." Scott Reese.
11:00 – 11:50: "Artistic and musical traditions of Oman and Zanzibar." Nicole Shivers.
12:00 – 12:50: Working lunch: Discussion of teaching about religion and culture. 
1:00 – 3:00: Modern Standard Arabic, part 3. Mohamed Ansary. Part 1Part 2
Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center educational materials - "The Indian Ocean in World History":