Competition for Community College Curricular Materials

Deadline: January 13, 2018.

Email your Middle East-themed curricular materials 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.

Please include your name and institution (email address optional) on the first page of the curricular materials. And please email me your mailing address, school name and address, etc. (These will NOT be published on the website or CDs.)

Note: If your materials are "published" on our website, they are still your property and can be put on other websites or even published in print sources if their rules allow.

COMMUNITY COLLEGE CURRICULAR MATERIALS COMPETITION

Community college educators/educators of 100-200-level courses in any content area: You could win cash, prizes, and prestige by entering our competition! See the directions below.

The deadline to submit lesson plans for consideration in the competition is January 31, 2018. 

  • College educators are invited to submit one or more Middle East-related curricular matials they have created. Materials include, but are not limited to: course outlines, extended assignments, film guides (for films used in classroom teaching), etc.
  • Winning materials will be shared widely with educators through our outreach program.
  • Prizes consist of a cash award ($100-$200) for the winning educator and a collection of resources for use in the library of the educator's institution.. 
  • The department chair or college dean of winning mateirials will be notified of the educator's accomplishment. 
  • Materials entered into the competition may be "published" our website or distributed on CDs, but they remain the property of the professor who authored the materials and can be included on other websites as well. 
  • Curricular materials may be in any content area.  They should be in a format ready to be used by other educators teaching a similar course. Resources necessary in implementing the assignment or course should be noted, and if any readings or materials are needed to carry out instruction, they (or titles, web links, etc.) must be included.
  • You should include your name and institution (email address optional) on the first page of the curricular materials themselves. 

To Enter:

  1. Send more detailed contact info. (address, phone number, address of school, department chair) in the body of the email or on a separate page.  This will NOT be included when the materials are published on our website or CDs.
  2. You may email your materials to: adeli@email.arizona.edu (preferred) 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 teaching ideas!.

 

 

2016 LESSON PLAN COMPETITION WINNERS - ANNOUNCED NOV. 2016:

 

- First place is:

“An Indian Ocean Trade Simulation” by Rob Hallock (Bellevue, WA) and Chris O’Brien (Glendale, AZ). It’s a high school simulation on the medieval Arab-East African trade.

- Second place is a tie:   

“The Onset and Diffusion of the Arab Uprisings” by Vasiliki Dardeshi (Doylestown, PA). This high school lesson on the Arab Spring is perfect for Global Studies or Current Events classes.  

“Modern Oman” by Kara McMillan (Bronx, New York). This high school lesson asks students to analyze whether Oman is currently experiencing a “golden age.”

- Honorable mentions went to:

“Westernization: Reforms in the Ottoman Empire in the 1800s” by Kelsey Hudson (DeMoines, IO). This is a high school lesson on the Ottoman Empire.

“Mesopotamian Museum Project” by Daniella Garran (East Harwich, MA). This is a middle school active-learning lesson.  

 
 
 

To see these and over 100 other excellent lessons that were chosen for publication on the website, click here: LESSON PLANS . Note: You can click on one of several indexes to search by grade level, subject or country/topic. 

 

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