Deadline: September 24, 2018
845 N. Park Ave., Rm. 470, Tucson, AZ 85721.
Please include your name and school (email address optional) on the lesson plan. And please email me your mailing address, school name and address, etc. (These will NOT be published with the lesson plan.)
Note: If your lesson plan is "published" on our website, it is still your property and can be put on other websites or even published in print sources if their rules allow.
2018 LESSON PLAN COMPETITION ANNOUNCEMENT:
Teachers of all grade levels (K-12) and content areas: You could win cash, prizes, and prestige by entering our lesson plan competition! See the directions below - and a list of this year's winners below that.
The deadline to submit lesson plans for consideration in this year’s competition is September 24, 2018. (You can enter any time before that date.)
- 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 2018 Outstanding Lesson Plan Award will consist of a 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 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.
- 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.
- You may email your lesson plans to: firstname.lastname@example.org (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 innovative lessons.
2017 LESSON PLAN COMPETITION WINNERS - ANNOUNCED OCT. 2017:
- First place is:
"Unveiling the Roles of Women in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)" by Dawn Schmidt (Tempe, AZ). This high school Geography lesson has students explore how culture and experience influence people's perception of places and regions.
- Second place is a tie:
“Indian Ocean Trade Webquest” by Nikole Brasch (Tolleson, AZ). This high school World History/Geography lesson explores the history of the Indian Ocean trade zone.
“Oman: Case Study in Globalization” by Nicole Means (St. Francisville, LA). This high school Geography lesson has students explore the cultural connections between Oman and the rest of the world (East Africa, the West, the Indian Ocean trade zone).
- Honorable mention went to:
“The Dubai Mall, Sharia Law, and Social Norms: No Short-Shorts, No PDA" by Thomas Kenning (Clearwater, FL). This middle school/high school lesson uses photographs to have students analyze differing cultural norms.