Lesson Plan Competition 2017

Deadline: September 11, 2017

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.

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 (These will NOT be published with the lesson plan.)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.

 

 

 

 

2017 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 11, 2017. 

  • 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 2017 Outstanding Lesson Plan Award will consist of a $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 (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.

 

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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