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New Literature Projects and Techniques for Elementary and Secondary Classrooms

On Saturday, November 22, 2014, the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies and the Middle East Outreach Council (MEOC) will sponsor a Saturday Seminar and Workshop in which expert speakers introduce three new projects for the classroom on literature related to the Middle East and to Muslims. In each project, excellent books have been paired with resources for background context and discussion.

Attendees will have time to delve into the books and shorter works with their colleagues at the seminar. We will provide an opportunity to create lesson plans with the books for participants to present at their schools or libraries. (more…)

2014 Middle East Outreach Council

Application for Middle East Studies Association Conference Travel Award

The Middle East Outreach Council (MEOC) is delighted to announce the availability of a limited number of $500 travel awards to provide support for MEOC members to attend the annual meeting of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) and the MEOC teacher workshop and business meeting on November 22-25, 2014, in Washington, DC.

We have a very full schedule of events at MESA! This year’s full-day MEOC workshop for educators, New Literature Projects and Techniques for Elementary and Secondary Classrooms will be held on Saturday, November 22, from 9am-4pm, at Georgetown University. (more…)

Free photo resource!

MEOC is proud to make available a growing archive of member contributed photographs taken in the Middle East. These copyright-friendly photographs are licensed for use in the classroom or for non-commercial projects. Browse the galleries and help yourself!
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