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May is Teacher Appreciation Month!
To express our appreciation, the Oriental Institute is hosting a reception and event for classroom teachers and school administrators. Meet staff from a wide range of K-12 education and outreach offices at the University of Chicago. Take this opportunity to explore the premier educational resources and research materials available to teachers. Enjoy a thematic tour at the Museum and explore its world-class archaeology collection. The program includes an Artist Talk with Michael Rakowitz about his installation The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist.
4:30 p.m. .............. Reception served + Meet and Greet with K-12 Education Staff of Presenting Organizations
5:00–6:00 p.m. ..... Thematic Tour with Megaera Lorenz, PhD candidate in Egyptology at the University of Chicago (Tour starts at 5:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.)
6:00–7:00 p.m. ..... Artist Talk with with Michael Rakowitz about his installation The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist
Presenting organizations include: The University of Chicago College Admissions, Neighborhood Schools Program, Center for International Studies, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies, Committee on Southern Asian Studies/ South Asia Language and Area Center, Center for Latin American Studies, and the Oriental Institute.
This program is free. Pre-registration is strongly recommended. CPS Teachers will receive 2.5 CPDUs.
This program is co-sponsored by the Center for International Studies and the South Asia Language and Area Center.
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Oriental Institute - Educator Programs
The Oriental Institute is a research organization and museum devoted to the study of the ancient Middle East and Egypt. Founded in 1919 by James Henry Breasted, the Institute, a division of the University of Chicago, is an internationally recognized pioneer in the study of the archaeology, philology, and history of early Middle Eastern civilizations. The Oriental Institute Museum houses a world-renowned collection of ancient art and artifacts for the benefit of researchers, students, educators, and the general public. The Museum displays objects recovered by Oriental Institute excavations in permanent galleries devoted to ancient Egypt, Nubia, Persia, Mesopotamia, Syria, Anatolia, Palestine, and Israel, as well as special temporary exhibits.