"Fractured Lands: How the Arab World Came Apart" A Workshop for Educators
The University of Chicago's Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the Center for Arabic Language and Culture, and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting are pleased to a present a professional development workshop that will provide K-12 and post-secondary educators with new ideas, strategies, and content for teaching about contemporary Arab societies across North Africa and West Asia.
Based on the groundbreaking New York Times Magazine article “Fractured Lands: How the Arab World Came Apart” by award-winning journalist Scott Anderson and photographer Paolo Pellegrin, this workshop will be led by Fareed Mostoufi, Senior Education Manager with the Pulitzer Center. Our program will also include a Q&A and discussion with Mr. Anderson via Skype, presentations from local educators who have incorporated “Fractured Lands” into their teaching, and a special talk by San Francisco-based journalist Jeanne Carstensen (http://www.jeannecarstensen.net/) who has reported on the Middle East refugee crisis from the island of Lesbos, Greece.
Public school teachers can earn up to five ISBE professional development hours. All participants who attend the entire workshop will receive a certificate of completion.
Photo: Civilians fleeing Basra, Iraq. March 2003. Photograph by Paolo Pellegrin/Magnum Photos.