Summer Teacher Institute 2016: Experiencing & Teaching about World Religions

August 1-5, 2016, 9:00am-3:30pm (with optional site visits August 8, 9)


Monday, August 1 - Friday, August 5, 2016, 9:00am-3:30pm (with optional site visits August 8-9)

CCAS Boardroom (Intercultural Center 141), Georgetown University (and other venues by arrangement)

This week-long institute will provide attendees with information and new approaches on teaching about the experience of five major traditions and some minor traditions, from the basics to mysticism and modern expressions, using scriptural, literary and artistic sources. The week will begin with information and resources on the constitutional guidelines for teaching about religion at the First Amendment Center in the Newseum Institute. As an optional component of the institute, we will arrange site visits to various houses of worship on August 8-9.

This institute is intended for those who teach world history, world cultures and geography, as well as world religions electives and humanities (e.g. world literature) courses. Faculty and guest speakers will include experts on the various traditions as well as experienced teachers on a panel about "what works in the classroom." 

Participants will receive several books and electronic resources, and will be expected to read 1-2 articles of reasonable length each day--provided well before the institute--in order to enhance the learning experience in discussions with our speakers. Lunch will be provided daily, reflecting global cuisines.

Registration will be limited to 35 participants. Register here as soon as possible to reserve your place.

This workshop is made possible by Georgetown University’s Center for Contemporary Arab Studies and a Title VI grant from the U.S. Department of Education, which is funding a National Resource Center on the Middle East at Georgetown. 

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