August 1-5, 2016, 9:00am-3:30pm
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.
This workshop, on Saturday May 7th, 9:00 am - 2:30 pm, gives teachers and those who work with community groups the opportunity to learn about and acquire several new films from the award-winning work of Unity Productions Foundation and work with their classroom resources.
April 21, 2016, 6:00-8:30pm, Bioethics Library, Healy Hall.
This distinguished roundtable convenes eminent scholars whose works engage with networks of exchange in the overland and maritime regions called the Silk Roads. The panelists will discuss interdisciplinary approaches to the historical movement of people, commodities, ideas, and capital across the Indian Ocean, and explain how these exchanges may inform our contemporary understandings of world history and emerging globalization.
On Friday, April 15 at Montgomery College in Rockville MD is a professional development opportunity for faculty, students, and local teachers at Montgomery College. The session will feature scholars and practitioners speaking on media coverage of the Middle East, consumption and use of media in the region.
Join a group of educators on April 7 at Howard University for a day of exploring themes in children’s literature for elementary grades, featuring award-winning books in African and Middle East studies. Each attendee will receive a set of free books for their classrooms.
Saturday, February 20, 2016. This is a hands-on, high energy workshop for elementary, middle, and high school teachers, with activities and resources for you and your classroom on drumming, dance, poetry, and textile arts.
Saturday, January 30, 2016, 9:00am-2:30pm. This workshop explores the contemporary Silk Road and its historical precedents in Central Asia. We'll examine the geopolitical and trade implications of the Silk Road today as well as Central Asia's historical legacy as a meeting place of cultures. Join us for a close look at this little-known part of the world.
Saturday, January 16, 2016
Pearls on a String: Artists, Patrons, and Poets at the Great Islamic Courts examines how human relationships inspired great works of art during a period marked by the global movement of ideas and technologies. View this beautiful exhibit and explore a biographical approach to teaching Islamic art and history in this hands-on workshop