Modern Middle East K-12 Outreach
Developing K-12 teacher trainings and supporting high school students on Modern Middle East topics and issues
Faculty and students in Near Eastern Studies (NES) are offering two interrelated opportunities to engage with K-12 educators and students in Tompkins, Seneca and Tioga counties.
Between 2017 and 2019, NES piloted two six-session teacher training programs in conjunction with TST BOCES to introduce topics and materials about the Modern Middle East. This grant supports the next phase of this project — the development of an ongoing, sustainable training module led by Cornell faculty and advanced graduate students, and co-facilitated by Near Eastern Studies students. The second part of the project is a community-engaged learning experience, connecting Cornell undergraduates with 10th and 11th graders in Global Studies at the Lehman Alternative Community School to help them prepare for annual Middle East Debates.
Topics: Culture, Language and History; Education
Deborah Starr, Department of Near Eastern Studies
College of Arts and Sciences
- Community partner: Lehman Alternative Community School
- Community partner: TST BOCES
Engaged Opportunity Grants
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