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Workshop – Middle East 101

January 27, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

When:          Saturday, January 27, 2018 | 8:30 am to 3:30 pm

Where:         3300 North Central Avenue, 16th Floor,  Rooms 100/101, Phoenix, AZ 85012

What to expect:

Today’s events include noteworthy topics about the culture, economics, geography, history, and governments centered in the Middle East.   Lots of misconceptions are often expressed.  But what are the truths?  Attend sessions in this day-long workshop and gain truthful information and valuable resources from experts in this region of the world.  This workshop is presented by Arizona Council for the Social Studies (ACSS) in a partnership with the Qatar Foundation International, LLC.

Recertification hours (7)

This is a free workshop but we do require a $30 refundable deposit to insure you attend. If you attend, the deposit will be refunded to you within 48 hours after the workshop ends.


Deadline to register: Monday, January 22, 2018

Deadline to request refund of deposit: Monday, January 22, 2018

Substitutions welcome.


Preliminary Agenda and Session Titles

8:30-9:00 Breakfast & Registration

9:00-9:50       Opening Session: “Current Events in the Middle East”

10:00-10:50   Breakout Sessions:

  1. “Religions in the Middle East” or 2. “Ottoman Empire”

11:00-11:50    Plenary Session: “Stereotypes & Gender Roles in the Middle East”

12:00 – 12:50 Lunch Provided & Refugee Panel

1:00-1:50        Breakout Sessions:

  1. “Geography of the Middle East” or 2. “Culturally Responsive Teaching About the MIddle East”

2:00-2:50        Educator Resources: “Everything MIddle East & More”

3:00-3:30        Open Forum & Workshop Evaluation


January 27, 2018
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Arizona Council for the Social Studies