February 2, 2013, 10:00am
Educator's Workshop: "The Life, Times, & Sounds of Umm Kulthum"
Presenter: Middle East Center & Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture
Location: Williams Hall, Room 25 (255 South 36th St.), University of Pennsylvania campus
Educator's Workshop: "The Life, Times, & Sounds of Umm Kulthum"
This workshop will guide teachers through a new online curriculum unit about the life and legacy of preeminent Egyptian singer Umm Kulthum. Created by a team of educators, artists, and digital designers with Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture, the curriculum is designed to align with and incorporate American Common Core Standards, and can be used by literacy, social studies, music, and arabic language educators. Workshop participants will gain an understanding of the historical context of Egypt during her lifetime, explore in some depth two of the ten lesson plans, and experience learning to sing an Egyptian song using the online music education tool.  

More info about Al-Bustan Digital Education:  www.albustanseeds.org/digital.

If you interested in participating RSVP is required at labaronp@sas.upenn.edu. Spaces are limited, so please RSVP if you are certain you will attend.

Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture & the Middle East Center