July 25, 2011, 9:30am
2011 Summer Institute for K–12 Educators "Ibn Battuta: Lessons Learned across Lands and through Time"
Presenter: National Resource Centers at the University of Pennsylvania
Participants: Educators from around the country
Location: Unviresity of Pennsylvania: Main Campus

Monday July 25th – Friday July 29th, 2011, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

"Ibn Battuta: Lessons Learned across Lands and through Time" will take educators through the life of remarkable fourteenth-century traveler Ibn Battuta (1304-1368). Ibn Battuta fascinated students, teachers, and scholars of world history. His travels took him from his Moroccan homeland to much of Africa, the Middle East and Asia. This institute will use the abundant material for the historical comparison of cultures across three continents to reflect on how that world has changed since Ibn Battuta’s time. The institute is structured to focus on a different world region each day. Each day has lectures, field trips and assignments. Educators will participate in post-lecture discussions, language lessons and write a travel blog. Educators are expected to think about what is involved in international travel, expectations about regions of the world, and how they can make these concepts more tangible in the classroom.

National Resource Centers at the University of Pennsylvania