July 26, 2017

Twenty K-12 teachers from the Greater Philadelphia Area participates in the Global Summer Institute

During the week of July 17-21, 2017, the Middle East Center, the South Asia Center, the Department of Africana Studies, the Center for East Asian Studies and Penn Museum, organized a workshop titled "Legendary Empires: Power, People & Politics: A Workshop for Teachers" on empires in the past and the present. Dr. Brian Spooner, Dr. Tuna Artun, Mr. Brahim El Guabli, Mr. David Dettman and Dr. Lee Cassanelli among others gave presentations from different regional perspectives on various aspects of of the ntion of empire. Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture gave a performance where they displayed Arabic and African music. Throughout the week, the teachers had the opportunity to engage with the speakers in Q&A. At the end of the week, the teachers were given time  to reflect on various questions related to the content of the workshop. They also gave presentations which adressed how they plan to incorporate the content of the workshop into their teaching. Participating teachers will receive Act-48 credit.