The Middle East in the Middle Ages

Wed, January 12, 2011 | Region XII Educational Service Center, 2101 W Loop 340, Waco, TX

8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Training for the World History End-of-Course Exam

The Middle East in the Middle Ages
The Mediterranean, Southwest Asia, and North Africa 500 AD-1500 AD

Presented by:
Christopher Rose, Outreach Director, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, UT-Austin

This workshop will provide content training and materials as we explore the critical millennium between 500 and 1500 AD.  We’ll talk about about the interplay between Europe and the medieval Islamic world from Late Antiquity, through the rise of Islam and the Caliphates, to Islamic Spain and the rise of the Ottoman Empire.  We’ll talk about cultural contacts and how legacies of this period are visible even today in some unexpected places.

Attendees will leave with creative ideas for encouraging classroom discussion about an area of the world that’s often controversial and tricky to navigate, handouts on history, geography, and culture, and lists of online, print, and multimedia resources for further research and classroom use.

The content for the workshop is based on the revised TEKS for the World History course (although others are welcome to join!), and will be geared toward helping educators prepare themselves for the End-of-Course/STAR exams in World History.

This is the first in a two-part series.



Sponsored by: Hemispheres, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, and Region XII ESC

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