Grant gives Social Studies teachers an opportunity to learn in Jordan

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The “Through the Lens of Jordan: Integrating Middle Eastern Narratives into North Texas Social Studies Curriculum” project will provide a once in a lifetime opportunity for up to 12 educators in the North Texas area.

Organized by the University of North Texas, Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District and the World Affairs Council of Greater Dallas, and made possible through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, the project aims to give secondary educators increased knowledge and understanding of Middle East dynamics.

Ten secondary teachers and two pre-service teachers will be selected for the project, which will support overseas training and curriculum development. Secondary educators who teach World Cultures, World Geography or World History and hold a Bachelor’s Degree or higher, as well as pre-service teachers intending to teach social studies at the secondary level, are eligible to apply.

The project includes three phases: 24 hours of pre-departure learning sessions, the four-week overseas phase in Jordan (July 9 – Aug. 6, 2016), and a follow-up phase to evaluate the project, introduce Middle East studies into the curriculum, and hold community workshops for North Texas students and teachers.

Applications may be submitted until Oct. 23, 2015. Visit the World Affairs Council website for more information and to download an application, which includes a complete timeline for the program.

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