Teaching Connected Histories of the Mediterranean

"Teaching Connected Histories of the Mediterranean" is a Summer Institute for Teachers sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities. It represents a partnership between George Mason University and the University of Denver, and took place in Denver, Colorado from July 6-24, 2015.

This program offered secondary school teachers of courses such as world history, world geography, world religions, and global studies the opportunity to focus on the Mediterranean region from a world historical perspective.

Under the guidance of leading scholars currently active in this field, participants explored ways to incorporate this dynamic region into their existing courses.

Building on the strengths of two leading universities in Middle East and Islamic Studies, George Mason University and the University of Denver, this three-week summer program connected teachers with the recent scholarship on this region and allowed them to access new curriculum materials developed under the direction of several prominent scholars, including some of the institute's faculty, for the K-12 classroom.

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Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities