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ISLAM IN THE WORLD TODAY

A Briefing for K-12 Teachers

This series of teacher workshops will offer you historical insights to issues behind the headlines, as explained by college faculty who are experts in their field. This workshop is designed to address Wisconsin Standards for teacher development: it will help teachers understand the central concepts and structures of "Islam in the World Today." These sessions will help enable you to create learning experiences that make aspects of this topic meaningful for students in your classroom.

The Stories Behind the Headlines, Part I:

Saturday, April 9th 8:30AM - 4:30PM (8-8:30 registration)
University of Wisconsin-Madison, 206 Ingraham Hall--free parking in lot 26

The day will begin with a question and answer session with a panel of guests to discuss, "Myths & Misconceptions About Islam." The following three sessions will engage in interactive discussions on "The former Soviet Central Asian 'stans' and Chechnya," "The Middle East Peace Plan," and "Islam in the Iberian Peninsula." Ample time will be reserved for Q&A and curriculum brainstorming.

Teaching About the Arab World and Islam with Audrey Shabbas:
Saturday, April 16th 8AM-5PM, Center for International Education, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
UWM-Union 2300 E. Kenwood Blvd
For more information, please call 414-229-4252

The Stories Behind the Headlines, Part II:
Saturday, April 23rd 8:30AM - 4:30PM (8-8:30 registration)
University of Wisconsin-Madison, 206 Ingraham Hall--free parking in lot 26

The series of discussions will cover:"Islamic Separatist Movements in Far Western China," "The Al-Qaida Connection in the Arab-Islamic World," "The rise of Jihad in South Asia and Southeast Asia," and "Facets of Islamic Practices in Africa." Ample time will be reserved for Q&A and curriculum brainstorming.

Registration:

Registration payable to: WIOC $25 per workshop includes all materials and meals. Please call 608-262-9224 with any questions, or special needs. Registration fee is non-refundable. Mail registration form to: Rachel Weiss/WIOC, 203 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr. Madison, WI 53706

I will attend the following workshop(s):

___ April 9, 2005 from 8:00--4:30PM $25

___ April 16, 2005 from 8:00--5:00PM (please call 414-229-4252)

___ April 23, 2005 from 8:00--4:30PM $25


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___ vegetarian lunch preference

Sponsored by WIOC (Wisconsin International Outreach Consortium) a joint collaboration of Title VI Area Studies Centers at University of Wisconsin-Madison and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee: www.wisc.edu/wioc

 

 

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Center for Southeast Asian Studies
University of Wisconsin-Madison
207 Ingraham Hall
1155 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706-1397
phone: (608) 263-1755
fax: (608) 263-3735
e-mail: seasia@intl-institute.wisc.edu