African Studies Center, Middle East Center, South Asia Center, & Center for East Asian Studies
Monday July 25th – Friday July 29th, 2011
APPLICATIONS due May 3rd 2011
"Ibn Battuta: Lessons Learned across Lands and through Time" will take educators through the life of remarkable fourteenth-century traveler Ibn Battuta (1304-1368). Ibn Battuta fascinated students, teachers, and scholars of world history. His travels took him from his Moroccan homeland to much of Africa, the Middle East and Asia. This institute will use the abundant material for the historical comparison of cultures across three continents to reflect on how that world has changed since Ibn Battuta’s time. The institute is structured to focus on a different world region each day. Each day has lectures, field trips and assignments. Educators will participate in post-lecture discussions, language lessons and write a travel blog. Educators are expected to think about what is involved in international travel, expectations about regions of the world, and how they can make these concepts more tangible in the classroom.
Host Institution: University of Pennsylvania
Dates of Seminar: Monday July 25th 2011– Friday July 29th 2011
Eligibility: K-16 educator with an interest in expanding global education curriculum*
Funding: Selected participants will receive room and board (Accommodations and $150.00 meal stipend)