Lesson Plan Competition 2012
Deadline is Friday August 17, 2012
Email your lesson plans to: email@example.com OR
mail the materials to:
Lisa Adeli, Center for Middle Eastern Studies,
845 N. Park Ave., Rm. 470, Tucson, AZ 85721.
Please include your name and school (email address optional) on the lesson plan.
Teachers of all grade levels (K-14) and content areas: You could win cash, prizes, and prestige by entering our lesson plan competition! See the directions below - and a list of this year's winners below that.
The deadline to submit lesson plans for consideration in this year’s competition (by email or regular mail) is Friday, August 17, 2012 (but you are welcome to submit your lessons sooner than that).
Teachers are invited to submit one or more Middle East-related lesson plans they have created.
Winning lesson plans will be shared widely with educators through our outreach program.
The CMES 2011 Outstanding Lesson Plan Award will consist of a certificate and $200 cash prize for the winning teacher and a collection of resources for use in the teacher’s school. Second place winner(s) will receive a cash prize of $100, and a selection of resources for use in the teacher’s school.
School officials of the authors of all lessons chosen for “publication” on our website or CDs will be notified of the teacher's accomplishment. (Any lessons put on our website remain the property of the teacher who authored the lesson and can be included on other websites/materials as well.)
Lesson plans may be in any content area or at any grade level. They should be in a format ready to be used by other teachers who might not have a strong background in the subject presented and should include a concise outline of the academic K-12 standards addressed. Resources necessary for the lesson plans should be noted, and if any readings or materials are needed to implement the lesson plan, they must be submitted along with the lesson plan.
You should include your name and school (email address optional) on the lesson plan.
Send more detailed contact info. (address, phone number, address of school, school district( in the body of the email or on a separate page. This will NOT be included when the lesson is published on our website or lesson plan CDs.
You may email your lesson plans to: firstname.lastname@example.org OR mail the materials to: Lisa Adeli, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, 845 N. Park Ave., Rm. 470, Tucson, AZ 85721.
I look forward to reading your innovative lessons.
This Year's Winners (2011):
FIRST PLACE (tie)
Jennifer Valentine of Liberty Gifted and Talented Elementary (Tucson, Arizona)
"Water in the Desert”
Using the desert regions of Morocco as a case study, this science and social studies lesson lesson includes an interactive, visually-rich PowerPoint - with audio and animation - and other materials to teach about water usage in arid lands.
FIRST PLACE (tie)
Jim Hauf of Berkeley Middle School (St. Louis, Missouri)
"Visit to the Hagia Sophia”
This lesson combines history, art, and culture through an exploration of the great Byzantine church in today's Istanbul. Students take a virtual tour of sections of the church, keep a field journal, and engage on other hands-on activities.
Sharlyn Scott of Deserb Vista High School (Tempe Arizonai)
"The Use of Symbols in Egyptian Religion: Ancient, Coptic Christianity, and Islam"
This lesson involves students in analyzing visual imagery in Egyptian religions.
Thomas Holmes (Sioux Falls, South Dakota)
"Teaching Unit on the Trans-Saharan Trade, 700-1450 CE"
This lesson examines trade relations between the Middle East/North Africa and sub-Saharan (West) Africa.