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Jordan: Teaching Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues

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Reflections on Our Themes

Grace Krouse, Participant

Hello all, Below are my reflections on Themes 1-3. Theme 1: I know a bit about the Syrian Refugee Crisis because I have incorporated articles and perspectives into my class during our current event time each week.  Especially 2016 and 2017, when......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Jordan

Jordan: Teaching Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues

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Theme 5: Living Culture

Paul and Elley, Participant

Hi, It is great to see your introductions and responses to the posts on the Yak board. We look forward to taking these conversations further during the course. As you are traveling in the coming days, we would like to post a few thoughts and links......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Jordan

Jordan: Teaching Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues

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Hello!

Grace Krouse, Participant

Hi folks,   I’m Gracie Krouse, a ninth and tenth grade history teacher in Indianapolis, IN.  I am originally from a small family farm in Ohio. I am quite looking forward to meeting all of you so soon!   What led you to your vocation as......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Jordan

Jordan: Teaching Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues

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Theme 4: Comparative Religions

Elley Cannon, Instructor

Hi everyone, For our fourth week, we are sharing resources on different religions. Because this is such a deeply personal issue, we are not asking you to share your reflections publicly on the yak board. Instead, we ask that you reflect on your own......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Jordan

Jordan: Teaching Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues

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Hello!

Grace Tesfae, Participant

My name is Grace Tesfae and I teach in Detroit, Michigan. I am one of those odd ducks who knew what they wanted to do for a career at a young age and never changed their mind. This certainty came from experiences with my parents who both value......Read More

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Greetings!

Charles Neddermeyer, Participant

Hi All – I’m Chuck Neddermeyer and I’m looking forward to this experience! I’m an Global Studies teacher at The Buckley School in Los Angeles. A little suburb outside of Detroit, Michigan is where I was raised, and that......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Jordan

Jordan: Teaching Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues

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Theme 3: Reflections on Gender

Elley Cannon, Instructor

Hi everyone, The more I sit with the task of writing a thought-provoking and well-resourced prompt on gender as it relates to Jordan and the Middle East, the more stumped I become. I have started this post multiple times and later erased everything......Read More

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Jordan: Teaching Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues

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Introduction

Lucia St.George, Participant

Hi Everyone, My name is Lucia St.George and I am from Ojai, California.  I work in a boarding school with many different hats.  I am an advisor to 9th-grade girls, teach horsemanship skills, and work part-time in the library.  My husband, who is......Read More

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Jordan: Teaching Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues

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Introduction- Sandra Makielski

sandra makielski, Participant

Hi All!  — Can’t wait to meet everyone in person! 1.  I have always wanted to be a teacher and I have always been a teacher.  I am originally from Michigan but my first teaching job was in Montgomery County, Maryland for 5 years. ......Read More