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A Workshop for Educators Teaching about Turkey: Bridge between East and West

Mar 23, 2015 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

turkeyHistorically, the Republic of Turkey has been viewed as a bridge between East and West. Not only do cultures from Europe and Asia meet and comingle in Turkey, but the Bosphorus Bridge, one of two spanning the Bosphorus Straight, literally connects the two continents. Turkey has played an important role throughout history and remains a pivotal country in shaping our world today. Turkish culture reflects the richness and diversity shaped by the nation’s deep historical roots in the region, as well as the region’s unique position as a cradle of civilizations for twelve millennia.

During this workshop, teachers will have the opportunity to learn about Turkey’s place in the world and experience Turkish culture. They will gain access to lesson plans and other resources, and hear from teachers from the Pittsburgh region who have traveled to Turkey. Two ACT 48 credit hours will be awarded (pending approval). Cost of the workshop is $20 and includes dinner and credit hour reporting.

Please call Amiena Mahsoob at 412-281-7973, or e-mail


Turkey Study Tour for Teachers Summer 2015

June 27-July 11, 2015

The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh, in partnership with the Turkish Cultural Foundation and the World Affairs Councils of America, is pleased to offer theTurkey Study Tour for Teachers—providing an excellent opportunity for educators to learn more about Turkey by experiencing it firsthand!

The Study Tour to Turkey will take place June 27-July 11. The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh will select five Social Studies teachers or administrators (grades 6-12) from Western Pennsylvania for the Study Tour. Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits will be available to participants. Cost to teachers is $800, plus travel to the domestic gateway city. Airfare to Turkey, hotel accommodations, meals, and local transportation in Turkey are covered by the Turkish Cultural Foundation.

Download the application here.

Teachers must attend the March 16th workshop to be eligible for the Turkey Study Tour.

Additional confirmation materials will be sent by email prior to the event.

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