>The Keystone Country


Register now for our latest Teacher Workshop about Turkey.  This Eurasian country has some of the richest history in the world and is quickly becoming one of the most dynamic nations of the 21st century.  Nevertheless, Turkey is not usually mentioned when discussing foreign relations and influential geopolitical role-players.   Take this opportunity to enrich your curriculum.

Teacher Workshop and Study Tour
Turkey: From the Ottoman Empire to a Modern Republic  

March 23, 2010
Registration: 8:00 a.m.
Program: 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Regional Learning Alliance, 850 Cranberry Woods Drive, Cranberry Township, PA 16066

With a foothold in both Europe and Asia, Turkey has long played a significant role in the history, culture, and geopolitical status of the region, and beyond. The country reigned as the center of the Ottoman Empire for centuries, which at its height dominated Southeastern Europe, Western Asia, and North Africa. Today, Turkey continues to occupy a strategic position as the “bridge between East and West” – a position that presents both opportunities and challenges.
  • Join us to interact with distinguished experts as they discuss Turkey’s rich history and its influence on the country’s present and future
  • Develop a framework for understanding Turkey and its role as a local, regional, and global player
  • Gain ideas, strategies, and resources for developing lesson plans on Turkey
This workshop is offered at no cost to secondary school teachers, pre-service teachers, and university faculty members. Participants will receive educational resources on teaching about Turkey.
ACT 48 hours (5) will be available!

Space is limited. Please register by March 16, 2010. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Confirmation materials will be sent prior to the workshop.

Presented by the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh in cooperation with the World Affairs Councils of America and through a generous grant from the Turkish Cultural Foundation

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