Apply for Academic Year 2017 - 2018:
The Hagop Kevorkian Center is pleased to announce the availability of Teacher Fellowships for the academic year 2016 - 2017. The Kevorkian Center's Teacher Fellowships aim to enhance the development of k-12 curriculum materials that both convey a nuanced view of the Middle East and adhere to Core Curriculum standards.
The deadline is August 15, 2017. The application may be downloaded here.
Each Teacher Fellow will receive the following benefits as part of their Fellowships:
- A grant in the amount of $1,500 that may be used towards research, materials for curriculum development, and classroom activities,
- Borrowing privileges at NYU Libraries for one calendar year (Sept - August) and advising services from NYU’s Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies librarian.
- A formal mentoring relationship from a NYU faculty member on the Fellow’s curriculum development topic. This may take place through 2-3 in-person meetings spread throughout the academic year as well as through email correspondences.
The Teacher Fellowships will culminate in a final lesson plan to be presented at an outreach program hosted by the Hagop Kevorkian Center.
Teacher Fellows for Academic Year 2016-2017:
- Bram Hubbell (Friends Seminary, New York, NY) who implemented a module on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in his 10th grade modern world history class.
- Abbe Karmen (Riverdale Country School. Bronx, NY) who implemented a curriculum on the impact of the U.S. sanctions regime against Iraq for her 10th grade history class.
- Brendan Mullins (Abraham Lincoln High School, Brooklyn, NY) who implemented a unit on refugees and migrants (specifically, from Syria and Yemen) for his 10th grade global history and geography class.
- Teresa Willis (Middle Passage, Bronx, NY) who implemented
a unit on the history and culture of the multi-ethnic, multi-religious peoples who comprised the Ottoman Empire for her 6th grade Social Studies class.
Teacher Fellows for Academic Year 2015-2016:
- Geoffrey Agnor (Berkeley Carroll School, Brooklyn, NY) who implemented a unit on "Inquiry into Iran: Primary Source Analysis" for his 8th grade Humanities course.
- Marium Rizvi (M.S. 354 The School of Integrated Learning, Brooklyn, NY) who implemented a unit "U.S. Foreign Policy: The Middle East" for her 8th grade Social Studies course. The resulting lesson plan can be found on our "Resources and Lesson Plans" Page.
- Maria Valentin (Scarsdale High School, Scarsdale, NY) who implemented a unit on the Cold War in the Middle East for her 10th grade Global History and Geography course.
The resulting lesson plans from units implemented as part of these Teacher Fellowships can be found on our "Resources and Lesson Plans" Page.