Teaching Water: Resources and Approaches

Our annual teacher seminar is going on this week and the theme this year is the environment. The Middle East Studies Center conducted sessions on water scarcity in the afternoon yesterday. Dr. Faisal Rifai, Executive Director of the Euphrates Tigris Initiative for Cooperation (ETIC), retired Professor of Hydraulic Engineering, Aleppo University, focused on the role of water in the Middle East in his presentation. and resources for translating the information into the classroom.  Dr. Melinda McClimans, Assistant Director of the Middle East Studies Center, presented resources for translating the information into the classroom and facilitated a discussion session which are now available on this page.  Teachers valued the image of Karacaöen Reservoir below for challenging students’ stereotypes about the Middle East’s climate.

 

The Karacaöen Reservoir in the Taurus mountains of Turkey. Image of Karacaöen Reservoir. Duesentrieb 17 November 2006. CC BY-SA 3.0. Wikimedia Commons

The Karacaöen Reservoir in the Taurus mountains of Turkey.
Image of Karacaöen Reservoir.
Duesentrieb 17 November 2006. CC BY-SA 3.0. Wikimedia Commons

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