Middle East Studies Pedagogy Initiative (MESPI)
MESPI is a curated interactive platform for ME studies resources specifically tailored for the needs of teachers, researchers, and students. It will be the one-stop shop for course design on the macro level, lesson planning on the micro level, and for scholarship vis-a-vis specific topics, countries, and disciplines.
In Cooperation With The Middle East Studies Program At George Mason University, The Center For Contemporary Arab Studies At Georgetown University, The Asfari Institute For Civil Society And Citizenship At The American University In Beirut, Tadween Publishing And its Sister Organization Jadaliyya, We Are Launching The Middle East Studies Pedagogy Initiative (MESPI) To Provide Critical, User-Friendly, And Informative Pedagogical Material And Instruction To Educators In The Field, And Beyond. MESPI Will Build On Two Counts: Educators Networks And Pedagogical Resources.
M E S P I D I M E N S I O N S
coming soon to your classroom!
• Teaching Modules For Survey Courses And Beyond
• Course Syllabi Library
• Free Exam Copies Of Publications For Educators
• K-12 Teaching Guide And Visual Resources
• Resource Pages for all salient topics and Countries in the region (books, articles, novels, social media tools/resources, maps, archives, films, documentaries, documents)
• Syllabus Building Tool (helping educators build Syllabi based on latest and best classic works in all categories—books, peer reviewed articles, other articles, novels, op-eds, blog entries, films/docs, archives, maps, reviews, Essential Readings, Jadmags, etc.)
• Films In The Classroom Module that helps educators assign the right films and provide useful pedagogical guidance re: the film.
• Archives and Maps
• Novels (including for the Social Sciences)
• Essential Readings refers to a concise list scholarship on a given topic or country, usually confined to classic texts like books and peer-reviewed articles.
• Newton Reviews refers to interviews with authors of new books (New Texts Out Now @ Newton.Jadaliyya.com)
• Peer Reviewed Articles Review (PRAR) refers to the creation of a bi-monthly peer-reviewed articles summary
• Reading Bank refers to refers to a bank of readings on various salient topics that deserve their own category because of salience.
Sample of Topics: