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Welcome to the Camden Conference Study Guide to the 2013 Camden Conference: The Middle East; What’s Next?

This Study Guide covers the Curriculum Enrichment Program (CEP) for the 2013 Camden Conference discussing developments in the Middle East. The CEP was created in an effort to make the Camden Conference materials more accessible and user-friendly to teachers and students. Supported by grants from The Emanuel and Pauline A. Lerner Foundation and the Maine Humanities Council, this set of materials provides not only specific indexing of talks presented at the 2013 Camden Conference, but also a structure and orientation for the study of international relations that will open exciting learning opportunities for teachers and students in the classroom.

To help teachers who seek to foster critical thinking about citizenship in a globalized world, we have focused on four key components discussed in the presentations of various speakers at the 2013 Camden Conference. These components provide structure to the study of international relations using this guide. These components are:

In the pages that follow, you and your students will find an Index of video clips from the 2013 Conference organized according to the four components above. Each video clip ranges from 2-10 minutes in length. An introduction to each component explains how it relates to the study of international relations. The introduction and video clips are followed by a list of questions for reflection and discussion. We have made these questions broad and general in order to encourage students to consider the similarities in the different issues discussed in the pages that follow.

Three earlier Study Guides, organized around these same four themes, are also available to teachers who wish to expand their students’ study of these themes into other international contexts:

For the key elements of international relations and their relationship to the Maine Learning Results for Social Studies, please click here.

We hope you and your students find this Guide useful and engaging. Please contact us by email if you have any questions or comments.

Thank you for sharing the Camden Conference resources and the study of international relations with your students.

The Camden Conference Curriculum Enrichment Program is made possible by grants from The Emanuel and Pauline A. Lerner Foundation and the Maine Humanities Council.