Receive a FREE Cities of Light DVD!
If you are a social studies
teacher, this is a unique learning experience for your
United States Institute of
Peace is funding this special opportunity as part of a
research effort to explore students' understanding of
tolerance and pluralism through the lens of world history.
Light: The Rise and Fall of Islamic Spain is the
story of how Muslims, Christians, and Jews built a thriving
society together, but also of how it was torn apart. It is
history in the present tense.
Following the August 22, 2007 airing of Cities of Light,
UPF will distribute a limited number of free DVDs to social
studies teachers across the U.S., who choose to participate
in the Classroom Film Evaluation project. As part of this
study, UPF will gauge the impact of the film, website, and
its associated educational materials across high school
social studies classrooms.
Requirements and Eligibility
The Classroom Film Evaluation project requires teachers to
show the film in their classroom following UPF guidelines.
Students will be required to complete questionnaires before
and after watching the film to help assess student reaction
to the film. Teacher will then be required to complete
online Teacher Surveys using responses from the
In order to be eligible for a free Cities of Light
DVD, you must:
Be a public or private school
social studies teacher, or teach in a home school of
greater than 10 students
Show the Cities of Light: The
Rise and Fall of Islamic Spain DVD to your classroom
(guide for recommended scenes will be enclosed in the
Download and use at least one of
the Lesson Plans provided
on this site
Complete the online Teacher
Please note: No copies of the
DVD can be duplicated in whole or in part for any purpose,
and no portion can be posted online.
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