SMCCU To Launch Textbook To ‘Discover’ UAE


The Sheikh Mohammed Center for Cultural Understanding (SMCCU) and Medina Publishing will launch Discovering the United Arab Emirates, a new textbook for students in the UAE, during a ceremony on February 8, 2018.

Discovering the United Arab Emirates answers the growing demand for teaching materials to support UAE students in their social curriculum studies. SMCCU and Medina Publishing are dedicating the ceremony to the school community in support of the new drive for students to learn more about the history of the UAE. The launch of the book offers the opportunity for directors, teachers and authorities to meet and discuss the importance of the new social studies curriculum in the education sector.

After the presentation of Discovering the United Arab Emirates by author Francesca Affleck, a representative of the Ministry of Education will discuss the UAE Government guidelines and main aspects of the social studies curriculum in the UAE schools and the reasons behind its introduction.

Discovering the United Arab Emirates is designed with an aim to appeal not only to students of all nationalities, but also to the growing number of families who choose to make their home in the UAE. The book tries to give readers an idea of the country’s history and introduces them to the exciting new projects and events taking place.

In an era of increasing interest towards the region, this book aims to bring out the wonderful culture and people that make the UAE one of the most visited places in the world and it might play a vital role in removing misconceptions of the region.

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