Teaching Module: The Dressmaker of Khair Khana
Author: Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, Senior Fellow for Women and Foreign Policy
June 12, 2012
This module features teaching notes with discussion questions and ideas for additional projects by CFR Fellow Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, along with other resources to supplement the teaching of Ms. Lemmon's book, The Dressmaker of Khair Khana, in the classroom. In this book, Ms. Lemmon provides an intimate look at the daily lives of women in Afghanistan through the incredible true story of a female entrepreneur who mobilized her community under the Taliban. This text can be incorporated in a variety of international affairs and foreign policy courses, such as those focusing on Afghanistan, global political economy, international development, and gender studies.
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Female Entrepreneurship in Afghanistan
12:00-1:00 p.m. - (ET)
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What is a CFR Teaching Module
Teaching Modules—featuring teaching notes by the authors of CFR publications—are designed to assist educators in creating or supplementing a course syllabus. The modules are customized packages built around a primary CFR text, such as a book or report, and include teaching notes; additional readings; video, audio, and transcripts of CFR meetings; Foreign Affairs articles; and other online resources. Use of these modules is free of charge. They may be used in part or in their entirety.
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