History of the Americas: Latin America and the Cold War

June 19 - 22, 2019

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Join the Center for Latin American Studies and the Center to Support Excellence in Teaching in this new professional development course on Latin America and the Cold War.

Designed to reflect the 2016 revised History-Social Science Framework for California Schools for grades K-12, this course explores the Cold War and how it affected, and was shaped by, Latin America and the Caribbean. Expert Latin American Studies scholars will provide rich content knowledge, from U.S. and Soviet involvement to inter-American relations in post-Cold War Latin America, including the role of underrepresented populations such as women and indigenous groups. We will explore how to use primary sources, literature, and scholarly texts to build curriculum that reflects the revised History-Social Science Framework, encouraging students to think critically about key historical events and navigate complex and often contradictory content. Teachers will have the opportunity to experience being students again while deepening and broadening their content knowledge.

Date and time:  June 19, 2019 - June 22, 2019

Location: Stanford University

Applicant Qualifications

Designed for middle school and high school history and social science teachers

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