The Americas in the Age of Exploration

The Latin American Institute presents its 2009 Winter Workshop "The Americas in the Age of Exploration."

The Americas in the Age of Exploration

This March 14th and 15th please join us at the LAI's Winter 2009 Workshop for K-12 teachers.

The objective of this intensive two day workshop is to examine the state of the Americas throughout the Age of Exploration from the 15th-17th centuries. Particular attention will be given to the following themes: Language, Public Health, Sociology and Art/Art History. Following the workshop, teachers will be able to implement themes presented in this workshop into their standards based lesson plans.

The workshop will be led by an expert group of scholars who will provide the historic and social context to further explore the aforementioned themes. In addition to content related sessions, the 2-day program will include curriculum development workshops. Teachers will be guided into developing curriculum materials and lesson plans that improve reading, writing, analyzing, synthesizing and communication skills, while incorporating themes from the workshop. The sessions will provide teachers with a variety of resources and call upon them to design lesson plans they can use in their classes.

Participants will gain keen insight into Latin America during the Age of Exploration and look beyond traditional history books and media reports to learn about the complexity and intricacy of Language, Public Health, Sociology and Art/Art History throughout the Age of Exploration. Furthermore, with the increase in the Latino/a immigrant population in Southern California, teachers will be equipped with important skills that will lead to understanding of the cultural heritages, histories, and struggles of Latino/a students that are recent or first-generation immigrants. 

The cost of the 2 day workshop is $50 which includes course materials, parking and breakfast/lunch. Click HERE to register for the workshop.

For more info please contact:
Valerie Berkovich