2008 Summer Institute for World History Teachers - Monks, Merchants and Millworkers: Connecting Europe and Asia
July 28th - August 8th. This two-week institute for 6th, 7th, and 10th grade World History teachers will explore the connections between Europe and Asia and look at economic issues in the World History curriculum.
The workshop will include presentations by UCLA and other Los Angeles university faculty, a trip to the Pacific Asia Museum's interactive Silk Road exhibit, and opportunities to share and develop new classroom techniques and lesson plans based on workshop materials and library research. The first week will focus on the nature of trade, cultural transmission, and social transformation from the ancient to the early modern eras, including the Silk Road, the Mongols, the Indian Ocean trade routes, and the roles of Buddhism and Islam in economic tranformation. The second week will focus on the age of colonialism and imperialism, and the industrial revolution in Europe and Asia. The workshop will also feature lessons on economic theory and contemporary issues of trade and geopolitics.
- Robert Brenner, European History, UCLA
- Nile Green, History of India and South Asia, UCLA
- Natasha Heller, Buddhism, UCLA
- Diane Keenan, Economics, Cerritos College
- John Langdon, Silk Road and Central Asia, UCLA
- Ron Mellor, Ancient History, UCLA
- Solomon Namala, Economics, Cerritos College
- Fred Notehelfer, Japanese History, UCLA
- Ken Pomeranz, Chinese History, UC Irvine
- Geoffrey Symcox, European History, UCLA
John Wills, Chinese History, USC
- and the Honorable Elin Suleymanov, Consul General of Azerbaijan
Hosted by the Center for European and Eurasian Studies, the Asia Institute, and the UCLA History and Geography Project, with support from the Anderson School's CIBER program.
UCLA Extension quarter units are available for a fee.
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Published: Monday, March 31, 2008