Teacher Training Workshop: Sites of Encounter - Southwestern Asia, 300-1200: Baghdad and Nishapur

Teacher Training Workshop: Sites of Encounter - Southwestern Asia, 300-1200: Baghdad and Nishapur

Abdul Qadir al-Rassam (Photo: Arab Museum of Modern Art, WikiMedia Commons, cropped) CC BY-SA 3.0

This free two half-day teacher training workshop will focus on Southwestern Asia, 300-1200 to align with the new CA History Social Science Framework for 6th and 7th grades.

Thursday, June 18, 2020 to Friday, June 19, 2020
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Pacific Time)

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Days of Instruction:

Thursday, June 18 to Friday, June 19, 2020
Sessions will be held virtually via Zoom
Schedule TBA


This workshop aims to provide area studies content and pedagogy training to history teachers in the Greater Los Angeles area for Unit 9 Sites of Encounter for 7th grade under the CA History-Social Science Framework. The workshop will give history educators an opportunity to hear lectures from scholars to gain more historical knowledge for these particular sites of encounter and receive training for designing lessons and curriculum to align with the unit under the HSS Framework. The workshop will feature two keynote lectures with Professor Beeta Baghoolizadeh (Bucknell University) on Thursday, June 18th and Professor Michael Cooperson (UCLA) on Friday, June 19th. There is also an opportunity for interested teachers to submit a lesson plan after the workshop to receive a stipend.

This workshop is funded by the U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant through the UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies and UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies, in collaboration with the UCLA History-Geography Project, a teacher education program on campus and the UCLA office of the CA History-Social Science Project.

Eligibility & Requirements:

- No cost and open to all K-12 teachers.
- Teachers who wish to submit a lesson plan for the stipend can indicate their interest on the registration form.
- Teachers must complete reading assignments and attend both days for the entire duration of the workshop.
- Teachers must fill out a survey evaluating the workshop at the end of Day 2.
- Online registration required: here.

Christian Rodriguez

Sponsor(s): Center for Near Eastern Studies, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, UCLA History-Geography Project