This free two-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.


Days of Instruction:
Thursday, June 18 to Friday, June 19, 2020
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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. 

Day 1: Thursday, June 18, 2020
9:00AM Opening Remarks
9:10AM What is a Site of Encounter?
9:45AM Break
9:50AM Keynote Lecture
10:50AM Break
11:00AM Pedagogy Training with UCLA History-Geography Project and Teacher Leaders
11:45AM Debrief
12:00PM End of Day 1

Day 2: Friday, June 19, 2020
9:00AM Opening Remarks
9:10 AM Review and Discussion
9:45AM Break
9:50AM Keynote Lecture
10:50PM Break
11:00AM Pedagogy Training with UCLA History-Geography Project and Teacher Leaders
11:45AM Assessment Surveys
12:00PM End of Day 2


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:


  Register Here  






Contact: For more details, please contact Christian Rodriguez,

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Published: Monday, December 2, 2019