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Dutch Ships in Malacca Harbor, 1676 (Photo: Wouter Schouten, Oost-Indische Voyagie, Tom III, 376., WikiMedia Commons, cropped) Public Domain-U.S.

This free two-day teacher training virtual workshop will focus on sites in Southeast Asia and the Middle East during the 15th-17th centuries to align with the CA History Social Science Framework.

Thursday, June 17, 2021
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM (Pacific Time)
Registration Required

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Days of Instruction:
Thursday, June 17 to Friday, June 18, 2021
Time: 10:30AM -1:30PM PDT
Sessions will be held virtually via Zoom


This webinar aims to provide area studies content and pedagogy training to teachers in California to help with classroom instruction of the Sites of Encounter model for 6th and 7th grades under the CA History-Social Science Framework. The workshop will give K-12 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 HSS Framework. The workshop will feature two keynote lectures and model lessons from teacher leaders. There is also an opportunity for interested teachers to submit a lesson plan after the workshop to receive a $250 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 and UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project.


 Day 1        Day 2  
 10:30  Logging On & Welcome      10:30  Logging On & Setting Up
 10:40  Inclusion Activity: Where in the World is..?      10:40  Warm Up: Coins, Architecture & Identity
 10:50  The Sites of Encounter Framework      11:00  Sites of Encounter: Constantinople/Istanbul
 Prof. Nina Macaraig
 11:20  Todays Cities as Sites of Encounter      12:15  Debrief
 11:40  BREAK      12:30  BREAK
 11:45  Teaching Malacca using the C3 IDM      12:40  Activity: Creating an inquiry-based unit

 Sites of Encounter in World History: Melaka
 Prof. Leonard Andaya, University of Hawaii

     12:50  Designing a lesson using the C3 IDM
 1:15  Debrief & Next Steps      1:15  Debrief & Next Steps

Speaker Bios

Dr. Andaya received his MA and Ph.D. in Southeast Asian history from Cornell University. His concentration is in the modern history of Southeast Asia, particularly that of Malaysia, Indonesia, the southern Philippines, and southern Thailand. At the moment, he is working on the history of eastern Indonesia by tracing the interlocking networks of economic, ritual, and religious networks. He is currently faculty at University of Hawai'i at Manoa. 

Dr. Macaraig received her doctorate in Islamic Art History from the University of Minnesota and has worked at Koç University, Istanbul as well as the Kunsthistorische Institut in Florence, Italy, and Stanford. Macaraig specializes in Ottoman architectural history and her research on Turkish bathhouses contributes to the fields of Islamic, Ottoman, and modern Turkish cultural, architectural, social, and economic history.

Eligibility & Requirements:

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


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