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Wednesday, June 21, 2023
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Pacific Time)
Registration Required

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Days of Instruction:
Wednesday, June 21 to Friday, June 23, 2023
Time: 9am-12pm Pacific Time
All sessions will be held virtually via Zoom


This free three-day virtual K-12 teacher professional development workshop will focus on revolutions in Mexico, Vietnam, and the Middle East to align with themes of "Democracy and Power" in world history curriculum under the CA History Social Science Framework. This PD workshop aims to provide area studies content and pedagogy training to K-12 teachers in California to help with the classroom instruction of these themes. The workshop will give educators an opportunity to hear lectures from scholars to gain more historical knowledge, work with model lessons developed by teacher leaders, and receive training for designing lessons to align with the HSS Framework.

Eligibility & Requirements:

  • No cost and open to all K-12 teachers.
  • Teachers must complete reading assignments and attend all three days for the entire duration of the workshop.
  • Teachers must fill out a survey evaluating the workshop at the end of Day 3.
  • Online registration required:

June 21, 2023

The Mexican Revolution

Marie Francois (CSU Channel Islands)

June 22, 2023

The Arab Spring

Mohamed Daadaoui (Oklahoma City University)

June 23, 2023

Vietnam August Revolution

Alex-Thai Dinh Vo (Texas Tech University)

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