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Beyond Borders: Tracing the Movements of Peoples Throughout the Americas

Professional development opportunity for K-12 educators from all disciplines.

Beyond Borders: Tracing the Movements of Peoples Throughout the Americas

Counterclockwise from bottom right: diagram of the Brookes Slave Ship (courtesy of Wikimedia Commons); Japanese immigration poster -- "Let's go to South America (Brazil) with the families." (courtesy of Wikimedia Commons); Hotel de Inmigrantes, Buenos Aires, Argentina (courtesy of General Archives of the Nation); and Mexican-U.S. border in Tucson, Arizona (photo: Orlando Lara, reprinted with permission).

Approved for 2 LAUSD Salary Points (multicultural)

Days of Instruction:

Monday, June 20 - Friday, June 24, 2016
8:00 am - 3:00 pm


This five-day workshop will examine the historical, sociocultural, political and economic forces associated with migration to and within the Americas, with a focus on Latin America. The workshop will feature interdisciplinary presentations and discussions on patterns of migration and a variety of related topics, from immigration policies to the diverse experiences of men, women and children. Experts will introduce various texts and primary sources to shed light on how migration has shaped Latin American cultures and societies from ancient times through the early 21st Century.

The growth of the Latino and Latin American descent population in the United States, and the LAUSD’s new Ethnic Studies requirement, make this a timely workshop for educators in Los Angeles. This course will provide teachers with the knowledge and resources with which they can understand better the backgrounds and cultures of many students in their classrooms. The workshop will include curriculum sessions to facilitate discussions of how to integrate new material into the classroom



Open to K-12 educators from all disciplines.

Cost & Registration:$125

(includes parking, breakfast/refreshments, and course materials)

Deadline to submit Online Application: June 12    Space is Limited
Deadline to pay registration fee: June 17


Registration for the workshop is completed in two steps:
1. Submission of short online application
2. Online Payment (Debit/Credit Card: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover)

Course Requirements:

You must be able to attend all workshop sessions. Participants will have access to reading materials, discussion questions, and other resources and assignments online via a course website.

To receive LAUSD salary credit, participants must attend all sessions and access the online course site to complete readings and assignments. Participants will submit a reflective essay and a standards-based lesson plans centered on the workshop's themes as their final assignment.

Contact: Veronica Zavala | 310-825-4572 |

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