European Studies Workshop for High School Teachers (FIU)

Event information
Venue:Nova Middle School – 3602 College Ave. - Media Center - Davie, FL 33314


The European Studies Program at FIU and the University of California, Berkeley, are organizing a one-day workshop on “Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe in Historical Context” for high School teachers.

Objectives: To learn the contours of the historical and cultural development of understudied regions of the world. To understand the relationship between the past and the present contemporary dynamics of Russian, Eastern European and Balkan societies and politics. To place the narratives of the Russian, Eastern European and Balkan past and present within the larger trajectory of World History and European History for Middle and High School Students.

Expectations: The teachers can expect a day-long interactive workshop with experts on Russian, Eastern European and Balkan Histories and Societies. The goals of the day will include not only deepening the narrative and general knowledge about the region, but also strategizing about how to integrate the region into existing courses for middle and high school students. We will provide tools that the teachers can take home to transform their classroom teaching in a variety of substantive ways.

Topics to be covered may include:

• The history of Eastern Europe
• Contemporary Eastern Europe: 'The Western Balkans"
• The History and Culture of Russia
• Russia and the Post-Soviet Era

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