The UCI History Project delivered three workshops for sixth-, seventh-, and 10th-grade world history teachers on June 24-26. Each workshop had a specific focus and featured an expert lecturer, grade-specific activities, and resources for teachers to take back to their classrooms.
The June 24th workshop posed the question: What did civic engagement look like in world history? Dr. Edward Watts, UC San Diego, delivered an online lecture from his summer research post in Athens, Greece: "Civics and Citizenship in the Roman Republic and Modern World."
On June 25th, the lecture by UCI's Dr. Rachel O'Toole was titled "Colonizing the Inca." Model lessons and discussion centered on the question, What makes up a community and who is excluded?
Dr. Jeffrey Wasserstrom of UCI delivered the lecture on June 26: "Protest and Citizenship in Twentieth-Century Beijing and Twenty-First Century Hong Kong." In response to the workshop focus, How do people make political change?, participants shared personal narratives and engaged in group work time and a strategy station rotation.
Workshops shared four outcomes for participating teachers:
The History Project provides an institutional framework for collaboration between the UCI History Department and K-12 history-social science teachers in Orange County. The project is dedicated to the mission of providing a space for history teachers at varying points in their career, from credential candidates to veteran teachers, to engage in high-quality professional development.
Photographs from the June 24th Workshop
For more information, visit the History Project website or contact Site Director Nicole Gilbertson.