Workshops

Fulbright-Hays Kuban State University

The CREES workshop originally scheduled for February 9, 2013, "Russia in the Modern World: Contemporary Russian Politics, Society, Culture," has been cancelled. Please contact crees.outreach@umich.edu with any questions.

Selected Past Workshops and Related Curriculum Materials

2010 Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program

CREES received funding from the U.S. Department of Education to mount a short-term Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Curriculum Development Program in Summer 2010 for K-12 teachers in Russia on “Understanding Contemporary Russia.” Twelve teachers from elementary through high school were selected through competitive review to participate in the program.

Afghanistan Past and Present: Connections, Communities, Conflicts

Afghanistan has had complex and often contentious connections to neighboring states and among local social communities. The workshop, intended for middle and high school teachers in the social sciences, provided an overview of Afghanistan’s history and current challenges, with particular attention given to the roles of geography and foreign influence in Afghan political, economic, cultural, and social transformations as well as the country’s relevance for social studies and history classrooms.

CREES Fulbright-Hays Study Tour of Poland (July 2002)

Fourteen teachers were participants in a Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Study Tour of Poland. The group heard lectures by specialists on economics, education methodology, Poland's history, regional culture, religions, Baltic Sea pollution and wildlife; visited schools, colleges, and universities; talked with professors, teachers, and students; and exchanged ideas on educational practices.

Exploring St. Petersburg: A Workshop for Teachers (October 2003)

Exploring St. Petersburg was a workshop for teachers which took place during the University of Michigan's Celebrating St. Petersburg Festival.

Russia and Its Place in World History

Presenters at this workshop included Judith Kullberg, Valerie Kivelson, Joshua First, Michael D. Kennedy, and Bob Bain.