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University of Oregon (Eugene, OR 97403-5219)
Stephanie G. Wood (Project Director: March 2014 to May 2017)
Mesoamerican Cultures and Their Histories: Focus on Oaxaca

A four-week institute for thirty school teachers on Mesoamerican history and culture.

This four-week summer institute for K-12 school teachers of history/social studies, art, language arts, science, ESL, and Spanish will be held in Oaxaca, Mexico and is designed to facilitate the expanded integration of Mesoamerican cultural heritage materials, including new discoveries and the latest research, into curricular units that will appeal to a variety of learners and bring greater multicultural depth and understanding into U.S. classrooms. The aim is to explore how the histories of Mesoamerican peoples might provide useful comparisons for probing humanities questions in the broader American and the global context. We will address questions such as how societies emerge and evolve, how they experience cultural florescence and decline, the impact of colonialism and responses to it, and how indigenous peoples make their way in a globalized world, with particular attention to cultural encounters and exchange.

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Project fields:
Latin American History

Institutes for K-12 Educators

Education Programs

$199,629 (approved)
$199,628 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2014 – 12/31/2016