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Past K-14 Workshops & Courses

The Russian Revolution

February 2-4, 2018

Designed for middle school, high school, and community college history teachers, this course explores the 1917 Russian Revolution, and includes museum and archival visits, a period film screening with Q&A, a vibrant academic lecture, and content specific pedagogical support to make all of what you learn accessible and relevant to your students. Click here for more information about the course.

Course Facilitator: Nicole Lusiani Elliott

North Korea Workshop with Kathleen Stephens

Fall 2017

Course Description: Kathleen Stephens, a former U.S. ambassador to the Republic of Korea, is the William J. Perry Fellow in the Korea Program at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC). She has four decades of experience in Korean affairs, first as a Peace Corps volunteer in rural Korea in the 1970s, and in ensuing decades as a diplomat and as U.S. ambassador in Seoul.

Stanford Institute on Islam 

Spring 2016 & 2017

Course Description: How we can deepen our students’ understanding of Islam? Acquire tools for navigating controversial claims about the relationship between Islam and violence, gender, and American foreign policy. Investigate source materials that will expand your students’ appreciation of the diversity of Muslim societies and cultures, and develop ways to integrate the study of Islam into your curriculum. The Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies and Center to Support Excellence in Teaching at Stanford hosted grade 6-12 teachers and community college educators for the inaugural Stanford Institute on Islam, a series of Saturdays that explored how the study of this global tradition can be incorporated into the teaching of History, Social Studies, Current Affairs, the Arts, and related subjects. In 2016, 29 teachers participated and 7 of them were from colleges.

International Terrorism Workshop with Martha Crenshaw 

DECEMBER 2, 2016

A lecture and demonstration of the Mapping Militants Project, followed by a discussion among the participants. A copy of Professor Crenshaw's book Countering Terrorism, was pre-ordered and distributed to participants when it came out in January 2017. There were 25 participants.

Examining Global Change in the Era of Imperialism 

SUMMER 2015 & 2016

Course Description: In this course, Stanford scholars provided rich content knowledge on imperialism in the 15th-20th centuries around the world, including Africa, South Asia, Russia, Latin America and East Asia. Participants explored ways to help students connect to and engage in the study of Imperialism. Model lessons, including offerings by the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE) were provided. Teachers were able to experience being students again, deepen and broaden their content knowledge and build their curricula. Twenty-eight teachers participated.

Course Facilitator: Alicia Dorosin

Governance Workshop with Frances Fukuyama

February 9, 2016

Followed by Q&A, distribution of the book Political Order and Political Decay, and a group discussion about ways to incorporate the material into community college courses. There were 13 participants.

Immigration Workshop with Gordon Chang

December 4, 2015

Distribution of a curriculum unit on Chinese-American history, and a group discussion of immigration and pedagogy. There were 16 participants.

Infectious Diseases and Global Health Workshop with Robert Siegel

May 8, 2015

A lecture with Siegel, teaching professor of microbiology and immunology, and Yvonne Maldonado, a professor of pediatrics and health research and policy; Infectious Diseases and Global Public Health curriculum demonstration; and a group discussion of ways to incorporate the material into community college courses. There were 15 participants.

Global Food Security Workshop with Walter Falcon

March 6, 2015

Lecture with Falcon, Professor Emeritus of International Agricultural Policy and Economics, followed by Q&A, distribution of a curriculum unit on food security, and a group discussion of pedagogical practices. There were 19 participants.