Summer Institute for Educators: Teaching the Borderlands

*Look for audio recordings of the lectures and corresponding PowerPoint presentations on the University of Arizona’s iTunesU page in the "Psychology and Social Science" category.

*The teacher-created lesson plans from the Summer Institute are available at the bottom of this page.

University of Arizona Center for Latin American Studies, University of Arizona South, and Outreach College

May 30-June 1, 2012

The UA Center for Latin American Studies, UA South and Outreach College hosted the 2012 Summer Institute for Educators: Teaching the Borderlands May 30-June 1.

The three-day Institute included a variety of activities. UA professors Drs. Javier Duran and JC Mutchler, adjunct instructor Dr. Dolores Duran Cerda and CLAS Assistant Director Colin Deeds each spoke about unique aspects of the history, contemporary culture and economics of the U.S.-Mexico border, including the musical forms of corridos and nortec, the shootout at the OK Corral, and facts and figures about immigration and border economies. Participants also visited the Arizona State Museum's Many Mexicos: Vistas de la Frontera and Paths of Life exhibits and the UA Library’s Special Collections to learn how to use primary resources. Finally, participants integrated this new knowledge and produced lesson plans for their classroom, a process facilitated by UA adjunct instructor Archer Israel.

The Summer Institute for Educators was made possible by a University of Arizona Community Connections grant. The Center for Latin American Studies is a U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center.


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