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Challenges to Democracy: A Summer Institute for Educatorsartwork by Phil Scroggs

Challenges to Democracy: A Summer Institute for Educators

A summer institute for educators, held August 8 – August 12, 2005, focuses on ethnicity, diversity and other issues in contemporary Europe.

August 9 - 12, 2005
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
6275 Bunche Hall, UCLA
Los Angeles, CA 90095

The Summer Institute is a continuation of the 2005 Scholar-Teacher Symposium Series jointly sponsored by the UCLA Center for European & Eurasian Studies and the UCLA History-Geography project. UCLA scholars will present lectures on comparative views of democracies, related to the California History/ Social Science standards. Mary Hendra (Santa Monica High School), will be the Teacher leader for this workshop.

Applications due May 31, 2005.

Each lecture is followed by a presentation of classroom applications designed by a K-12 teacher. At the end of the workshop successful participants will receive a certificate of completion of a workshop on Democracies.

Monday, August 8th

  • Democracy and the Media
    Jan Reiff, UCLA, History
    An Examination of the Changing Role of the Media in European and American Democracies

Tuesday, August 9th

  • Comparative Views of Democracy
    Richard Von Glahn, UCLA, History
    European, Chinese and US Views of Democracy

Wednesday, August 10th

  • Religion and Tolerance in Contemporary Societies
    Scott Bartchy, UCLA, History
    The Inherent Conflict between Religion and Demoracy: Can One Vote on the Ten Commandments?

Thursday, August 11th

  • Teachers' Curriculum Session
  • Library Visit

Friday, August 12th

  • Presentation of Curricula
  • Lunch: Certificate Awards

LAUSD and UCLA Extension credit is available. For more information and free parking, call (310) 825-4060.

Sponsored by The UCLA History-Geography Project, The California Geographic Alliance at UCLA and The Center for European & Eurasian Studies at UCLA

Center for European and Eurasian Studies