CSET Professional Learning


History of the Americas: Latin America and the Cold War

Content Deepening Courses

Join the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) and the Center to Support Excellence in Teaching (CSET) in summer 2020 for a professional learning experience on Latin America and the Cold War.

Designed to support the History-Social Science Framework for California Schools for grades K-12, this institute explores the Cold War and how it affected, and was shaped by, Latin America. Expert Latin American Studies scholars will provide rich content knowledge on the lasting effects of the Cold War on Latin America, including the work of women and indigenous groups in rebuilding the social fabric while seeking justice.

Teachers will have the opportunity to experience being students again while deepening and broadening their content knowledge. An expert CSET Pedagogy Instructor will provide space for teachers to deepen their pedagogical practice in the area of student talk and  academic discussion. Time will be provided for teachers to develop lessons with their evolving content and instructional knowledge during the institute, building curriculum that encourages students to think critically about key historical events and navigate complex and often contradictory content.

Audience: Designed for middle school and high school History and Social Science teachers. Community college instructors also welcome.

Continuing Education Units: 2

Registration Fee: $199*

*Subsidized price as a result of U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center grant funding.


Registration Deadline: Registration will open soon.
Space is limited.

Questions: Please direct questions to Molly Aufdermauer, CLAS Public Engagement Coordinator, at mollyauf@stanford.edu.

Date and time

July 27, 2020 - July 30, 2020





*Subsidized fee as a result of U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center grant funding.