CSET Professional Learning


History of the Americas: U.S. - Mexico War or Intervention?

Content Deepening Courses

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Join the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) and the Center to Support Excellence in Teaching (CSET) in summer 2021 for a professional learning experience on the Mexican-American War, also known as the U.S. Intervention in Mexico.

Designed to support the History-Social Science Framework for California Schools for grades K-12, this institute explores the Mexican-American War, including the historical context, differing perspectives, and resulting consequences for Mexico, the U.S., and the relationship between the two. 

Expert Latin American Studies scholars will provide rich content knowledge on this war so that teachers will have the opportunity to experience being students again, deepening and broadening their content knowledge. In addition, an expert CSET Pedagogy Instructor will provide space for teachers to deepen their pedagogical practice in the area of culturally and linguistically responsive student talk, especially as it relates to differing viewpoints on historical events. 

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 are also welcome.

Continuing Education Units: 2

Space is limited.

Date and time

July 26, 2021 - July 29, 2021


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