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History of the Americas

Mexican Revolution and Nation-Building
Course Description: 

In July 2016, the California State Board of Education adopted a revised History-Social Science curriculum framework for grades K-12. The new framework reflects the struggles and progress of Chicanos and Latinos in the US, as well as major historical events in Latin America, including a focus on Mexico and the Mexican Revolution in 10th grade.  In this course, historians from one of Mexico’s leading universities, El Colegio de México, will join US scholars to provide rich content knowledge on the Mexican Revolution and nation-building. Topics may include women of the Revolution, Mexican muralists, and US-Mexican political history.  We will explore how to use primary sources, literature, and scholarly texts to build curriculum that reflects the new History-Social Science framework and teaches students to think critically about key historical events.  Teachers will have the opportunity to experience being students again while deepening and broadening their content knowledge.

Keywords: latin american history, mexican revolution, CA history standards, curriculum, mexico, nation-building, history PD

Audience: Designed for middle school and high school History and Social Science teachers Dates & Times:

Jul 31 - Aug 4, 2017

  • Mon | 10:00a - 4:00p
  • Tue - Thu | 9:00a - 4:00p
  • Fri | 9:00a - 1:30p
Format of Course: In-person at Stanford University with follow-up virtual learning communities throughout the school year

Cost*: 

  • $400 (Individual)
  • $350 (Group - 3 or more teachers from the same school or district)

This course is offered at a reduced fee thanks to the support from the US Department of Education's Title VI and the Stanford Center for Latin American Studies. 

Units: 3

To obtain an official transcript with your units there is a $77 fee. Registration for units will take place at the end of the course for attendance purposes.  All participants receive course completion certificates. 

Status: Registration opens Friday, Feb 17, 4:00p PT

*Please note: The cost for this course includes morning coffee/tea service, lunch, and a reception. This cost does not include lodging or transportation. Please see the Festival Location, Lodging, & Transportation page.   


Connecting teachers from around the globe to share and grow in teaching excellence. This course is part of the Stanford Teaching Festival (STF). The STF aims to bring together teachers from varied classrooms and contexts worldwide. Teachers participate in a common, in-person, high-quality professional learning experience over the summer, and are provided with the resources, tools, and support to engage and grow with one another in meaningful learning communities throughout the school year.


Course Facilitators: 

4 Scholar Speakers & Professional Learning Facilitator Bio and Pictures coming soon!