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Wednesday, November 6

Tracing Cultural Exchanges in World History through Primary Sources: Beyond what WE got from THEM
Time:
4:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Presenter:
Susan Douglass, K-14 Education Outreach Coordinator Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center, Global Studies Center and National Consortium on Teaching About Asia along with Alwaleed Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding and The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies
Cost:
Free and Open To K-14 Educators
Contact:
Maja Konitzer
Contact Email:
majab@pitt.edu

In this workshop, participants will gain access to resources on teaching about cultural interactions as a topic of study. Using examples from the arts, technology and trade, we will explore primary sources that illustrate how to teach about these interactions through documents, objects, and artworks that represent modes of interaction. They will explore the story of classical knowledge and its transfer to Europe, as well as material culture such as foods and fabrics that moved across the eras to become global consumer products. Finally, we will discuss frameworks for teaching about the world that put the "global" into world history.

Dinner, parking, and Act 48 credit are provided. Register at https://forms.gle/bcMEw8qbPMDTS5zi7.