Resource Listing

Bibliographies/Suggested Readings

Intended Audience:
6-8

A list of resources and websites for teaching young audiences about 1989 in Eastern Europe.

Intended Audience:
K-12, Post-Secondary

Teaching Go was an online book discussion of the 2018 Freeman Award winning book, Go, by Kazuki Kaneshiro that took place in May 2020. A modern nod to Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Go is the story of a Korean boy and a Japanese girl who fall in love. Kaneshiro examines the ideas of fate and love at first sight, friendship and violence. The author’s main focus of this bildungsroman is how we define ethnicity and identity, and the effects of prejudice and discrimination.
The discussion was led by Dr. David Kenley of Elizabethtown College, PA, a well-known NCTA speaker and Ms. Michele Beauchamp, NCTA alum and literature specialist. Presentations focused on the history of Koreans living in Japan as well as the litereary connections that the novel shares with Romeo and Juliet
To access the teaching resources, go to:
https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/ncta/teaching-go-book-discussion-and-workshop#overlay-context=

Intended Audience:
9-12, Faculty

 
This curriculum guide provides:

  • A description of the unique traits of Baltic cultures
  • A description of the effects of political, economic and cultural changes and how these changes shaped these three countries
  • Identification and explanation of the contributions of key historical individuals and groups in politics, science, the arts, and religion in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania
  • Examination of the changing economic and political systems of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, and how these changes have affected their societies
Intended Audience:
9-12, Faculty

 
This curriculum guide provides:

  • A description of the unique traits of Turkish culture.
  • A  description of the effects of political, economic,and cultural changes and how these changes shape present-day Turkey
  • Identification and explanation of the contributions of key historical individuals and groups in politics, science, the arts, and religion in Turkey
  • Examination of the evolving economic and political systems of Turkey, and how these changes have affected Turkish society.
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Lesson Plans, Unit Plans, Modules

Intended Audience:
Students, K-5, 6-8, 9-12, Higher Education, Faculty, K-12, Post-Secondary

Objects collected from all over the the African continent are held in the African Studies Center for use by individuals in all educational settings.

Intended Audience:
9-12

This unit is designed to familiarize students with the structure and function of three European Union institutions and to require them to analyze the challenges facing the EU, especially since the Brexit referendum. Cindy McNulty participated in the Brussels Study Tour 2016. For more information about this program, please visit https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/esc/outreach/educators/professional-development/brussels.

Intended Audience:
Post-Secondary

“Bridging Cultures with Community Colleges," a grant program of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), was designed to support humanities education--and culture studies in particular--in our growing community colleges. Through this grant, University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Russian and East European Studies (REES) partnered with the Community College of Beaver County (CCBC) to internationalize CCBC’s curriculum.

To learn more about the program and access our open resources (including module plans, video recordings of curriculum development workshops, and participant reflections), please visit http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/crees/outreach/postsecondary.

Intended Audience:
Higher Education, Faculty

 
Developed by Dr. Patricia Foley at the Community College of Beaver County (CCBC), this module examines the media's ecological influence on central European communities and cultures.
 
This module resulted from a series of joint workshops organized in 2014-2016 by CCBC in collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Russian and East European Studies. This partnership for curriculum and campus internationalization was supported with a grant through the "Bridging Cultures with Community Colleges" program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
 
To view this lesson plan, click here.

Intended Audience:
Students, 9-12, Faculty, K-12

This unit is designed to introduce students to countries of the European Union; energy consumption and choices; and climate change, policy, and impacts.  It is targeted to the educator's 11th and 12th grade students in the following courses: AP Environmental Science; IB Environmental Systems and Society; AP Human Geography; and IB Individuals and Society: Geography.
 
Dina DiSantis participated in the Brussels Study Tour 2019.  For more information about this program, visit https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/esc/outreach/educators/professional-development/brussels.

Intended Audience:
Higher Education

 
Developed by Dr. Douglas Lauffler at the Community College of Beaver County (CCBC), this module shows how to incorporate social media and explore global issues in information technology to teach students about Eastern Europe.
 
This module resulted from a series of joint workshops organized in 2014-2016 by CCBC in collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Russian and East European Studies. This partnership for curriculum and campus internationalization was supported with a grant through the "Bridging Cultures with Community Colleges" program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Intended Audience:
Students, 6-8, Faculty, K-12

This unit is designed to introduce studentst to diplomacy skills and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through the perspective of EU member countries.  It is targeted to the educator team's elective course focused on media and science for 7th and 8th grade students.
 
Carly Imhoff and Kate Craven participated in the Brussels Study Tour 2019.  For more information about this program, visit https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/esc/outreach/educators/professional-development/brussels.

Intended Audience:
Higher Education, Faculty

 
Developed by Dr. Kim Revay at the Community College of Beaver County (CCBC), this module shows how to incorporate East Central European literature on displacement to provide a comparative perspective on dislocation in a course on British literature.
 
This module resulted from a series of joint workshops organized in 2014-2016 by CCBC in collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Russian and East European Studies. This partnership for curriculum and campus internationalization was supported with a grant through the "Bridging Cultures with Community Colleges" program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Intended Audience:
Faculty

 
Developed by Dr. Susan Allen at the Community College of Beaver County (CCBC), this module shows how to introduce international humanities content into courses on college success strategies by incorporating students' family heritage into instruction and assessment.
 
This module resulted from a series of joint workshops organized in 2014-2016 by CCBC in collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Russian and East European Studies. This partnership for curriculum and campus internationalization was supported with a grant through the "Bridging Cultures with Community Colleges" program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Intended Audience:
Higher Education, Faculty

 
Developed by Dr. John Gall at the Community College of Beaver County (CCBC), this module shows how to introduce humanities content on Eastern Europe by incorporating Gothic novels into literature courses.
 
This module resulted from a series of joint workshops organized in 2014-2016 by CCBC in collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Russian and East European Studies. This partnership for curriculum and campus internationalization was supported with a grant through the "Bridging Cultures with Community Colleges" program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Intended Audience:
Higher Education, Faculty

 
Developed by Dr. Cynthia Marshall at the Community College of Beaver County (CCBC), this module shows how to incorporate East Central European films into courses on cinema.
 
This module resulted from a series of joint workshops organized in 2014-2016 by CCBC in collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Russian and East European Studies. This partnership for curriculum and campus internationalization was supported with a grant through the "Bridging Cultures with Community Colleges" program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.