PIER REGIONS African Studies East Asian Studies European Studies Latin AMerican Studies Middle East Studies

NCSS-PIER Conference
Innovative Approaches to Teaching World History and World Cultures

July 15 - 17, 2009

During the last three days of the 2009 PIER Summer Institutes, participants from all five PIER institutes will be brought together in a more pedagogically-oriented series of workshops. Participants will explore cutting-edge approaches to the teaching of world history and world cultures at the high school and middle school level, and also examine best practices and innovative teaching strategies for making use of the world regional content learned at each PIER Institute. Presenters will include Michael Yell, president of the NCSS, Stephen Armstrong, a past member of the NCSS Board of Directors, and Yale University faculty.

Registration fee for the three-day conference is $150, and includes all texts and materials. Participants in the two-week PIER Summer Institutes are automatically enrolled in the NCSS-PIER Conference at no extra cost.

Sponsored by PIER, the MacMillan Center, the National Council for the Social Studies, and the U.S. Department of Education through a Title VI National Resource Center grant. Co-sponsored by the Connecticut Geographic Alliance.