Since 2005, the European Union Center has organized in-person and virtual summer curriculum workshops designed for K-12 and community college educators to develop a more effective curriculum on the European Union. These materials may be incorporated into a variety of courses, such as foreign language, world geography, world cultures, world/US history, politics, economics, and business.
While all K-16 educators are welcome, the curriculum materials are geared mainly towards high school and community college education. The 2021 workshop will feature presentations from University of Illinois faculty and other specialists. Participating Illinois teachers will receive 8 Professional Development Hours (PDHs).
Funded in part by the U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant
The 2021 summer curriculum workshop will be held online from Tuesday, June 29 to Thursday, July 1. The workshop theme is "Teaching the European Green Deal: Science, Economics, Policy." There is no cost to attend the workshop.
2021 Summer Curriculum Workshop Schedule (all times are in CDT)
|Tuesday, June 29|
|10:00-10:15am||Welcome remarks and introduction|
|10:15-11:30am||Introduction to the European Green Deal|
|11:45am-1:00pm||The EU's Post-Pandemic Economic and Social Recovery Plan|
|Wednesday, June 30|
|10:00-10:45am||Powering a Climate Neutral Economy|
|10:45-11:30am||Environmental Policy in the EU: Climate Change Adaptation in Croatia|
|11:45am-1:00pm||Comparing EU and U.S. Climate Policy: Past, Present, and Future|
|Thursday, July 1|
|10:00-11:00am||Strategies for Incorporating Climate Science Instruction into the Curriculum|
|11:00-11:45am||Teaching the Anthropocene through Artifacts|
|12:00-12:45pm||Creating Lesson Plans|
|12:45-1:00pm||Evaluations and PDH paperwork|
If you want additional information on a specific workshop or are interested in seeing the schedules of workshops prior to 2009, please contact the EUC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2020 Workshop: "From Conflict to Peace: The EU Explained"
2013 Workshop: “The Timeless Mediterranean and the New European Union: Transnational Spaces and Integration”
2012 Workshop: “Food & Energy Security and Sustainability”
2011 Workshop: “Immigration and European Integration”
2010 Workshop: “Islam in Europe”
2009 Workshop: “How Does the European Union Work?”