Causes & Consequences

Summer Teacher Institute

June 27-29, 2011

The University of Chicago
Swift Hall, 3rd Floor
1025 East 58th Street
Chicago, IL 60637

This interdisciplinary 3-day institute explored the causes and consequences of migration. Daily themes addressed were: Social and Legal Aspects of Migration, Conflict and the Environment, and Economic Factors. Faculty and staff from the University of Chicago and other educational institutions from around the world spoke each day, interspersed with discussions of K-12 curriculum development.

Intended primarily for elementary through community college educators, but open to all interested parties, the Institute addressed each theme through a series of presentations and group discussions. Speaker videos, presentation slide shows, suggested instructional resources for curriculum building, and K-12 lessons developed based on presentations made at the Institute are now posted.

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(9:00 AM - 4:30 PM each day)

June 27-29: Summer Institute

Day I – Social and Legal Aspects

Day II – Conflict and Environment

Day III – Economic Factors

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K-12 Classroom Lessons developed based on content presented at the Migration Institute are now posted.

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This internationally focused conference is presented by The University of Chicago’s Center for International Studies, Program on the Global Environment, Center for East Asian Studies, Southern Asian Language and Area Center, Center for East European and Russian Eurasian Studies, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, and Center for Latin American Studies.

Please contact Jamie Bender at jbender@uchicago.edu for more information.

Film Screening

Included with registration was a June 29th panel discussion and screening of Climate Refugees, a documentary film about the "human face of climate change."