Exploring the City in the Classroom: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Cities, Urban Experience and the Built Environment in Latin America

An Educator Professional Development Workshop

Intended primarily for high school and community college educators (but open to all interested parties), this workshop will incorporate perspectives from the social sciences, humanities, and architecture to explore cities, urban experience, and the built environment in Latin America. By approaching the city as “a living history textbook,” the workshop will discuss how Latin American cities can be lenses through which we can better understand the region’s history, politics, and arts and provide examples of how this can be translated into classroom instruction.

Keynote speaker

Mauricio Tenorio, Professor of History at the University of Chicago and author of several books including Mexico at the World´s FairsCulturas y memoria, and the award-winning I Speak of the City: Mexico City at the Turn of the Twentieth Century.

Additional presentations by:

Annie Contractor, MUP Candidate, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Sergio Contreras, PhD Student, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

April Colette, PhD Candidate, Department of Geography & Geographic Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


ISBE Professional Development Hours (PDH) will be available!

Participants will receive print and digital curriculum resource materials.

Registration is required. To Register and for more information please visit: https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/965452

Copresented by the Center for Latin American Studies and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and cosponsored by the Center for International Studies.

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