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World History Learning Community

Interested in… 

  • Expanding your ability and confidence to teach world history? 
  • Connecting with and learning from fellow educators and esteemed historians in a cohort setting?
  • Exploring cutting-edge research and scholarship in the field of world history? 
  • Getting free books about global topics and themes across the millennia?

Join the 2022-23 World History Learning Community at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor!

Between September 2022 and April 2023, come together with other educators in a virtual learning environment to read and discuss books in the field of world history. Participants will collaboratively determine the main topics and themes for the World History Learning Community, and the books will be selected by preeminent historians of the field. The community will then meet monthly and virtually, in four sessions, for two hours at a time of intellectually rich and collegial conversations. Book discussions are facilitated by Rima Hassouneh, International Institute Outreach Coordinator, and, occasionally, by scholars at the University of Michigan and other leading institutions. Teachers are eligible for book-purchase reimbursements. Michigan teachers are also eligible for free State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs) from the Michigan Department of Education.

The World History Learning Community is open to all K-12 in-service teachers and community college faculty across the U.S. Space is limited. 

This initiative is a collaboration between the Center for Middle Eastern & North African Studies (CMENAS), the Center for South Asian Studies (CSAS), and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS) at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. 

Note: The 2022-23 World History Learning Community will be held contingent on Title VI funding awarded by the U.S. Department of Education to CMENAS, CSAS, and LACS.

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To apply, please complete the online form via this link by Wednesday, May 25, 2022. Notification of selection will occur on or before Wednesday, June 8, 2022.