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2017 Teacher Training Workshop

Health in Latin America: From Indigenous Healing to Biomedicine
June 29, 2017 ▪ 8:30 am-4:30 pm ▪ University of Michigan

SCECH units available

This workshop will introduce grade 6-12 teachers (but all are welcome!) to the diverse demographics of Latin America and some of the different strategies and traditions for promoting health and wellbeing. We will highlight Indigenous, African, and immigrant populations and explore how their traditions influence public policy and public health. This part of the program will explore the concepts of population, demography, public health, colonialism, worldview, biomedicine, and indigenous medicine. Teachers will leave with a more nuanced understanding of these topics and ideas for resources and strategies for sharing them with students.

Participants will learn strategies for using visual art as a teaching tool in their lesson plans. We will highlight ways to use the University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA) as a resource when talking about topics like health and social studies. This will include both looking at and creating visual art.

All participants will be eligible to:

  • receive 6 State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs)
  • apply for a curriculum development grant of up to $200 for books and materials. Applications for these grants will be made available to participants after the workshop.

Registration Fee: $20.00

Included in cost: Light breakfast, lunch, coffee throughout the day, copy of the book Medicine and Public Health in Latin America: A History by Marcos Cueto and Steven Palmer, print resources, and art supplies.