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Summer 2017 Latin American Studies Educators' Workshop

Event Type
Professional Development
Sponsor
Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS)
Location
University of Illinois Campus
Date
Jun 5, 2017 - Jun 9, 2017   All Day
Speaker
Instructor: Prof. Irene Jacobsen, Associate Professor of Spanish , Eastern Illinois University
Cost
Registration Fee: $ 75.00
Registration
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Contact
Alejandra S-Seufferheld
E-Mail
amsseu@illinois.edu
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Originating Calendar
Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS)

Summer 2017 Latin American Studies Educators' Workshop

Topic:

The Poetry and Movement of Tango: A Window to Southern Latin America

One week Professional Development workshop for Middle School, High School, and Community College Educators and Librarians interested in Latin American Studies.

DESCRIPTION OF COURSE

  • Contact hours: 36 total hours, Monday to Thursday: 8 hours, Friday: 4 hours contact

  • Discussion of the three aspects of the Tango: the music, the dance, and the lyrics, in the context of the sociohistorical developments in the River Plate area between 1880 and 1955.
  • Materials are created by our instructor
  • Activities supported with authentic aural/written/visual materials (lyrics, music, films, etc.)
  • Daily extracurricular cultural activities.
  • Opportunity for participants to share, make revisions to their own materials, and/or create new materials to be shared by all
  • Some knowledge of Latin America is desirable but not required
  • Enrollment limited to 30 participants.
  • Full-Day Workshop.
  • University Dorm residence available.

EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

  • Film with Discussion
  • Lecture by Visiting Scholar focused on history of the region
  • Tango Dance Instruction
  • Final Reception

COURSE OUTCOMES

  • Learn about the artistic and cultural diversity in a region of Latin America
  • Acquire basic understanding of the cultural and social underpinnings of Tango.
  • Produce course materials that use music, song lyrics as a way to talk about the social history of Latin America.
  • All participants will receive a copy of the materials used in the workshop.

APPLICATION MATERIALS

Information: clacs.illinois.edu/outreach

 

 

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