In July 2009, I participated in the French Traveler workshop in Bayonne, France. This workshop was established by Valerie Sutter, a former French teacher, and is intended for French teachers who wish to expand their linguistic abilities and cultural knowledge of a specific region of France. The workshop is conducted entirely in French. The location… Read more »
Attilia Gogel, who teaches IB European History, worked with me on a timeline of 20th century historical events central to a novel that my IB class reads, The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Isiguro. I want students to look more closely at the Europeans’ developing ideas of government after WWI (as portrayed in the… Read more »
Traveling and learning is invigorating for teachers during summer months, and many of us have our own “wish list” of places we have heard about and want to truly understand. My husband, Matt, who teaches sixth grade language arts and social studies at Edgewood Intermediate School in Franklin Township, Indianapolis, and I, an English… Read more »
I found out about the West European Studies Center during a Martin Luther King Day workshop and when I discovered that there were grants available for special projects I decided to apply. Knowing that I would be traveling to Spain in June with students, I planned a project that I could accomplish during the trip… Read more »
This summer, thanks in part the Indiana University West European Studies National Resource Center Curriculum Grant, I was able to travel to Germany in order to complete my project entitled “Teaching Current Events in Germany Through Printed Media.” My intent was to travel to Germany in order to collect printed media, advertisements and newspaper articles in… Read more »
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West European Studies will be attending the Indiana Council for the Social Studies Conference in October as well as the Indiana Foreign Language Teachers Association Conference in November. Look for WEST’s display to find out more about upcoming events and opportunities for teachers!