Seattle University is proud to announce an international symposium and teachers' workshop dedicated to exploring new scholarship and teaching strategies on the theme of “The Jesuits in World History.” On January 31st, scholars from England, Canada and the United Sates will explore emerging scholarship on the critical role that the Jesuits played in shaping world history. The Society of Jesus was, as one historian has noted, “The most important organization in the early modern world.” Their travels and writings defined cross-cultural encounters and dialogues across the globe. Sessions will be designed to allow for significant discussion. This event is free and open to all, located on the Seattle University campus in Casey Commons' Fifth Floor. Please RSVP to Thorne Clayton-Falls at email@example.com.
On February 1st, Seattle University will be a half-day (9 am -12 noon) teachers’ workshop focusing on innovative ways to integrate key resources in Jesuit history into world history classes. Sessions will focus on a prize-winning classroom exercise exploring the Jesuits in China, a critical look at world history films dealing with the Jesuits and primary source materials on Jesuit travelers. There will be resources provided for each session and plenty of time for discussion and teaching strategy. Workshop is open to both high school and college-level world history teachers. There is no fee for the workshop but an unhosted lunch will follow the completion of the workshop during with educators are encouraged to continue their discussion of the sessions. High school teachers will receive continuing education/clock hours for their participation. Space will be limited to insure that interactive sessions can be appropriately managed. Please RSVP to Thorne Clayton-Falls at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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