Workshop for K–12 Teachers: ¡Viva la libertad! The Age of Revolutions in Latin America

Sponsored by Northwestern University. Endorsed by the OAH Committee on Teaching

Saturday, April 17, 2021, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Type: Workshop

Tags: Teaching and Pedagogy


Pre-registration required

Limited to 40 people

All K-12 educators are invited to attend. Illinois teachers who register with their Illinois Educator Identifying Number (IEIN) will receive three continuing professional development units (CPDUs) for their full participation. Attendance at both sessions will be required in order to receive full CPDU credit.  

In this three-hour workshop, K-12 teachers will virtually experience the Newberry Library’s exhibition, ¡Viva la libertad! The Age of Revolutions in Latin America and participate in a professional development seminar led by Professor Caitlin Fitz (Northwestern University). The seminar will examine central themes of the exhibit and emphasize classroom application and pedagogy. This exhibition of rare books, manuscripts, maps, and artworks from the Newberry’s collections explores the impact of the Age of Revolutions across the Americas—from struggles for racial justice to border disputes, from gold mines to gauchos, and from democratic ideals to dictatorships.  

Session Participants

Presenter: Caitlin Fitz, Northwestern University