CLAS Summer Institute for Teachers

"Remembering Alta California, Remaking the Past"

June 26-28, 2006

Joaquin Murrieta

The Spanish and Mexican period of California’s history has been viewed through different lenses during different eras. Since the Gold Rush, American settlers have viewed the previous colonists as alternately primitive and romantic, cruel and saintly. These varying viewpoints have created challenges for teachers striving to provide a balanced picture of the past. In this workshop we will move beyond the many myths surrounding California’s history and examine the Spanish and Mexican era in all its complexity.

Please note: Recently, we have experienced technical difficulties with the application form that was previously on this Web site. If you registered for the workshop, you should have received a follow-up email confirming your registration. If you did not receive a follow-up email, please download the Word application and send it as an email attachment to or call us at 510-642-2088 to apply over the phone.

Monday, June 26 – Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Institute of East Asian Studies Conference Room, 2223 Fulton Street, Sixth Floor (location, directions and parking information)

- Workshop Schedule

- Speakers

- Bibliography of workshop readings

- California History–Social Science Standards - Fourth and Eighth Grade

- Registration Form (Word document)

This workshop is almost full. Any further applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

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