The Other Europe is an ORIAS working group for middle and high school history-social science teachers.
World History textbooks and courses often focus on Western European events and perspectives in historical narratives about Europe. This hinders student understanding of major historical processes: the end of the Roman Empire, the Protestant Reformation, the rise of liberalism, imperialism, and the Cold War, just to name a few. And, as we see now, it means students are missing necessary background to contextualize and make sense of current developments like Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
- November 2022 - May 2023: Seven 2-hour meetings with scholar-experts. Participants will be asked to do ~90 minutes of preparatory reading before each meeting.
- June - August 2022: Participants work independently to create a lesson appropriate to their own teaching context.
- October 2023: Participants will convene to share and discuss lessons