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Workshop: Curriculum Design: Teaching with a Purpose

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Asociación Hispánica de Humanidades IX CONGRESO INTERNACIONAL

First to Fight: American Volunteers against Fascism in the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)
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a professional development opportunity

When: 3/14/2015
Where: Newton South High School
Newton, Massachusetts 
United States
Contact: Richard Cairn

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First to Fight: American Volunteers against Fascism in the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)


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Investigate the unique and compelling clash of ideologies of the Spanish Civil War. Create Common Core aligned, primary source-based lessons to engage students with this unique and compelling era.

The workshop provides participants with powerful strategies to teach content and the Common Core, with the following resources and questions:

  • Seasoned scholars and educators will present these rich stories and primary sources in a daylong workshop.
  • Who were these American visionaries? What did they achieve? What price did they pay?
  • How did ideology shape the war on the ground? What legacy did the Spanish Civil War pass on in the decades since?

Participants will create Common Core aligned activities to engage students with this unique and compelling era and its enormous impact.

Featuring resources from:

This workshop is co-sponsored by the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA).

Lunch will be provided.

Audience and Grade Level

Teachers of History, Spanish, and ELA, Grades 7-12.


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Date and Location

March 14, 2015, 9:00am - 3:30pm, at Newton South High School.

Cost and Registration

The workshop is free. Register online by completing the form on the right side of this page.

Registration closes on March 11, 2015.


  • Peter N. Carroll is faculty in the Department of History at Stanford University. Carroll is the author of The Odyssey of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade: Americans in the Spanish Civil War.

  • Sebastiaan Faber is faculty in the Department of Hispanic Studies at Oberlin College. Faber is the author of Anglo-American Hispanists and the Spanish Civil War

  • Kelley Brown is past head of the Social Studies Department at Easthampton High School. Since 2006, she has led high school teacher instruction in History for DYS and for Emerging America TAH. She was the 2010 Massachusetts History Teacher of the Year. She holds a BA in History from Amherst College and an M.Ed.

For more information, contact:
Director, Emerging America: Teaching American History
413.586.4900 x5936

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