Workshops for Educators
CREES curriculum materials are created by teachers, workshop presenters, and CREES staff members. Every educator who attends a CREES sponsored K-16 Teachers Workshop has the opportunity to sign-up to join our Teacher Scholar program. Lesson plans are available in subject materials such as; visual arts, history, math, music or economics. Browse lesson plans below inspired and created by specific workshops put on by The Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies. For a more complete list of lesson plans click here.
Red Square and the Russian Search for Identity
Red Square Handout and Questions - Dr. Jonathan Perkins, Director of the Ermal Garinger Academic Resource Center at KU.
Music, the Arts, and Migration
Webquesting Around the World: Tuva - Christian Lucy
Landscape Painting to Music - Heather Olson
Teaching the Silk Road: The Past, Present, and Future of Global Market
Silk Road Tiles - Bianca Elliot
Where is Your T-Shirt, Blouse or Shirt Produced? - Dawn Yonally
Reading Along the Silk Road - Lisa Healey
Food for Though: Lunch in Kazakhstan - Renee Sanchez
Reimagining Central Europe: Transition and Identity
East European Acrostics - Dave Olson
Introduction to the Velvet Revolution - Bianca Elliot
When Poland Leads Europe - Sobielski and Wasela
Learning to Negotiate the Peace: International Trade in the 21st Century
Reading International Blogs - Cynthia Rhodes
Intro to China - Dave Olson
Follow That Coffee Cup - Kathy Ray
Peace is the Natural Effect of Trade - Michelle Radio and Barbara Turnbull
Ancient Silk Road & Modern Asian Highways - Richard Wilds
Economic Pullback - Trudy Ringer
Art, Politics, and Revolution: The Russian Avant-Garde and the Struggle for Ideas
Conflict and Creativity in the Balkans
What to think about the Balkan situation in the 1800s and 1900s - Bianca Elliot
On The Air: Host your own Interactive Learning Show!
Mongols: Forging a bridge of trade and knowledge between Asia and Europe
Road Mongols - Richard Wilds
Mongolian Women: Then and Now - Bianca Elliot
How to Celebrate the 800th Anniversary of the Mongol Empire - Charlotte A. Anderson
Marvelous Mongolia - Cayetana Maristela
Mongol Dynasty - Jay Roberts
Treasures of St. Petersburg
Face of Russia: Lesson Plans The Power of Architecture, written by Susan Michal, Forest Knolls Elementary School, Silver Spring, MD Grade Level.
This is the introductory chapter of the curriculum packet Treasures of St. Petersburg. The curriculum packet is in CD-ROM format and includes color pictures and music.