Democracy in Recession

Is democracy in recession around the world, or is it striking back? Democracy worldwide is under assault by a spectrum of authoritarian regimes. Their anti-democratic toolbox varies from voter suppression to media control and state-sanctioned violence, but protesters and activists around the world are using some of the same technological tools to fight for freedom of assembly and expression. This series of region-specific lectures and concluding workshop is designed to give teachers tools for introducing these regions and their issues into the classroom, as well as project ideas to further enrich their students.

Reporting on Public Health: Challenges, Solutions and Lessons Learned

JUNE 25-26, 2020: This two-day virtual conference on for educators brings together award-winning journalists supported by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and digital educational resources created by Pulitzer Center and UChicago to explore how reporting on past public health crises throughout the world can offer valuable insights on the challenges presented by COVID-19. Featuring a combination of journalist-led presentations and interactive activities, the session will also introduce methods for integrating global news and journalism skills into diverse curricula to reinforce students’ critical thinking, creativity and communication skills.

Resources from Past Programs

Explore videos, articles, lesson plans, and curriculum development ideas from past University of Chicago Summer Institutes for Educators and International Education Conferences.

Welcome to UChicago Educator Outreach

The University of Chicago offers a wide variety of programming for K-12 and post-secondary educators and their students through many different organizations on campus such as the area studies centers, the Smart Museum of Art, the Oriental Institute and the Neighborhood Schools Program. This site is a collaborative effort by these affiliates to make it easy to stay informed about professional development programs and to connect to resources. A brief summary of this website’s navigation menu:

  • Educator Programs: Browse our upcoming and past programs, which includes the Summer Institute for Educators and International Education Conference.
  • Teaching Materials: Search for classroom resources (readings, presentations, images, video) by keyword categories⁠.
  • Campus Resources: Learn more about the museums and organizations at the University of Chicago that provide K-12 and City Colleges resources.
  • Contact Us: Contact an outreach coordinator at one of our centers to discuss collaboration, find a speaker or student assistant for your class, or suggest a new resource.

We’re glad you found us and we look forward to hearing from you!