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6th & 7th Grade PD Opportunity

Via University of Michigan Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies Laura M. Herbert Outreach Assistant

Health in Latin America: From Indigenous Healing to Biomedicine

The Zika outbreak in Latin America, Indigenous healing practices in Mexico, public health in Cuba, and more!

When: 8:30 AM-4:30 PM, Thursday, June 29, 2017

Where: 1644 International Institute School of Social Work Building

What: This workshop will introduce teachers to the diverse communities of Latin America and some of their strategies and traditions for promoting health and wellbeing. We will explore the concepts of population, demography, public health, colonialism, worldview, Indigenous medicine, and biomedicine.

The second half of the workshop will focus on strategies for teaching and reinforcing these concepts using visual art. All participants will be eligible to receive/ apply for:

  • 6 State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs)
  • A curriculum development grant of up to $200 for books and materials.

Applications for these grants will be made available to participants after the workshop.

This program is designed for middle and high school social studies, art, and health teachers, but all are welcome!

Cost: $25.00 includes Light breakfast, lunch, coffee throughout the day, copy of the book Medicine and Public Health in Latin America: A History by Marcos Cueto and Steven Palmer, print resources, and art supplies.

Please pre-register with Laura M. Herbert at by sending your name, position, and school. She will contact you with further details.

This event is co-sponsored by the International Institute at the University of Michigan and funded in part by a Title VI Federal Grant from the US Department of Education.

Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
University of Michigan
1080 South University Ave.
Suites 3661 & 3663
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106

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