Slavic and Eurasian Studies

Teacher Training Workshop Ten Days that Shook the World:A Retrospective

Fri, November 9, 2007 | UT Austin campus

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

On the 90th Anniversary of the Russian Revolution, CREEES invites Texas educators to a workshop that will examine the causes and results of this major historical event. Focusing on three eras - the lead-up to the Revolution, the Stalinist period, and the current post-Soviet situation - we will explore some of the questions that continue to surround this social upheaval.

The Russian Revolution, inspired by high hopes and ideals, stunned the world. The decade following the revolution saw instead of freedom and prosperity, war, famine, imprisonment and repression. Decades of sacrifice followed. Was the great Soviet "experiment" worth the massive human and social cost? Or was Communism a broken ideology that was doomed to failure? After 70 years the Soviet State dissolved into 15 separate countries. The newly independent states are struggling with issues of civil rights, ethnic tensions and transitioning to capitalist-based economies. These ongoing challenges affect a country that the United States has considered both an ally and an adversary.

The formation of the Soviet Union, and its ultimate dissolution, had the most far-reaching effects of any other event in the 20th century. Join CREEES to explore this timely topic.

CREEES is offering a one-day workshop for Secondary School educators. Teachers attend lectures by University professors and then explore ways to incorporate the ideas into curriculum materials for their own classroom use.

The workshop will be held on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin. Registration includes handouts, parking, lunch, and snacks. Registration is limited to 25 teachers on a first-come, first–served basis.

Please return the registration form by fax by October 23, 2007.

Interested educators should contact:
Allegra Azulay, CREEES Outreach Coordinator,
at 512-471-7782 or

Sponsored by: CREEES

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