2014 CLAS Summer Institute for Teachers: Schedule

A lithograph of the Presidio in San Francisco.
A lithograph of the Presidio in San Francisco.

California in Transition
Schedule 

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Wednesday, July 16

8:45–9:00  Sign-in 

9:00–9:15
Institute Overview
Jean Spencer, CLAS  

9:15–10:30
From Alta California to California, the Golden State: An International Perspective

Events in Europe and Asia impacted developments in Spain, Mexico, and the United States, which in turn had significant implications for Alta California. This presentation will provide an overview of the international context surrounding California’s transition from Spanish rule to Mexican control to U.S. statehood.  

Alex Saragoza, Associate Professor of History, Department of Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley

10:30–10:45
Break 

10:45–12:00
Voices and Images From the Past: Primary Sources and the Curriculum 

In this presentation teachers will have the opportunity to see how various types of primary sources such as photographs, artifacts, music, and more can enhance student learning about history.   

Rose Marie Beebe, Professor of Spanish, Santa Clara University 

12:00–12:45
Lunch provided by CLAS

12:45–1:15
Walk to the computer lab, Moffitt Library

1:15–4:15
Land Grant Maps of Alta California: Investigating Primary Sources in the Classroom

How do educators bring alive the story of Alta California? How do students use visual sources to help understand history? Participants will work through a lesson using land grant maps of Alta California to help understand the story of change and transition from frontier outpost to American rule. 

Emily Richards, Academic Coordinator, UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project
Angela La Torre, Teacher Leader, UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project
Theresa Salazar, Curator, The Bancroft Collection, Western Americana, UC Berkeley
Teresa Mora, Principal Manuscripts Archivist, Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley

 

Thursday, July 17 

9:00
Meet at UC Berkeley, intersection of Bancroft and Telegraph

9:15–10:30
Bus ride to Sonoma 

10:30–11:30
Tour of Sonoma Mission and Barracks 

11:30–12:30
Lunch at La Casa provided by the Department of Ethnic Studies 

12:30–12:45
Bus ride to the Vallejo Home 

12:45–1:45
Tour of the Vallejo Home 

1:45–2:00
Bus ride to Ceja Winery 

2:00–3:30
Visit to Ceja Winery 

Founded in 1858 on land that had belonged to Mariano Guadelupe Vallejo, the winery has remained in the same family for six generations. 

3:30–5:00
Bus ride to Berkeley

 

Friday, July 18 

9:30-11:30
Tour of Peralta Hacienda
Holly Alonso and Alex Saragoza