Seminars & Short Courses

What’s Happening to China’s Uyghurs and Why It Matters

This free course focuses on the Uyghur ethnic minority/indigenous people in China, a case study for exploring issues of genocide as mandated by numerous state social studies standards. The course is open to secondary social studies teachers nationwide. The course consists of three one-week asynchronous modules, each capped with a live Zoom webinar, and a Saturday morning virtual workshop. The course will 1) introduce the historical and political context of the Uyghur people in China; 2) explore the relationship between territory, nationalism, and ethnic conflict through the case study of the Uyghurs in China; and 3) analyze current events, resources, and research on this evolving crisis. The virtual Saturday workshop will engage participants with the 2022 revised Brown University Choices unit on genocide, applying the Genocide Convention definitions to the current situation of the Uyghurs.

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