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+ - Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies (CERES), Georgetown University

The Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies (CERES) is part of the MA program in the Graduate School of Foreign Service dedicated to promoting a broader understanding of the peoples, cultures and societies of Eurasia, Russia and Eastern Europe. The Center hosts educators’ workshops for K-12 educators and provides curriculum development grants to assist in the incorporation of its world area into lesson plans.

+ - Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia, University of Wisconsin-Madison

The Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia site has extensive outreach activities for K-12 teachers including week-long workshops where teachers get intensive instruction on relevant areas and assistance in developing instructional units of study, a speakers’ bureau for classroom presentation, a lending library of written and media materials for classroom use, and a bank of lesson plans.

+ - Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (CREES), University of Kansas

The Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (CREES) outreach activities in the state and region include: teacher training, workshops, in-service programs for K-12 teachers as well as community college and four-year faculties; assistance with curriculum development, teacher newsletters, video resources and media liaison. In addition, numerous outreach activities are provided for business, government, the military and community constituencies in the state and region.

+ - Center for Russian, East European, & Eurasian Studies (CREES), University of Michigan

The Center for Russian, East European, & Eurasian Studies is a constituent unit of the University of Michigan International Institute. It is involved in interdisciplinary research and training in Russia and Eastern European studies. CREES is renowned for its regional programs in Central Europe (particularly Polish and Czech studies, Russian studies, and Southeast European studies). CREES organizes over forty public programs each year (e.g., lectures, conferences, film screenings). It provides instructional and informational services to Midwestern schools and colleges, media and business. Specifics can be found on the CREES web site.

+ - Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies, Stanford University

In addition to serving as an academic department for the University, the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies conducts annual teacher training workshops for K-12 teachers, supports the development and publication of high-quality curriculum units through Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE), maintains a video lending library for educators, and holds regular public lectures and conferences for public outreach.

+ - Center for Russian and East European Studies (REES), University of Pittsburgh

The Center for Russian and East European Studies (CREES) supports interdisciplinary undergraduate and graduate certificate programs, organizes lectures and special events on Russia and Eastern Europe, and organizes outreach activities for K-16 teachers and students and the general public. See the web site for specifics.

+ - Davis Center for Russian & Eurasian Studies, Harvard University

The Davis Center has as one of its primary missions outreach and teacher training to pre-collegiate teachers and students about all aspects of the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. The Center offers 1-3 day professional development workshops at Harvard focused on a particular theme, e.g., Historical and Political Circumstances in Ukraine; Afghanistan; Contemporary Politics in Russia; and The Caucasus since 1991. Seminars and workshops at high schools and conferences in the New England region also are offered, and teachers can invite center personnel to make presentations on various themes. In addition, assistance in curriculum development is given. There is a lending library of books, videos, maps, slides and curriculum units. Materials are lent to teachers around the country free of charge.

+ - Ellison Center for Russian, East European & Central Asian Studies Center (REECAS), University of Washington

REECAS designs and participates in a number of programs that assist local educators in bringing area-related subjects into the classroom. More than 3000 teachers and professors have participated in REECAS events. The center, in conjunction with other National Resource Centers at the University, cosponsors events with the Washington State Council for the Social Studies and the World Affairs Council. Video and curriculum materials are made available to teachers and others at no cost. See the web site for a schedule of current outreach activities available to schools.

+ - Russian and East European Institute (REEI), Indiana University

REEI operates a comprehensive outreach program serving the general public and the education, government and business community locally, regionally and nationally. REEI maintains contact with K-12 teachers through representation at regional and national teacher professional meetings, direct mailings to teachers who receive a free quarterly newsletter, Outreach Notes, and direct e-mail to teachers who have previously been involved with the center.  Alone, and in partnership with other organizations, REEI produces new curricula that are authored by teachers and distributed nationwide. Published units are submitted to the ERIC Clearing House for Social Studies. University Russian and European experts work directly in classrooms either live or via interactive video.

+ - Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

The Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center brings together, in a variety of programs, members of the university community and the public interested in understanding and promoting knowledge about Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia. In addition to its services to the university program, the center organizes special programs for K-12 teachers and other professionals. It has a bibliography, video library and web resources for them as well. The center also sponsors the national Summer Research Lab on Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia as well as the Slavic Reference Service.

+ - Other Title VI East European, Russian, and Eurasian Study Centers

Descriptions of outreach activities of all other Title VI East European, Russian, and Eurasian Study Centers can be found at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Center for Slavic and East European Studies website and at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies website.

+ - Melikian Center: Russian and East European Studies--Arizona State University

The Melikian Center administers research, training and outreach programs involving the lands and people of Eastern Europe and Eurasia. Among its many other activities, it works with local high schools in coordinating programs of research, study, travel and exchange relating to Russia and Eastern Europe. Links can be found on its website.

+ - Bucknell University Russian Program

The Bucknell University Russian Program has a website that contains a rich set of cultural resources that are available online to educators who sign a written agreement about their use. This includes such topics as art, cities, cuisine, feminism, folklore, music, philosophy, religion and theater. The site also has links to other resources.

+ - Emory University Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies Program (REEES)

The Emory University Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies Program (REEES) has a number of resources that it makes available for scholars and students of Russia and Eastern Europe. It also has a substantial collection of films, both historical and contemporary, that it makes available to local educators for use in the classroom.

+ - University of Virginia Center for Russian and East European Studies (CREES)

CREES at the Univeristy of Virginia has a complete range of audio-visual materials it loans to any college, university, high school or educational institution. It has close to 500 documentary and feature films on video cassette and 16mm, language teaching videos, filmstrips, software, maps, and music.
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