Broaden your understanding of Russia, Eastern Europe and Eurasia with CREES Outreach! Whether you are a local educator, member of the community, or current KU student or faculty member, CREES invites you to explore the REES world area with us in fun and engaging ways that enhance the overall learning atmosphere of the University of Kansas.
Explore our Global Literature and History List 2021, which contains over 100+ titles from around the world that can be read and explored by your students.
"In June 2021, a professional development workshop for K-12 teachers was organized by the KU Area Studies Centers to explore themes of liberation, activism and the power of the media globally to make connections with current anti-racist movements such as the Black Lives Matter movement. Check out our Educator Resources on Activism, Liberation, and the Power of Media from all over the world.
Russian Language and Culture Videos are now available as lesson plans. Learn about the alphabet, numbers, common phrases, Russian culture, fun facts, and more!
New Online Lesson Plans for Breaking Stalin's Nose by Eugene Yelchin, great for language arts or social studies for 5th-7th grade students.
Check out our new Online Lesson Plans for The Safest Lie by Angela Cerrito, great for language arts or social studies for 5th grade through high school.
Our outreach includes social media like our popular Facebook and Twitter feeds, videos of public lectures on our YouTube Channel, and podcasts that offer quirky REES news within a historical and cultural context.
From radio spots to youtube videos, we've got the online resource for you! Check out our popular Postcards From Abroad Podcasts that feature quirky REES-area news within a historical and cultural context. Our YouTube channel features videos of lectures and conferences on a wide variety of topics from Eastern Europe to Central Asia.
Literature and Activities from Russia, Eastern Europe and Eurasia
CREES is excited to announce that as part of its’ outreach to K-12 educators and the community, we have put together a list of literature and activities from Russia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia. These published works can be utilized in a language arts or social studies unit, or to introduce students to a particular country or culture. We welcome any additional recommendations, which can be sent to CREES Outreach Coordinator, Lisa Giullian, firstname.lastname@example.org.
All of our materials are free to anyone interested in learning more about Russia, Eastern Europe and Eurasia. If you would like to host a lecture or activity about the REES world area in your classroom or community club, please contact: email@example.com.