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Resources for Educators

CREES provides support and resources for educators in the form of grants, outreach events, teacher-training workshops, lesson plans, and digital and physical “culture trunks” (mini-lessons on topics relating to Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia for students at all levels).


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Lesson Plans

Resources to help teachers incorporate literature and culture from Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia in their classes. These materials are developed by CREES experts for educators who attend our annual workshops and are available for anyone interested in the subject.
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Global Literature and History List

A curated list of books and activities devoted to Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia as well as other world regions that can be utilized in the classroom.

Books on Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia by Reading Level

An annotated list of engaging books on the region, organized by age and reading level.
Russian domra (stringed folk instrument)

Digital Culture Tours

Digital resources on Russian, East European, and Eurasian culture including music, art, literature, history and more!

Educator Workshops

Each year CREES holds at least one teacher training workshop for K-16 educators. Click the link below to learn more about our upcoming workshops.
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