People on the Move: Global Migration in the Past and Present


Stanford Graduate School of Education

People on the Move: Global Migration in the Past and Present


The movement of people across international borders during moments of political, social, and economic upheaval is a recurring theme around the world.  In this workshop, participants will explore major aspects of large-scale human migration; including refugees and political exiles; labor migration, undocumented migration; and political, economic, and social responses to immigration.

Content for this session relates specifically to secondary standards for Government, US, and World History courses as well as a variety of community college offerings.  Topics for deep study include: How immigration is changing American life, how migration is impacting European-Africa relations, the global refugee crisis, and immigration policy in Russia and Eurasia.

Pedagogical focus: Evolving Your Hypothesis

Participants will learn to create central historical questions and sets of competing primary documents to create an experience for students to modify and hone their hypothesis and expectations of historical events over the course of a lesson.  They will learn both a discussion and a writing-based structure that teachers can use many times over the course of a any unity or year.

Two hours of post workshop pedagogical follow-up is required to earn CEU credits for this course.

This course is not affiliated with the Stanford History Education Group.



The Other Side of Immigration: How Immigrants are Changing American Life
Professor of Sociology, Stanford University
Global Europe: Rethinking Migration, Populism, and EU-Africa Relations
Director of Research, The Europe Center, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
Film screening of Human Flow (Ai Weiwei, 2017)
Introduction and Q&A with Pawel Lutomski, JD, PhD
Lecturer, Program in International Relations, Stanford Global Studies
Controlling Immigration in Russia and Eurasia: Immigration Policy and Its Implications
Visiting Scholar, Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

By completing this course and two hours of post workshop pedagogical follow-up, you’ll earn 2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). CEUs cannot be applied toward any Stanford degree. CEU transferability is subject to the receiving institution’s policies.

Participation in all three workshops equates to approximately 60 hours of professional development and districts may award 6 CEUs for individuals who complete the entire three-workshop series and receive a record of completion.

Record of Completion

When you complete each course, you’ll receive an email with a link to download your Record of Completion. This email will be sent to the address you provide in your mystanfordconnection within 3 business days of course completion.


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$199 per person for this 3-day workshop

This workshop is part of the Global Issues, Local Impacts series, which is comprised of three, 3-day workshops.  To enroll in all three workshops for $500 or learn more about the series, please see the Global Issues, Local Impacts page.

Please note this course is offered at a reduced fee thanks to support from the US Department of Education’s Title VI and the Stanford Global Studies Division.

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