2009 Teacher Workshop: Causes and Consequences of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

To commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Center for European Studies (CES) and the Center for Russia, East Europe and Central Asia (CREECA) are offering a weeklong K-12 teacher workshop from Monday, June 22 until Friday, June 26, 2009.

The workshop will look at the Cold War and post-Cold War periods, identifying the themes and events that led to the dismantling of the Iron Curtain, evaluating the monumental changes in Europe in the last twenty years and highlighting both their regional and global significance.

Registration Information

Registration for the 2009 workshop has passed.

Please print out, complete and mail in the registration form along with your registration fee. The registration fee is $75 and is nonrefundable; checks only. Please make checks payable to the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Please note that you will be billed by the university for an additional $38.92 in segregated fees after you complete the registration process.

Mail all materials (completed registration form and $75 check) to:

Nancy Heingartner, Outreach Coordinator
Center for Russia, East Europe and Central Asia
210 Ingraham Hall
1155 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706-1397

The deadline for registration was Friday, May 15, 2009.


Free accommodation at the Concourse Hotel in Madison, WI will be available on a first-come first-served basis for workshop participants from out of town.

Pre-workshop Resources

For pre-workshop resources, check out the CES website at:

Workshop Readings

Workshop readings for Monday, June 22 can be accessed by clicking here.

Contact Information

Questions regarding the 2009 Summer Teacher Workshop can be sent to Nancy Heingartner, CREECA Outreach Coordinator, at outreach@creeca.wisc.edu, 608-265-6298.

Participants who complete all seminar requirements (attendance & participation in all sessions and the completion of a curriculum development project) are eligible to receive UW-Madison graduate credit from a department in the School of Letters and Science (the credit-granting department will depend on the topic of the workshop).