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LOST LA Curriculum Project

September 15, 2018

UCLA History-Geography Project

LOST LA Curriculum ProjectThe UCLA History-Geography Project, KCET, and USC Libraries are happy to announce an exciting opportunity for 3rd, 4th, 5th, 8th and 11th grade history teachers working in Los Angeles. The LOST L.A. Curriculum Project brings together history educators and scholars in collaboration in order to create lessons for the Emmy-award winning LOST LA television series.

KCET’s LOST LA is a documentary storytelling series that brings the primary sources of Los Angeles history to the screen in surprising new ways. Much of L.A.’s past is lost to history, but through the region’s archives, we can rediscover a forgotten L.A. that preceded the arrival of Anglo settlers and learn how it transformed so quickly into a sprawling, culturally diverse metropolis. The LOST L.A. Curriculum Project is an opportunity for elementary and secondary California and US History teachers to introduce these lost stories to their students in order to create more inclusive and relevant classrooms.

By participating in The LOST LA Curriculum Project, you will:

  • Collaborate with scholars from UCLA and USC
  • Explore archival footage used in all LOST LA episodes
  • Develop lesson plans aligned to a particular LOST LA episode
  • Improve your historical knowledge of Los Angeles
  • Receive a stipend of up to $1,000
  • Have your lesson published online by KCET and UCLA

The LOST LA Curriculum Project planning sessions will be held at the Doheny Memorial Library at USC. The planning sessions will run from 9:00am – 1:00pm.

Participants will have the option of participating in both Cohort 1 and Cohort 2. Below are the LOST LA planning session dates for both cohorts:

Cohort I
October 6, 2018
November 17, 2018
December 1, 2018

Cohort II
March 16, 2019
March 30, 2019
April 20, 2019

Participants who participate in one cohort and submit a lesson will receive a $500 stipend. Participants who participate in both cohorts will be expected to submit two lessons. Those participants will receive a $1000 stipend.

Deadline to apply is September 15th


September 15, 2018
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