Why Support Primary Source?
Facing the Educational Challenges of the 21st Century
Global knowledge is a core subject of a 21st century education, one that will prepare our students to be successful in school, in work, and in life. Yet schools lack the resources to provide K-12 students with the global knowledge and cross-cultural skills they need to thrive in today’s world. Providing students with a global education is essential for:
- Learning from and working with individuals representing different cultures
- Understanding global dimensions in science, language arts, humanities and social studies
- Inspiring participation in internationally oriented service learning projects, internships, partnerships, and exchanges with schools in other countries
- Using technology to tap global information sources, facilitate cross-cultural communication, and create international collaborations
An investment in global education is a commitment to a better world for all of us. Students whose teachers participate in Primary Source programming demonstrate an increased understanding of the world, show a greater interest in diverse countries and populations, and have a better understanding of worldwide historical events.
To date, Primary Source has reached over 17,000 educators, who have taught approximately 1.5 million students in our communities.
Changing Schools, One Teacher at a Time
Each of the 40 educators who takes a Primary Source course will teach an average of 87 students per year. In the first year after the course, nearly 3,500 students will benefit from their teachers’ increased knowledge and new teaching ideas. In five years, this group of educators will expand the perspectives of more than 17,000 students.
Please join us in preparing teachers and students to the face global challenges and opportunities of tomorrow!