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Primary Source Spotlight: CITIZENARTS
We are pleased to spotlight CITIZENARTS, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing civic education programs to colleges and universities as well as to public policy and business groups throughout the U.S. and internationally. CITIZENARTS’ Senior Partners Jill and Jim Gabbe recently visited a scholar keynote session at our summer institute Cultural Proficiency for Today’s Diverse Schools and immediately recognized the synergies between the Primary Source mission to create an informed American public through teacher professional development and their organization’s objectives.

Learn more about CITIZENARTS.

Join the Global Visionary Fund
We need your help now more than ever! Through the creation of the Global Visionary Fund, we are leveraging philanthropic support for research and development of innovative and effective tools to better educate America’s children. To learn more about the Global Visionary Fund, email Judy Katz, Director of Development,
Straight from the Source Abigail-Adams
Straight from the Source is a collection of 30 exercises in the close reading of information texts for elementary social studies. These exercises provide teachers with high-quality materials and guidance to build students’ skills in understanding and analyzing informational texts.

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Summer Teaching Adventure in China
China Tour Now in its 14th year, SABEH, (a spin-off from Primary Source) welcomes experienced teachers of all subjects and grade levels to apply tor a 4-6 week trip to China in July 2018. Instruct in creative teaching strategies using US topics as content (plus Chinese translators) to high school, middle school and elementary Chinese teachers . Teaching is intense and is followed by a week’s free travel in China. Cost is ONLY one half of the air fare. See for more information and the application form. 
What Teachers Need to Know
Announcing our First Podcast

We're launching our very own podcast, with support from Qatar Foundation International! What Teachers Need to Know: The Middle East is a 7-episode series that will explore breaking news, key aspects of cultures, and how to bring insights and resources into the classroom. Stay tuned- the first episode launches September 18!

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Teachers at Institute
2017-2018 Courses

Face-to-Face Programs

China: Enduring Legacies & Radical Transformations
Oct. 17, Nov. 2, Dec. 6, 2017
Especially for 8-12 educators

Current Events with Context: Teaching the News in a Meaningful Way
Oct. 25, 2017
Open to all K-12 educators

Online Courses

Essential Topics for Global Understanding: Health, Environment & Economics
Nov. 1 - Dec. 5, 2017
Open to all K-12 educators


*Partnership Educators: Contact your school district's Primary Source representative to inquire about registration. Partnership seats are limited.
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