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2019-20 Face-to-Face Courses

Primary Source courses feature scholarly presentations incorporating a variety of media, interactive teacher-led workshops modeling classroom and curriculum activities, and occasional field trips to museums and cultural sites. PDPs are included with most programs and graduate credit is available for our 3-day seminar series, summer institutes, and online courses. Unless otherwise noted, all courses take place at Hebrew College in Newton, MA.

Seminar Series

US and the World: Race, Power and the Global South


Open to all 6-12 educators and administrators
DATES: Nov. 7, Dec. TBD, 2019, Jan. 7, 2020

FOCAL SKILLS AND DISPOSITIONS: Analyzing point of view and purpose; Developing cross-cultural sensitivity; Empowering informed action

 
PDPs/CREDITS: 22.5 PDPs; option for 1 graduate credit ($160 fee applies)
FEE: Partnership educators—no cost (other than fee for 1 graduate credit); Non-partnership educators—$450 (plus fee for 1 graduate credit)

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Mosaic America: Teaching Inclusive Elementary Social Studies


Open to all K-5 educators
DATES: Jan. 28, Feb. (Online), Mar. 4 2020
FOCAL SKILLS AND DISPOSITIONS: Textual analysis & interpretation; Inquiry; Evaluating visual evidence; Research skills


PDPs/CREDITS: 22.5 PDPs; option for 1 graduate credit ($160 fee applies)
FEE: Partnership educators—no cost (other than fee for 1 graduate credit); Non-partnership educators—$450 (plus fee for 1 graduate credit)

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Civic Learning and the Project of Democracy


Especially for educators of grades 6-12
DATES: Feb. 13, Mar. (online), Apr. 7, 2020
FOCAL SKILLS AND DISPOSITIONS: Analyzing point of view & purpose; Communication; Developing empathy; Empowering informed action


PDPs/CREDITS: 22.5 PDPs; option for 1 graduate credit ($160 fee applies)
FEE: Partnership educators—no cost (other than fee for 1 graduate credit); Non-partnership educators—$450 (plus fee for 1 graduate credit)

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1-Day Workshops

Current Events with Context: Teaching the News in a Meaningful Way

Open to all 6-12 educators
DATE: Dec. 11, 2019
FOCAL SKILLS AND DISPOSITIONS: Research Skills; Communication; Developing empathy; Media literacy


PDPs: 5 PDPs
FEE: Partnership educators - no cost; Non-partnership educators - $200

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Dynamic Continent: People and Regions in the 4th Grade Social Studies

In collaboration with the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard (this is also the
course location)

Especially for educators of grade 4
DATE: Jan. 8 2020
FOCAL SKILLS AND DISPOSITIONS: Evaluating visual evidence; Assessing point of view and purpose; ICT literacy; Developing cross-cultural sensitivity


PDPs: 5 PDPs
FEE: Partnership educators - no cost; Non-partnership educators - $200

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Rocking the Américas: Latin Artists and the Making of US Pop Music

Especially for educators of grades 6-12
DATE: Jan. 15, 2020
FOCAL SKILLS AND DISPOSITIONS: Media literacy; Textual analysis and interpretation


PDPs: 5 PDPs
FEE: Partnership educators - no cost; Non-partnership educators - $200

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Migrations in World History and Today’s World

Especially for educators of grades 6-12
DATE: Apr. 2, 2020
FOCAL SKILLS AND DISPOSITIONS: Evaluating quantitative data; Assessing claims and evidence; Empowering informed action


PDPs: 5 PDPs
FEE: Partnership educators - no cost; Non-partnership educators - $200

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Book Groups

Young People Finding Their Voice: Greater Boston Book Group

Open to all K-12 educators
DATE: Nov. 14, Dec. 12, 2019, Jan. 23, Feb. 27, Mar. 26, 2020
FOCAL SKILLS AND DISPOSITIONS: Developing cross-cultural sensitivity; Textual analysis & interpretation


PDPs: 15 PDPs
FEE: Partnership educators - no cost; Non-partnership educators - $150

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Teens, Bodies, and Identities: South Shore Book Group

Open to all K-12 educators
DATE: Dec. 3, 2019, Feb. 4, Mar. 24, 2020
FOCAL SKILLS AND DISPOSITIONS: Developing cross-cultural sensitivity; Textual analysis & interpretation


PDPs: 10 PDPs
FEE: Partnership educators - no cost; Non-partnership educators - $150

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