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2015-16 Face-to-Face Courses

NOTE: These 2015-16 courses are now closed. Please see our 2016 Summer Institutes.
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 Primary Source in Watertown, Massachusetts.

Seminar Series

The Making of Latin America: A Thematic Approach

Open to all K-12 educators
DATES: Nov. 3, Dec. 2, Jan. 15, 2016

TIME: 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
GRADES: K-12
PDPs/Credits: 27 PDPs; 1 graduate credit
FEE: Partnership educators - no cost other than fee for 1 graduate credit;
Non-partnership educators - $375 plus fee for 1 graduate credit.

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Unmuddling the Modern Middle East

Especially for 6-12 educators
DATES: Feb. 26, Mar. 30, Apr. 13, 2016 (NOTE: THIS COURSE IS FULL)

TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
GRADES: 6-12
PDPs/Credits: 27 PDPs; 1 graduate credit
FEE: Partnership educators - no cost other than fee for 1 graduate credit;
Non-partnership educators - $375 plus fee for 1 graduate credit.

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1-Day Workshops

Fresh Approaches to Teaching Geography

Especially for K-8 educators
DATE: October 27, 2015

TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
GRADES: K-8
PDPs: 5 
FEE: Partnership educators - no cost;
Non-partnership educators - $175

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The Vote in America

Especially for 8-12 educators
DATE: October 28, 2015

TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
GRADES: 8-12
PDPs: 5 
FEE: Partnership educators - no cost;
Non-partnership educators - $175

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Japan: Teaching Peace, Connecting People

In collaboration with Boston Children's Museum

Especially for K-8 educators
DATE: November 7, 2015

TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Boston Children’s Museum
GRADES: K-8
PDPs: 5 
FEE: Partnership educators - no cost;
Non-partnership educators - $125

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Using Global Texts to Build Common Core Skills: Evidence & Claims

Especially for 6-12 educators
DATE: February 10, 2016

TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
GRADES: 6-12
PDPs: 5 
FEE: Partnership educators - no cost;
Non-partnership educators - $175

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Chinese Innovations that Changed the World

In collaboration with Boston Children's Museum

Especially for K-8 educators
DATE: March 5, 2016

TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Boston Children’s Museum
GRADES: K-8
PDPs: 5 
FEE: Partnership educators - no cost;
Non-partnership educators - $125

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Global Perspectives & Diversity in Children’s Literature

Especially for K-8 educators
DATE: March 9, 2016 (NOTE: THIS COURSE IS FULL)

TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
GRADES: K-8
PDPs: 5 
FEE: Partnership educators - no cost;
Non-partnership educators - $175

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Teaching about Natural Disasters: Knowledge & Action for a Global Concern

Open to all K-12 educators
DATE: April 6, 2016

TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
GRADES: K-12
PDPs: 5 
FEE: Partnership educators - no cost;
Non-partnership educators - $175

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Book Group

Telling Black Lives

Open to all K-12 educators
DATES: Nov. 5, Dec. 10, 2015, Jan. 14, Feb. 10, Mar. 10, 2016

TIME: 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
GRADES: K-12
PDPs: 10 
FEE: Partnership educators - no cost;
Non-partnership educators - $125

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