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The Caribbean, Central America & the U.S.: Connections Past & Present


FOCAL SKILLS AND DISPOSITIONS: Textual analysis & interpretation; Developing cross-cultural sensitivity; Inquiry; Research skills

DATES: January 23, Februrary 8, March 7, 2018
TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
PDPs/CREDITS:  22.5 PDPs; 1 graduate credit
FEE: Partnership educators - no cost other than fee for 1 graduate credit; Non-partnership educators - $450 plus fee for 1 graduate credit.

Half of the twelve top countries of origin for Massachusetts's immigrant families today are from the region of the Americas known as the Caribbean basin. This course explores the region and its long, complex, and sometimes troubled relationship to the U.S. While gaining deeper understanding of Caribbean history, geography, economics, and culture, participants will develop tools and knowledge to support culturally responsive teaching. The experience and contributions of Dominican, Haitian, and Central American migrants to the U.S. will receive special attention.  The course will increase participants’ ability to teach about the region utilizing excellent primary and secondary sources and inquiry-based teaching practices.


Open to all K-12 educators.

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