What's New with Ancient Civilizations?

FOCAL SKILLS AND DISPOSITIONS: Research skills; Inquiry; Evaluating visual evidence

DATES: Nov. 15, Dec. 5, 2018, Jan. 8, 2019
TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Hebrew College (Newton, MA)
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)

How can the study of ancient civilizations activate or enhance global learning today? In light of the new state framework for Social Studies, we will explore innovative approaches, web-based technologies, and classroom strategies that can make the ancient world more meaningful for your students while strengthening their capacity for geographical reasoning and inquiry-based learning. Some topics the course will address include leadership and governance; myth, story and ritual; gender and family; and natural resources for daily life. Focal point civilizations and regions are the ancient Near East, the classical Greco-Roman world, and early China, with comparative examples from West African kingdoms and the ancient civilizations of the Americas. An in-depth museum experience will also be integral to the course.

Open to all K-12 educators.





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