Teacher Stories Over the Years Students from Meridian Academy Connect with Indigenous Costa Rican Community Students spent three days living with local host families and engaging in some of their daily routines, from milking cows to learning how to cook traditional cuisine. Fall River Teacher Helps Students Connect to Cultural Heritage Through new lessons, students will work on English language acquisition through sharing stories orally and writing about "who they are, with all their cultural richness and experience." Bringing East Asian Stories into the Elementary Classroom Laura Richardson studied East Asian literature, geography, and culture in a 2010 course with Primary Source. During the program, she met children's author and illustrator Grace Lin, who inspired her to introduce a new unit of study to her first graders. Lowell Teacher Uses Scholarship Money to Connect with Diverse Students "I applied for the scholarship because I wanted to make more of a connection with the students and families at my school." Scholarship Winners Equipped to Better Understand and Engage Diverse Students Scholarship winner Vincenza Goodwin discusses her projects and her thoughts on the importance of cultural proficiency for educators of diverse classrooms. From Primary Source to the Classroom: Teaching about Colonial and Postcolonial Africa Meet Todd Whitten, a teacher who is working to bring global education into the classroom and broaden his students' perspectives about Africa and the world. Hopkinton Students Inspire Community to Take Action Around Global Issues Hopkinton educators began a new initiative called Hopkinton Helping Humanity—a club for students to take action and educate their community about global issues. Educators at The Park School Share China Study Tour Experiences Two educators from The Park School traveled to China on a Primary Source international study tour and are using their first-hand experiences to engage students in learning about China. An International School Teacher Recommends Learning Online with Primary Source Curious about what it's like to take an online course with Primary Source? Read about one teacher's experience taking our modern China online course. Wellesley Students Become Global Citizens with Help from their Teacher Colleen Tang created a unit on global citizenship for her 8th grade students. Read about her students' experience learning about what it means to be a global citizen. Primary Source Institute Inspires 6th Grade Science Teacher "I can't thank Primary Source enough for teaching me how to be a better teacher. With the resources, ideas, & web 2.0 tools, I'm better able to bring the world into my classroom." Global Teacher Scholarships Granted to Educators Primary Source announced the winners of the first-ever Global Teacher Scholarship, a program designed to provide critical professional development for educators in high-need, diverse districts. The Common Core: Getting There Globally Looking for ways to integrate the study of world cultures and histories into your curriculum while meeting Common Core State Standards? Read Primary Source's guest blog post for the EdWeek Global Learning blog. Donor Spotlight: Ric and Donna Calleja Ric and Donna Calleja are teachers in the Brookline and Watertown school districts, respectively. Read on to hear more about the experiences that have helped shape their interest in global education, and why they, as educators, support Primary Source. Spanish Teacher Develops Unit on Cuba After Primary Source Course Carrie DeBlois-Mello talks about her experience participating in Primary Source's Social Movements in Latin America course. Teaching About Japan, One Year After the Disaster To commemorate the one-year anniversary of the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear crisis that devastated Japan, Primary Source wrote a guest blog for The Learning Network, a New York Times blog. Students Initiate Video Exchange with Students in India Bryce Mattie teaches Harvard, Massachusetts. After traveling to India on the Primary Source Chalo, India! study tour, she was inspired to initiate a video collaboration project between her class and students at the Banyan Tree School in India. Cricket: Teaching About the World Through International Sports After attending Primary Source's Asians in the U.S. summer institute, an Acton teacher was inspired to introduce an international element to her 4th - 6th grade classes by teaching her students how to play cricket. DC Teachers Become Students at Primary Source Six educators from Daniel A. Payne Elementary School in Washington, DC, traveled to Boston to attend Primary Source's Teaching for Global Understanding in the 21st Century summer institute. Teacher Q&A: Clara Greisman, Marin Country Day School, California Read on to hear more about this California teacher's experience learning and traveling with Primary Source. Holliston Teacher Expands "Green" Learning Marie Cuevas, a 6th grade geography teacher from Holliston is incorporating lessons on the environment into her classroom inspired by the Primary Source course A Greener World: Understanding Connections Between People and the Environment. Teachers Organize Korea Festival at Whitman Middle School Educators at Whitman Middle School organized a Korean festival for their sixth grade students as the culminating activity for a unit on the novel A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park. Teacher Q & A: Beth Spaulding, Henniker Community School Beth Spaulding teaches fifth grade American History and sixth grade History and Culture in New Hampshire. She has attended Primary Source seminars on United States history, East Asia, and Latin America. Teacher Q&A: Christine Archer Christine discusses her professional development experiences with Primary Source and how she has integrated what she has learned into her classroom curriculum. Global Leadership Class Increases Students' Global Awareness Imagine a high school classroom discussing how microfinance can improve the lives of people all over the world. Primary Source is helping teachers like Belmont High School's Jeff Shea to design experiences like these for their students. Marblehead Students "Migrate" to Mexico through Mariposa Project Marblehead educators are working with Primary Source to globalize their curriculum, and they have found creative ways to do so with some of their youngest students. Students, Teachers, and Business Leaders Make the Case for Global Education A group of educators presented to members of the Massachusetts DESE and spoke of the critical need for increased global education in Massachusetts classrooms. Somerville High School Student Wins Global Citizen Scholarship Frozan Omar, a Somerville High School student, has been named a Global Citizen Scholarship recipient by EF Educational Tours and Primary Source. Building Global Classrooms In partnership with schools and teachers, Primary Source is bringing global content into K-12 classrooms in innovative ways. Recently, a group of twenty-three Massachusetts educators gathered in the organization's Watertown office for an intensive one-day workshop designed to help develop globally-minded schools. Educators Explore New Immigrant Communities Participating educators in our New Bostonians course visited field sites to meet leaders in several Boston-area ethnic communities. Teacher Q&A: James Buck, Watertown High School James Buck teaches world history at Watertown High School. A frequent participant in Primary Source seminars, he recently began incorporating an international community service project into the traditional curriculum.