The Distinctive Dynasties of Ancient and Imperial China
Online orientation dates: Approximately 6 hours, completed between
June 15 – July 12, 2013
Course dates: July 15 – 19, 2013
Course time: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Hingham High School (Hingham, Massachusetts)
Follow-up session: September 24, 2013; 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
PDPs offered: 67.5
Graduate credits offered: 3
Fee: Partnership educators—no cost other than fee for 3 graduate credits; Non-partnership educators—$600 plus fee for 3 graduate credits
China is often described as a "continuous" civilization, and while cultural continuities abound from one era to the next, China's long history is equally a record of dynamism in political, social and artistic life. By exploring the cultures and characteristics of several important Chinese dynasties, we can begin to grasp how ideas evolved within China and in response to external influences including foreign conquest. Whether reading a Tang dynasty poem, discussing Confucius' Analects, or viewing a scroll painting of Song dynasty city life, we can use the remarkable products of Chinese culture to bring its distinctive (yet universal) stories to life. This course will include content and resources designed for both elementary educators and teachers of world history to 1800.
Open to all K-12 educators.
Partnership educators: Registration must be approved through your school district. Please get in touch with your school district's Primary Source contact person and let them know which program(s) you are interested in. Upon approval from your district, Primary Source will contact you with instructions for online registration.
Registration deadline extended to Friday, May 10. Limited seats are available!