Thinking Like a Historian: Immigration History Through Primary Sources
Four-Week Online Course
Course Dates: March 5 - April 2, 2014
PDPs/Credits: 22.5 PDPs; 1 graduate credit
Fee: Partnership educators—no cost other than fee for 1 graduate credit; Non-partnership educators—$225 plus fee for 1 graduate credit.
Through online resources about immigration history, educators will learn how to incorporate and use primary sources in the elementary and middle school classroom. Teachers will explore materials from the Library of Congress collection and the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, deepen their understanding of primary sources, and consider how K-8 students can benefit from observing and analyzing them.
This course will be offered completely online and will require a basic comfort level and interest in the use of computer technology as a medium for learning. The time for completing each week's work is approximately 3-4 hours.
Especially for educators in grades K-8.
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.