The Project of Democracy: Teaching Civics for Active and Informed Participation

3-Part Seminar Series

Dates

Thursday October 28, 2021 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Thursday November 18, 2021 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Thursday December 9, 2021 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Location

Framingham State University, Framingham, MA

Focal Skills and Dispositions

Textual analysis and interpretation; Empowering informed action, Developing cross-cultural sensitivity.

PDPs/Credits

22.5 PDPs; 1 Graduate Credit ($160)

Fee

Partnership educators: no cost (other than fee for 1 graduate credit)
Non-partnership educators: $450 (plus fee for graduate credit)

Especially for educators of grades 5-12 (focus on 5th and 8th)

Whether it’s calls for environmental justice, navigating a fast-paced and constantly evolving media landscape, or understanding the implications of Supreme Court decisions or local legislative agendas, civic participation demands civic knowledge. In order for students to become active and informed participants in democratic life, they need to understand their rights and responsibilities as members of local, state, national, and global communities. This requires an appreciation of history, politics, and the different perspectives that shape opinions and competing political agendas. Join us as we explore the knowledge students need in order to act as empowered members of communities and citizens of the world. We’ll model and practice student-centered approaches to civics that make learning relevant, meaningful, and culturally affirming.

Registration Information

Partnership Educators:

Registration must be approved through your school district. Contact your school district’s Primary Source representative with your request.

Non-partnership Educators:

Register using the form below.

Questions?

Contact Sara Clamage at sara@primarysource.org.

Registration is ongoing until the course is filled.

Registration

Registration is closed

Mosaic America: Teaching Inclusive Elementary Social Studies

3-Part Seminar Series

Dates

Thursday January 27, 2022 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Temple Reyim (1860 Washington St, Auburndale, MA 02466)

February, 2022 (Asynchronous)
Location: Online

Tuesday March 8, 2022 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Temple Reyim (1860 Washington St, Auburndale, MA 02466)

Focal Skills and Dispositions

Textual analysis & interpretation; Inquiry; Evaluating visual evidence; Research skills

PDPs/Credits

22.5 PDPs; 1 Graduate Credit ($160)

Fee

Partnership educators: no cost (other than fee for 1 graduate credit)
Non-partnership educators: $450 (plus fee for 1 graduate credit)

Especially for educators of grades K-5

Come and prepare with Primary Source and your colleagues for the more inclusive approach to elementary social studies featured in the MA elementary Social Studies framework! We will explore the voices and experiences of marginalized populations through an exploration of Indigenous lives within and beyond New England, African American histories of the 17th to 19th centuries as well as the Civil Rights Movement, and children’s literature from diverse world traditions. As we go, we will feature sessions that blend skill-development approaches with content by modeling inquiry, cultivating historical thinking and civics skills, and incorporating primary sources.  We’ll investigate how to teach geography with maps and other tools, and consider how to connect local history to bigger themes. Grade-level breakout sessions will allow smaller groups of peers to focus on curricula, resources, and strategies relevant to each K-5 year.

Registration Information

Partnership Educators:

Registration must be approved through your school district. Contact your school district’s Primary Source representative with your request.

Non-partnership Educators:

Register using the form below.

Questions?

Contact Sara Clamage at sara@primarysource.org.

Registration is ongoing until the course is filled.

Registration

Registration is closed