India’s Century of Change: Diversity, Democracy & Social Dynamics

4-Week Online Courses

Focal Skills and Dispositions

Evaluating visual evidence; Media literacy; Research skills; Analyzing point of view & purpose

PDPs/Credits

22.5 PDPs; 1 graduate credit available ($160 fee for credit)

Fee

Partnership educators: no cost
Non-partnership educators:

Open to all teachers of all grades K-12

Imagine how a country’s story changes when one switches the narrative from a reliance on colonial sources to the voices of those native to the country. This course analyzes the impact of such a switch through its exploration of India’s history and the diverse voices that comprise it. The 4-week asynchronous online course will provide educators with ways to approach this daunting diversity and to use it as a lens to examine India’s political development from the movement for independence and Partition to the re-election of Narendra Modi in 2019. Participants in the course will also examine the development of India’s economy, paying particular attention to urbanization, the wealth gap, and environmental issues. Cultural factors, such as gender, education, Bollywood will round out the course in the final week. A rich collection of readings, maps, photographs, documents, video, literature, and art will inform our study throughout the course.

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.

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Preparing Students for Global Citizenship

4-Week Online Courses

Focal Skills and Dispositions

Empowering informed action; Analyzing point of view and purpose; Inquiry; Communication

PDPs/Credits

22.5 PDPs; 1 graduate credit available ($160 fee for credit)

Fee

Partnership educators: $0
Non-partnership educators:

Open to all educators of all grades K-12

In an increasingly globalized and interconnected world, teachers & students must understand and wrestle with topics of global significance in order to successfully learn, collaborate, and lead in the future. This 4-week asynchronous online course offers an introduction to issues that affect the lives and experiences of people living around the world. You will learn about globalization, the environment, and international health as well as the organizations and people who work together to find fair and sustainable solutions to today’s most pressing challenges. Using online resources and readings, scholar videos, and interactive discussion forums, you will collaborate to expand your thinking about global issues and to explore ways to integrate the study of global topics into your teaching. Course highlights include “Featured Teacher” ideas for K-12 classroom application, integration of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, and weekly “web highlight” resources for classroom use.

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.

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Modern African History: Colonialism, Independence, and Legacies

4-Week Online Courses

Focal Skills and Dispositions

Evaluating visual evidence; Evaluating quantitative evidence; ICT literacy; Developing empathy

PDPs/Credits

22.5 PDPs; 1 graduate credit available ($160 fee for credit)

Fee

Partnership educators: $0
Non-partnership educators:

Especially for educators of grades 6-12.

How does the telling of Africa’s colonial history change when African sources and voices move from periphery to center? How can we understand the continent’s history not as a “single story” but a diverse and multi-sided one? This 4-week asynchronous online course is designed to advance your knowledge of African history in the nineteenth through twenty-first centuries. Emphasizing Africa’s relationship to world history developments and contemporary issues, the course introduces new curriculum entry points for teaching about Africa. Course topics include European colonization, the multiple forms of African resistance to colonial control, the rise of independence movements and leaders, Africa’s diverse experiences of the Cold War, the political upheavals and economic crises of the late 20th century, the role of women and young people as change makers, and the hopes and challenges of the continent today. Each session highlights a unique teaching strategy and explores exceptional web-based resources for selected topics. Our course was co-developed with Boston University’s African Studies Center.

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.

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Turning Points in Latin American History & Culture: From Colonization to the Cold War

4-Week Online Courses

Focal Skills and Dispositions

Textual analysis & interpretation; Evaluating visual evidence; Developing empathy; Assessing claims and evidence

PDPs/Credits

22.5 PDPs; 1 graduate credit available ($160 fee for credit)

Fee

Partnership educators: $0
Non-partnership educators:

Open to all teachers of all grades K-12

Understanding the dynamism and challenges of Latin America today requires a grasp of key historical events and cultural shifts over the past few centuries. This online course is designed to introduce important events and legacies through multimedia approaches that make history and the arts vivid and explain what is distinctive about the region. We will explore the periods of colonialism, independence and the abolition of the slavery, revolution (with examples from Mexico and Cuba), and the Cold War, making use of case studies from different countries and bilingual primary sources. Sessions include readings, videos, scholar podcasts, classroom- friendly primary sources, featured web resources, and discussion forums for reflection. As part of the course, you will curate a Latin American resource collection for your classroom using a tool of your choosing. 

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

Engaging Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Students & Families in Secondary Schools

This course has been approved by the MA DESE to provide 15 PDPs addressing the needs of English language learners.

4-Week Online Courses

Date

Wednesday October 20 – Tuesday November 16, 2021
Location: Online

Focal Skills and Dispositions

Collaboration; Empowering informed action; Developing cross-cultural sensitivity; Critical thinking

PDPs/Credits

22.5 PDPs; 1 graduate credit ($160)

Fee

Partnership educators: $0
Non-partnership educators: $400 (plus fee for 1 graduate credit)

Especially for teachers and administrators of grades 6-12

This online course provides a theoretical and practical foundation for culturally responsive teaching of English language learners in the elementary school setting. We will examine how young immigrant students experience school; the demographic and diversity profile of Massachusetts districts; cross-cultural communication and its implications for teaching and learning; and effective strategies for elementary schools to engage immigrant and refugee families. You will have the opportunity to reflect on your own teaching practice, apply course skills and strategies, and receive feedback from peers and the instructor. 

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

Engaging Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Students & Families in Elementary Schools

This course has been approved by the MA DESE to provide 15 PDPs addressing the needs of English language learners.

4-Week Online Courses

Date

Wednesday October 20 – Tuesday November 16, 2021
Location: Online

Focal Skills and Dispositions

Collaboration; Empowering informed action; Developing cross-cultural sensitivity; Critical thinking

PDPs/Credits

22.5 PDPs; 1 graduate credit ($160)

Fee

Partnership educators: $0
Non-partnership educators: $400 (plus fee for 1 graduate credit)

Especially for teachers and administrations of grades K-5

This online course provides a theoretical and practical foundation for culturally responsive teaching of English language learners in the elementary school setting. We will examine how young immigrant students experience school; the demographic and diversity profile of Massachusetts districts; cross-cultural communication and its implications for teaching and learning; and effective strategies for elementary schools to engage immigrant and refugee families. You will have the opportunity to reflect on your own teaching practice, apply course skills and strategies, and receive feedback from peers and the instructor. 

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.

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Global Understanding in Action: Human Rights, Educational Access & Gender Equity

4-Week Online Courses

Focal Skills and Dispositions

Empowering informed action; Evaluating quantitative data; Fostering creativity & innovation; Media literacy; Collaboration

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: $400 (plus fee for 1 graduate credit)

Open to all K-12 educators.

Teaching students to become change-makers requires a strong foundation and meaningful interactions with global topics. This 4-week asynchronous online course explores critical global topics – human rights, educational access, and gender equity – through the lens of social action. Through readings, videos, interactive web-based activities, and discussion forums, you will become familiar with key issues related to these topics. You will examine case studies of how K-12 teachers have implemented curricular activities and projects to turn student learning into student action, and develop an action project to support students’ transformation from global learners to global citizens. You will then be able to use these cases as inspiration for integrating these themes into your own classroom teaching and school initiatives. 

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