Investigating Geography and Ancient World History: Launching the New Middle School Curriculum

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New MA Curriculum: Investigating History


Tuesday July 25 – Friday July 28, 2023 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: In-person

Wednesday December 6 – Thursday December 7, 2023 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: In-person


Holiday Inn & Suites, Marlborough, Massachusetts


45 PDPs or 2 graduate credit (grad credit is optional, $320 fee not included in partner registration)


Partnership educators: $1,000 per teacher for PS Partner Districts
Non-partnership educators: $1,250 per teacher

For educators of grades 6 & 7

Grade 6 provides an introduction to early human history through the Neolithic Era, and to world geography and ancient history of 3 world regions: Western Asia/the Middle East/North Africa; Sub-Saharan Africa; and the Americas.

Grade 7 provides an introduction to world geography and ancient history of 4 world regions and trans-Asian trade and cultural networks. Units include South and Central Asia; East Asia; Southeast Asia and Oceania; and Europe.

Standards: [6.T1] Human origins, the Neolithic and Paleolithic Eras, [6.T2] Western Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, [7.T1] Central and South Asia, [7.T2] East Asia

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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.


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Registration is ongoing until the course is filled.