Investigating U.S. History: Launching the New Grade 5 Curriculum

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New MA Curriculum: Investigating History


Tuesday August 8 – Friday August 11, 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 grade 5

Grade 5 provides a study of North American history from the precolonial and colonial period through the Civil War and Reconstruction, followed by a study of the 20th-century movements for civil rights for all. This content unfolds through four distinct curriculum units:  Early Colonization and Growth of Colonies,  The American Revolution and Principles of United States Government, The Growth of the Republic Slavery, The Legacy of the Civil War and the Struggle for Civil Rights for All.

Standards: [5.T1] Early colonization and growth of colonies, [5.T2] Reasons for revolution, the Revolutionary War, and the formation of government

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Registration Information

Partnership Educators:

Registration must be approved through your school district. Click this link to identify and contact your school district’s Primary Source representative with your request.

Non-partnership Educators:

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Registration is ongoing until the course is filled.