PL-CI-110 Straight from the Source: Close Readings for Elementary Social Studies (3-5)
Thursday, April 27, 2017 3:45 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Total: 2.5 hours
One of the challenges of teaching social studies in grades 3-5 is finding engaging, relevant source texts that students can access. Straight from the Source is a collection of grade-level-edited texts and activities designed by Primary Source that will boost students' close reading skills while holding their interest! Join Primary Source's program directors as they share new resources that introduce topics from the Massachusetts curriculum and cultivate Common Core literacy skills as well as historical thinking skills.
After exploring the components of the curricula, we'll look at text types and how to adapt them, supporting materials for creating a "mini-unit" from each source, writing text-dependent questions, and sequencing and implementing the curricula with students of varying skill levels. You'll leave with a batch of new teaching materials specific to your grade level social studies curriculum and a clear picture of how to use the materials to excite your students about social studies.
About the Facilitators:
Ann Marie Gleeson, Ph.D., Program Director
Ann Marie Gleeson has worked as a Program Director at Primary Source for six years. She holds a PhD in curriculum and instruction specializing in social studies education. Additional professional experiences include work as an instructor of elementary social studies methods courses, a museum educator, and educational researcher. She was one of the co-creators of our Straight from the Source series.
Susan Zeiger, Ph.D., Program Director
Susan Zeiger is a historian and social studies educator with areas of expertise in women’s history, immigration history and modern world history. As a program director at Primary Source for eight years she has developed globally-oriented curriculum and courses with special attention to the integration of content on Africa, the Middle East, and global approaches to US History. She was one of the co-creators of our Straight from the Source series.
Deborah Cunningham, Ph.D., Senior Program Director
Deborah Cunningham has served as Senior Program Director at Primary Source for thirteen years. A former high school social studies teacher, she has developed and advised on the creation of online and in-person courses that span many world regions and cultures. Most recently, she has run a seminar for educators interested in becoming global education leaders in their schools and districts. She was one of the co-creators of our Straight from the Source series.
Who May Enroll: Educators of Grades 3-5
Location: Central Administration and Professional Development Center, Room 1
PDPs/Credits: 2.5 PDPs
Class Size: 25
Seat Availability: 10 of 25 available.
Last day to register: 4/20/2017
Central Administration and Professional Development Center, Room 1
146 Maple Street
Lexington, Ma 02420The zipcode must be numeric with at least five numbers.