Primary Source

Enhance global learning and expand your global resources toolkit with Primary Source FREE online seminars!

Teaching About Japan

In our free web series on Japan, we’ll explore the history of martial arts, examine Japan’s shrinking population, and take a virtual tour through Japanese culture and daily life. Join us for one, two or all three of our 1-hour online seminars starting in February (and featuring several Elgin Heinz award winners)!
Learn more and register today.

February 27, 2014 (missed this? Visit our online seminar library)
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. ET

From Samurai and Ninja to Bushido and Karate: The History and Culture of Martial Japan

Join us for an inspired look at the history and culture of martial arts in Japan and empower your students to make a deeper connection to this fascinating country.

March 26, 2014

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. ET

Shrinking Population: Japan’s Demographic Challenges

As a nation, Japan faces a 21st century challenge unlike any other. Join us as we examine the serious implications of Japan’s shrinking population.

April 29, 2014

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. ET

Tatami and Hamburgers: Japanese Culture and Daily Life

Join us as we explore Japanese cultural artifacts and the engaging stories behind them, and examine seasonal customs and their influence on arts, literature and celebrations.

Global Learning

March 1, 2014

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon ET

Using Global Primary Sources to Promote Inquiry

Explore different strategies designed to support inquiry and literacy skills through the use of global primary sources such as oral interviews, photographs, quantitative data, and others.


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