Local Summer 2019 Course Offering for teachers as well as interested community members!!!
Monday-Thursday July 8-11, 2019, 8:30-4:00
-30 PDP’s (37.5 PDP’s with project) $350 (or 3 credits/67.5 PDP’s from LMU additional cost is $235*) Participants will engage in hands-on activities based on the math, science, social studies, and language arts Massachusetts Pre-K-12 frameworks and Common Core Standards. Activities include: the history of Captain Whitfield and John Manjiro with regard to Fairhaven’s whaling days; Japanese culture including language, calligraphy, art, music, cuisine; ELA, science, geography and math related to whaling; a tour of Captain Whitfield’s house, the Whaling Museum and the Manjiro Trail; creation of a Kamishibai box theater; and much more!
-Each participant will receive 5 complimentary books; Japanese Traditions, Rice Cakes, Cherry Blossoms and Matsuri, A Year of Seasonal Japanese Festivities by Setsu Broderick; Heart of a Samurai by Margi Preus; Shipwrecked, The True Adventures of a Japanese Boy by Rhada Blumberg; Essential Japanese Grammar by Everett Bleiler; Kamishibai Man by Allen Say. Recommended readings: Manjiro: The Boy Who Risked His Life for Two Countries by Emily Arnold McCully; note there may be substitutions of book titles due to availability. Participants will also receive reproductions of primary source documents.
-Teachers will create Japanese cuisine for their lunch each day in lieu of bringing their lunch featuring yakisoba, vegetable sushi, tempura, and delightful dishes!
-Class is limited to 10 participants and will be held at 11 Cherry St. Fairhaven, MA, the site of the Whitfield Manjiro Friendship House Museum.
Instructors: Debra H. Almeida, EdD tel. (508) 997-7923 / (508) 642-2158; Ayako Rooney, Japanese language teacher and cultural advisor; Gerry Rooney, President and CEO; (508) 858-5303
*Project for graduate credit is due 4 weeks after the last class. Payment for LMU graduate credit is due the first day of class.
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Check for the initial fee of $350 is payable to “WMFS” and can be mailed or dropped off to: WMFS 11 Cherry St. Fairhaven, MA 02719 Registration closes for the course June 14, 2019
Part 1 Whaling, Japanese Culture and the Whitfield / Manjiro Story Summer 2019
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