“Whaling, Japanese Culture and the Whitfield /Manjiro Story Part 2” (including SEI strategies) no pre-requisite needed

 Local Summer 2019 Course Offering for teachers as well as interested community members!!!

Monday-Thursday –8:30-4:00 July 15-18, 2019

  • 30 PDP’s (37.5 PDP’s with project) $350 (or 3 credits / 67 ½ PDP’s LMU, additional cost is $235*) Participants will engage in hands-on activities based on the Massachusetts Pre-K-12 frameworks as well as many SEI strategies interwoven. Activities include: review and continuation of the history of Captain Whitfield and John Manjiro with regard to Fairhaven’s whaling days; a skype visit with Junji Kitadai from Japan, co-author of Drifting Toward the Southeast ; an essay on Manjiro’s attributes; creating a timeline of events; geography of Japan; history of the Samurai; Japanese culture including developing a personal box signature seal, origami, calligraphy, suminagashi (painting on water creating a journal cover/bookmark/scarf), bonsai tree, kokeshi and daruma figurines; whaling crafts including scrimshaw and sailor’s valentines; introduction to common Japanese phrases. New participants will receive: Essential Japanese Grammar by Everett Bleiler.
  • Each participant will receive 5 books: Manjiro: The Boy Who Risked His Life for Two Countries by Emily Arnold McCully; A Carp for Kimiko by Virginia Kroll; a Japanese cookbook; The Bamboo Sword by Margi Preus; and Whales by Seymour Simon. (substitutions may occur due to availability)
  • Teachers will create Japanese cuisine for their lunch each day in lieu of bringing their lunch. A class field trip to Quincy to the Kam Man Marketplace will involve shopping for ingredients, utensils, and Japanese artifacts and creating a photo slideshow.  Participants will create a gravestone rubbing of Captain Whitfield’s stone in Riverside Cemetery.
  • This course is limited to 10 participants and will be held at 11 Cherry St. Fairhaven, MA, the site of the Whitfield Manjiro Friendship House.
  • Instructors: Debra H. Almeida, EdD tel. (508) 997-7923; 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 2  Whaling, Japanese Culture and the Whitfield / Manjiro Story  Summer 2019

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