“Whaling, Japanese Culture and the Whitfield /Manjiro Story Part 1”

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

Registration information:

Name: _______________________________________________________________ Grade level that you teach: ____________________

Address:_____________________________________________________________ School: ___________________________________________

Telephone best reached at:_________________________________________School phone number:__________________________

Email address best reached at: _____________________________________________________________________

“Whaling, Japanese Culture and the Whitfield /Manjiro Story Part 2”

“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

Registration information:

Name: _______________________________________________________________ Grade level that you teach: ____________________

Address:_____________________________________________________________ School: ___________________________________________

Telephone best reached at:_________________________________________School phone number:__________________________

Email address best reached at: _____________________________________________________________________

2019 MTA Next Generation Program – Registration Open!

Please consider applying  to the 2018-2019 MTA Next Generation Leadership program. The MTA Next Generation Leadership Program is for MTA members who want to help make their locals powerful and effective organizations.  It is designed to inspire activism and to teach members how to solve workplace problems through active engagement. More information about the Next Generation leadership program is available here.  All MTA members who meet the criteria below are welcome to attend-whether you’ve been a member for 1 year or 20 years. 

Participation criteria:
  • Active service members currently employed;
  • Have not served as a union officer or executive board member for more than three years;
  • Are motivated by an impulse to help build strong, capable, active local associations;
  • May or may not have any background as a union activist or activist in other organizations;
  • Curious, purposeful, willing to share what you know and learn what others share.
Sessions will be held in different regions of the state according to the following schedule:

Education Association of Plymouth-Carver Office |  Friday, November 2 at 5:00 pm – Sunday, November 4 at 12:00 pm
MTA Auburn Office  |  Friday, January 25 at 5:00 pm – Sunday, January 27 at 12:00 pm
MTA Headquarters in Quincy   |  Wednesday, February 20 at 5:00 pm – Friday, February 22 at 12:00 pm  (vacation week offering)
MTA Holyoke Office  |  Friday, March 29 at 5:00 pm – Sunday, March 31 at 12:00 pm  
MTA Lynnfield  |  Friday, May 31 at 5:00 pm – Sunday, June 2 at 12:00 pm
PLEASE NOTE: Applications are considered on a rolling basis. This application will serve for all of the above dates. APPLY TODAY!