Tuesday, February 23, 2016

2016 Local Spring Course Offering for teachers:

EDU 5060 Whaling, Japanese Culture and the Whitfield /Manjiro Story Part 1

Saturdays March 26, April 9, May 7, June 4, 2016 8:30-4:00

30 PDP’s (37.5 PDP’s with project) $275 (or 3 credits/67.5 PDP’s from Cambridge College, additional cost is $150*) 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, 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. 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.
Class is limited to 10 participants and will be held at 11 Cherry St. Fairhaven, MA, the site of the Whitfield Manjiro Friendship 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 Cambridge College credit is due the first day of class.

Checks for the initial non-refundable fee of $275 are payable to “WMFS” and can be mailed or dropped off to:

WMFS, 11 Cherry St., Fairhaven, MA 02719
Registration closes for the course March 1, 2016
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Enclosed is $275 to:          WMFS, 11 Cherry St. Fairhaven, MA 02719

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