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Borders and Borderlands: The Acadian Experience in Maine


Locations: Orono (ME), Moncton (NB), and Fort Kent (ME)

An NEH residential Teacher Institute, offered by the Maine Humanities Council
How do geographic, political, ethnic, and cultural boundaries shape and define our lives? The Acadians, a French-speaking group whose homeland straddles the Northeastern US - Canada border, have faced severe physical and cultural dislocations over the centuries, and their experience plays a revealing role in the larger context of borders and boundaries. What can we learn from their story as multiculturalism becomes the norm in the US?   --> read more »

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Mastering the Common Core with the Choices Program


The Choices Program is excited to offer a new professional development opportunity to district-level social studies leaders. Mastering the Common Core with the Choices Program will explore methods for implementing the Choices Program’s materials and approach to meet Common Core objectives. The cost of the training is $950. Travel, lodging, and some meals are the responsibility of the sending district. Payment in full is due upon acceptance. Review of applicants will continue until full. Enrollment is limited to 25.   --> read more »

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