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Multicultural Astronomy in the Classroom

by rochelle on Nov. 19th, 2012 No Comments

Engage Your Students in Science Through Their Astronomical Heritage!

Project AstroMulticultural Astronomy in the Classroom

Saturday, January 12, 2013; 9:00am – 3:00pm
College of San Mateo Astronomy Department and Planetarium

This teacher professional development opportunity is brought to you by: Astronomical Society of the Pacific, College of San Mateo, Hartnell College, and Project ASTRO.

So often the teaching of astronomy ignores or sidesteps the contributions of non-European and non-U.S. cultures. Few educators receive much training in this area and often stick to what they know best, even when an increasing number of their students are from cultures beyond those familiar to them. In this workshop, explore activities and resources about the astronomical heritage of cultures from around the world, and learn some techniques to engage your students with diverse cultural backgrounds.

Target Audience: 3rd – 9th grade teachers; interested educators of all grade levels
Cost: $20 (includes lunch)
For more information and to register: Click Here

**NOTE: This is not an Academy sponsored workshop. Please direct all questions and requests for more information directly to Project ASTRO.**

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