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June 26, 2017 - June 30, 2017


Across the Salish Sea: Canada-US Connections in the Pacific Northwest

Starting at the Edgewater Hotel, Pier 67, Seattle, WA
Ending at the Fairmont Empress Hotel, Victoria, BC

The U.S. today faces unprecedented demand for globally competent citizens and professionals. To this end, the Pacific Northwest National Resource Center on Canada offers the STUDY CANADA Summer Institute for K-12 Educators annually to provide American educators with an excellent foundation for teaching about our vital political, economic, environmental and cultural relationships with Canada.
For almost 40 years, teachers from every state have learned about core social studies topics related to Canada—such as geography, history, government, and economics—from university faculty and other experts. Important outcomes have always included gaining global perspectives of civic issues, receiving numerous resources for classroom use, and developing curricula that meet Common Core, C3 and state standards.
Since 2015, a unique two-nation agenda was developed to highlight the ties that bind the US and Canada as cultural cousins, political neighbors, environmental stewards of the continent, and as trade partners with strong ties to Pacific Rim nations.

$650 registration fee includes a choice of 3 WWU undergraduate quarter credits (C/AM 410) or 40 WA State-issued clock hours, 4 nights’ accommodation at iconic hotels, 4 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 1 dinner plus one-way ferry transit across the Salish Sea.

Witness history and trans-border cultural connections come to life during special activities in both Seattle and Victoria.

Participate in a series of core content sessions in Seattle and benefit from experiential learning opportunities in Victoria.

Gain tools to create your own PowerPoint presentation on Canada suitable for students – or even colleagues if interested in becoming a K-12 STUDY CANADA Teacher Associate with NRC support for regional presentations.

Receive multiple classroom materials that will help you improve curriculum connections to Canada.

Apply for a $250 travel award, if eligible. Information and eligibility rules are posted here

Develop a standards-based lesson plan for posting online – required if earning credit or receiving travel support.

Click here to learn more and to register. Registration opens November 1, 2016.


June 26, 2017
June 30, 2017


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