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Following in Ancient Footsteps: The Hopewell in Ohio – An NEH Summer Scholars Program

What will we be doing every day? Find out here!<p>Where are we going again? Here's the detail you're looking for regarding the landmark sites we'll …

Visualizing Dr. King's "I Have A Dream" Speech

Perhaps one of the most powerful speeches in American history is Martin Luther King's "I Have A Dream" speech made on the steps of the Lincoln …

One man's mission to walk the Great Wall of China with a drone

<b>William Lindesay has been obsessed with the Great Wall of China since seeing it in a school atlas as a child in England, and last year embarked on an epic journey to fulfil a lifelong ambition - to film the wall in its entirety from the air. He told the BBC's Anna Jones about this quest.</b><p>"The Great …

Great Wall of China

Talking Social Studies

A show where you will find conversations about strategies, resources, ideas and more, all designed to help today’s social studies teachers.

Guest Post: Social Studies & The Common Core (With Downloadable Lessons)

Last last year, I published a two-part series at my Education Week Teacher column with answers to this question: What do the Common Core Standards …

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​Social Studies Should Teach Students for Tomorrow, Not the Past

Are you teaching for tomorrow? It’s a question I often ask myself and educators in my professional network. In fact, this question has become the …

Education

Why Literacy Educators Need to be Advocates for Science and Social Studies Education

by Guest Blogger Nell Duke, Professor at the University of Michigan, Author, and 2016 Literacy for All Conference Keynote SpeakerTime devoted to …

Education

Lyrics IPS Activity.pdf

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Pearl Harbor 75th Commemoration

Includes the USS <i>Arizona</i>, the USS <i>Utah</i>, and the USS <i>Oklahoma</i> Memorials.<p>Open Daily, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.*<p>Climb aboard the last U.S. battleship, the "Mighty …

iCivics Drafting Board: Unique, useful, but needs more

<i>Editor’s note: This article concludes our series</i> <i>The Right Tool for the Job: Improving Reading and Writing in the Classroom</i><i>, which provides in-depth</i> …

ARCH: Assessment Resource Center for History Education: What is the ARCH?

Existing assessments of historical knowledge used in K-12 classrooms across the nation consist primarily of traditional standardized tools, which …

How do I Ponder videos?

Browse to any video on Youtube.com or Vimeo.com or...<p>Browse to any .mp4 video on Dropbox by going to the "Share Link" for the file.<p>You will see the …

Socratic Smackdown

<b>Watch the Video Tutorial:</b><p><b>Download the Print & Play Game Pack:</b><p>Socratic Smackdown (PDF, 340KB)<p><b>Tell Us What You Think</b>

Founding Freedoms Essay and Playwriting Contest

<b>GENERAL INFORMATION</b><p>The National Constitution Center is proud to announce the return of the Founding Freedoms Essay and Playwriting Contests, designed …

Education

Miami University Wins Contract To Host Buckeye Boys State Summer Program

<b>BY BLAIR DONOVAN</b><b><br>Miami University journalism student</b><p>Miami University will host the American Legion Buckeye Boys State summer program for the next five years, starting this June.<p>The partnership became official on Oct. 8 after representatives from Miami, the American Legion, and the Ohio American …

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Watch Earth's History Play Out On A Football Field

Grant Ernhart works with the U.S. Biathlon Team, so he spends a lot of time among snow-capped mountains. From the Canadian Rockies, he lobbed a question to Skunk Bear, NPR's science YouTube channel.<p>"I'm standing next to some mountains that are millions of years old," Ernhart said, "and the Earth is …

Stanford researchers find students have trouble judging the credibility of information online

Education scholars say youth are duped by sponsored content and don't always recognize political bias of social messages.

Education

Standards Revision in Science, Social Studies and Financial Literacy

(Re)Building Classroom Community Post-Election

Facing History and StoryCorps share resources to help students gain critical thinking skills, empathy and tolerance, and a sense of civic …

Public Historians Wanted! Internships at Gettysburg National Military Park

Are you interested in a career with the National Park Service? Do you enjoy talking to people from across the country and around the world? Would you …

National Parks

Changing the Teaching of History, One Byte at a Time

In October 2010, a fourth grader returned from school and set her history book on the table. Flipping through <i>Our Virginia: Past and Present</i>, a book …

History

Magnificent, awful, profound: The stories the new African American museum will tell

<i>Robert L. Wilkins, a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, served on the presidential commission created by Congress to plan the National Museum of African American History and Culture. His book on the creation of the museum, “Long Road to Hard Truth,” was released this …

Black History

10 Ways to Use Google Maps in the Classroom

10 Ways to Use Google Maps in the Classroom<p>By Jessica Sanders<p>Google Maps is a great free tool for teachers to engage students. They’ll love mapping …

Education Technology

20 YouTube Channels for Social Studies

YouTube is a fantastic resource for schools to teach content and for students to learn content. For pretty much any topic you can think of, someone …

How To Win The Presidency With 23 Percent Of The Popular Vote

It's that time again: time for Americans to figure out how, exactly, their presidential election works. "Electoral College" searches spike every four years, just before Election Day, according to Google ... and the search volume is picking up right now.<p>Long story short: To win the presidency, you …

Elections

The Best Resources For Writing In Social Studies Classes

As I mentioned two days ago, in addition to teaching high school during the day, I also teach an ESL Methods class to teacher credential candidates …

Education

Why Students Can't Google Their Way to the Truth

Students would be wise to learn the strategies fact-checkers use to evaluate online information, write Sam Wineburg and Sarah McGrew.

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