Social Studies Education

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Reading Material Maps in the Digital Age

Monday, July 9, 2018 – Friday, August 3, 2018<p>At the Newberry Library<p>Directed by Dr. James Akerman (Newberry Library) and Dr. Peter Nekola (Luther …

Digital Age

Second Volume of Core Document Curriculum Now Available – The Great Depression and the New Deal!

Recently, TeachingAmericanHistory.org launched the first volume in the new 35-volume document collection.<b>The second volume of the American History</b> …

Great Depression

APPALACHIA: A History of Mountains and People | Power and Place

The Power of Place: Land and Peoples in Appalachia<p><b>Dates:</b> July 8 to July 20, 2018 <b><br>Location:</b> University of North Carolina at Asheville <b><br>Application</b> …

Teacher Conference

Model Curriculum Update Volunteer Form -- Science, Social Studies, and Financial Literacy Survey

2018 Summer Professional Development Opportunities in Social Studies

Profile in Courage Essay Contest - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum

The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation invites U.S. high school students to describe and analyze an act of political courage by a U.S. elected …

Trump Says He Will Release Final Set of Documents on Kennedy Assassination

WASHINGTON — President Trump has decided to release a final batch of thousands of classified government documents related to the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Mr. Trump announced in a tweet on Saturday morning.<p>“Subject to the receipt of further information, I will be allowing, as …

Lee Harvey Oswald

Student Video Contest for Grades 6-12

We now live in a world of over 7 billion people and demographers expect us to reach 9 billion by mid-century.<p>Human population growth exacerbates many …

Population

HELPING TEACHERS MAKE WARRANTED CLAIMS ABOUT LEARNING: BHP’S RESIDUAL BENEFIT

<i>Bob Bain</i> <i><br>University of Michigan</i> <i><br>Big History Project</i><p>Students in Big History Project course learn to make <b>warranted claims</b>, a vital element in critical …

How Social Studies Educators Approach The Holiday Named For Columbus

Robert Siegel speaks with Lawrence Paska, executive director of the National Council for the Social Studies, on the changing currents around the teaching of Christopher Columbus.<p>Transcript<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:<p>Today is a holiday - Columbus Day. Observing Columbus Day used to be a pretty simple, jolly …

Social Studies

2018 Summer Professional Development

<b>2018 Graduate Programs</b><p>For more than 50 years, Freedoms Foundation has presented critically acclaimed, accredited graduate courses for teachers. Our …

Schedule: 2017 Westheimer Peace Symposium: Welcoming the Other

Saturday, October 7, 1:00-4:30 p.m. <b><br>“Passages”: A UN Refugee Awareness Raising Game (Ages 16+)</b> <br>Registration: 12:30 p.m.: 101 Hermann Court, Wilmington …

General e-Bulletin #1

Calling all government, social studies, and civics teachers!<p>OCLRE invites you to attend <b>Constitution Camp</b> November 8-9, 2018 at 1700 Lakeshore Dr, …

Advanced Workshops

The Holocaust & Humanity Center hosts several works for educators each year. Attend one of these workshops and receive free resources, network with …

EDpuzzle

Make any video your lesson. Edit a video by cropping it, adding your voice or embedding questions. Then, track your students with powerful …

The Reporter e-Bulletin

Are you interested in one of our programs but not sure you are ready to make the commitment? Do you want to know more about a program?

Constitution Day

Overview<p>Constitution Day and Citizenship Day is observed each year on September 17 to commemorate the signing of the Constitution on September 17, …

Americans Are Poorly Informed About Basic Constitutional Provisions

Many Americans are poorly informed about basic constitutional provisions, according to APPC's Constitution Day Civics Survey. It finds that 37% can’t …

Constitutional Law

Fostering Civil Discourse, Part 1

There has been much conversation about the need to foster civil discourse: in our government, our media, and our classrooms and communities. As we …

The NCSS Podcast: Teaching 9/11 in a Changing World

This year marks the 16th anniversary of 9/11. In this podcast, Megan Jones and Jennifer Lagasse of the 9/11 Memorial & Museum discuss themes from …

TimelineJS Embed

OCLRE | General e-Bulletin #1

“Appeal” To Your Students’ Love of Arguing:<br>Learn How to Bring Mock Trial to Your Classroom<p><b>Attend the Introduction to Mock Trial Professional</b> …

TAH.org Toolkits

Introduction<p>What are TAH.org Toolkits? How are they organized? What is in each of them?<p>The American Founding<p>The American Revolution and Founding – a …

Are teachers professionals?

Are teachers professionals?<p>It seems like a simple question with an obvious answer, but for years teachers have been treated by policymakers as anything but professionals. Their judgments about how to educate and evaluate children are not taken into account, and they are evaluated by measures that …

Education

What the City Really Looked Like in 1776: 10 Things You Can Learn from Virtual Williamsburg

If a visit to Colonial Williamsburg is a trip back in time, when exactly is that time? We use shorthand terms so often—18th century, Revolutionary …

Williamsburg

Episode 63: Civics Simulations in the Classroom with Jane Lo

In episode 63, Michael & Dan discuss a project-based learning approach to government class – using simulations – with Jane Lo. Jane’s article …

Americans need to know all our history: the good, the bad and the complex

I am spending the Fourth of July in my hometown, Seattle, where, exactly a century ago, the Hiram Chittenden Locks opened with a boat parade and predictions that the new waterway connecting Lake Washington to Puget Sound would turn the upstart town into the biggest port on the West Coast. Los …

Cartoons