Since 2007, the Turkish Cultural Foundation and the World Affairs Council of America have partnered in the Spotlight on Turkey program which features two-week Teacher Study Tours to Turkey. Visiting Anatolia, the cradle of many civilizations and the vibrant nation of Turkey has been a transforming experience for over 500 teachers who traveled to Turkey with TCF.
Meltem Gocke, Turkish Cultural Foundation, Washington, DC; Yasemin Alptekin, Turkish Cultural Foundation, Washington, DC
The magic, passion and human instinct a teacher brings into the four walls of a classroom cannot be replaced or even mimicked by a computer. The Voces vision is to integrate technology into the real classroom, enhancing the students understanding of U.S. History and how it applies to students today. Here is how Voces eTextbooks--in your hands--make it happen. Let's spend less on textbooks and more on teachers.
Ed Miller, Teacher's Discovery, Auburn Hills, MI; Rick Vess, Teacher's Discovery, Auburn Hills, MI
Turkey's crucial geo-political place in the world and its political and social facts in history and a present bear global significance and interconnectedness to the U.S. and American students.
Meltem Gokce, Turkish Cultural Foundation, Washington, DC; Yasemin Alptekin, Turkish Cultural Foundation, Washington, DC
The Fed's popular online game has been updated, and now features a robust learning component and enhanced functionality. Learn how to use this game as part of a dynamic personal finance and economics curriculum!
Rema Oxandaboure, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Most social studies topics incorporate archaeological information. Learn about standards-based educational resources offered by the leading international archaeology organizations. Lesson plans, classroom resources, and recommended electronic media provided.
Meredith Langlitz, Archaeology Education Clearinghouse, Boston, MA
Join us as we examine the Constitution: An Economic Document. Participate in text analysis, close reading strategies for economic/history texts, and an active-learning simulation taking you back to Jamestown, pre-constitution!
Debbie Henny, Mesa Community College, Mesa, AZ; Ken Leonard, Foundation for Teaching Economics, Davis, CA
Teaching controversial issues often leads to uncomfortable classroom interaction for students. Learn to teach divisive topics while fostering appreciation and respect for multiple viewpoints using the Structured Academic Controversy Method.
Michelle Cude, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA; Holly Hoover, Stonewall Jackson High School, Quicksburg, VA
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