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Rock the Vote's Democracy Class is a one-period, civics education lesson plan that teaches high school students about the importance of voting, the history behind it, and registers them to vote. The program uses popular culture, video, a mock election, and classroom discussion to excite students about participating in our democracy and enable them to recognize the power that comes with voting.

Educators can download the materials needed to teach Democracy Class for free from

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Was the Constitution Pro-Slavery? The Changing View of Frederick Douglass

By Robert Cohen
Many have questioned whether the document on which our nation is based sanctioned slavery. But renowned abolitionist Frederick Douglass, who originally condemned the Constitution, came to view it in a much different light.

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The Library of Congress is seeking applications from current world history or world geography teachers for a Teacher-in-Residence position within its Educational Outreach division during the 2017-18 school year.
The program description and application details for the position can be found at
The Educational Outreach division develops and delivers teaching materials and programs to make the Library’s unparalleled collections of primary sources visible, accessible and easy for K-12 teachers to integrate into the classroom.

Nuclear Weapons History and Policy Choices (Book)

Download this free book from the website of the author, Raymond G. Wilson, Emeritus Associate Professor of Physics, Illinois Wesleyan University. Visit
The book, titled Nuclear War: Hiroshima, Nagasaki and a Workable Moral Strategy for Achieving and Preserving World Peace (AuthorHouse, 2014) is a PDF, 23 MB, 256 pages. It is also available at in print or as an ebook.
June 28, 2017 - 10:30am EDT to June 30, 2017 - 11:30am EDT
Read about several professional development events hosted by the American Psychological Association.
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APA/Clark University Workshop for High School Teachers
The 13th annual APA/Clark University Workshop for High School Teachers will be held June 28-30, 2017, at Clark University in Worcester, MA. All interested high school psychology teachers are invited to apply; the workshop will be open to 25 teachers. 
National History Day is looking for Judges for the National Contest 2017. About 500 judges are needed to evaluate the projects.
National History Day (NHD) is a yearlong program that engages students in grades 6-12 in rigorous historical research about a topic of their choice. The result is a host of interesting projects that are evaluated at competitions beginning with the local level. Students who advance to state/affiliate contests and are successful there move on to the National Contest, which is held in June at the University of Maryland, College Park.
April 6, 2017 to April 9, 2017

A Conference for Educators
Washington, D.C.

African Studies films and kits (Boston University)

The Boston University African Studies Center (ASC) Outreach Program ( promotes teaching Africa in U.S. schools.The Program encourages the incorporation of Africa and Africa-related studies in every classroom by developing interdisciplinary resources and professional development for teachers.
Teachers are invited to submit either a 300-500 word essay or 1-2 minute video on the following prompt:
"The Internet provides students a vast resource for research and learning. Yet, navigating the beneficial and dangerous places online has been an ever-evolving battle. What have you as a teacher and your classes learned when it comes to cyber safety?"
This grant is for $1,000 and open to school teachers and college professors. More information about this opportunity can be found at:
The National Geographic Society (NGS) is now offering education-focused grants to individual educators! NGS is looking for educators who have new ideas for effective strategies in teaching and learning—at any age level, with any audience, and in any location. NGS aims to support educators in formal and informal settings, in community education and outreach, and educator professional development. Grants will be awarded on a quarterly basis.


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