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Birth of a Movement (PBS/Independent Lens)

In 1915, African American newspaper editor and activist William M. Trotter waged a battle against D.W. Griffith’s notoriously Ku Klux Klan-friendly blockbuster fictional film, "The Birth of a Nation," which unleashed a fight still raging today about race relations and representation in the media, and the power and influence of Hollywood.
Monday, February 6, 2017 - 9:00pm

Africa's Great Civilizations (PBS)

In his six-hour series, AFRICA’S GREAT CIVILIZATIONS, Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. takes a look at the history of Africa, from the birth of humankind to the dawn of the 20th century. "This is a breathtaking . . .
Monday, February 27, 2017 - 9:00pm

Commentary Today: The U.S. Constitution (NCC & iCivics)

The National Constitution Center (NCC) and iCivics launched a new digital site called WeLoveTheConstitution.org - where Americans can share their thoughts about the U.S. Constitution and what they value most about the document.
  Videos at this website feature, among many others,

* Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg; U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Cory Booker (D-NJ), John Boozman (R-AR), Susan Collins (R-ME), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI);

Foreign Policy Research Institutes' (FPRI’s) professional development opportunities for high school history and social science teachers include a History Institute on “Why Does America Go to War?” on March 25-26, 2017. Learn about it at http://www.fpri.org/education/history-institute
Deadline: 
1/30/2017

Resistance 101 (Teaching for Change)

"Resistance 101 " is a free introductory lesson, allowing students to “meet” people from throughout U.S. history who have used a range of social change strategies. The lesson features activists from the 1800s-present, including Dave Archambault II, Ella Baker, Anne Braden, Fannie Lou Hamer, Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, Fred Korematsu, Linda Sarsour, Emma Tenayuca, and many more.
View this resource at www.teachingforchange.org/resistance101

Victoria (PBS Masterpiece/drama series)

A new miniseries, "Victoria," which began on Sunday, January 15th at 9/8c, is hosted by MASTERPIECE on PBS. The six-episode drama follows Queen Victoria (played by Jenna Coleman) from the time she becomes England’s monarch in 1837 at the age of 18 through her relationship with her first prime minister, Lord Melbourne (Rufus Sewell), and her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert (Tom Hughes).
Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 2:30pm

2011 Notable Social Studies Trade Books For Young People

2012 Notable Social Studies Trade Books For Young People

2013 Notable Social Studies Trade Books For Young People

2014 Notable Social Studies Trade Books For Young People

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