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2013 Notable Social Studies Trade Books For Young People

2014 Notable Social Studies Trade Books For Young People

The National World War II Museum in New Orleans is now accepting applications for its second annual Summer Teacher Institute. The 2017 institute will be led by renowned WWII scholar and New York Times bestselling author Donald L. Miller. It will focus on the European Theater of Operations during the war. The institute takes place in three phases, starting with an intensive week-long seminar in New Orleans (July 16-22, 2017), utilizing the vast resources of the Museum, including the expertise of educators, curators, and historians, to explore strategies for teaching about the war in Europe.
Deadline: 
2/01/2017

Teaching the Middle East: Resource Guide

Teaching the Middle East: A Resource Guide for American Educators is now available at on teachmideast.org. Comprehensive background essays give essential context and information on key issues that teachers and students should be familiar with to better understand the Middle East. This teaching guide is free.
The 12th annual Summer Institute for Teachers, “Federal Trials and Great Debates in U.S. History,” sponsored by the American Bar Association in partnership with the Federal Judicial Center, is scheduled for June 25-30, 2017, in Washington, D.C. Designed especially for teachers of U.S. History, Government, Civics, and Law, the “Federal Trials and Great Debates” Summer Institute deepens participants’ knowledge of the federal judiciary and of the role the federal courts have played in key public controversies that have defined our constitutional and other legal rights.
Deadline: 
3/01/2017

PBS/Soundbreaking

This session introduces the teachrock.org ​Soundbreaking​ curriculum. The educational materials give students a vibrant history of popular music that allows a deeper discussion a bout the ways technology has changed our lives.

Five years ago TNTP launched the Fishman Prize as way to celebrate great teachers. Since then, the prize has recognized nearly 500 teachers who build strong relationships with their students, ignite passion for their subject matter, and push students to reach their highest aspirations.  The application for the 2017 Fishman Prize is now open. Visit http://tntp.org/fishman-prize/how-to-apply.  
Deadline: 
1/10/2017
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National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grants support professional development programs in the humanities for school teachers and college and university faculty. NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes may be as short as one week or as long as four weeks. Read about all of them at https://www.neh.gov/grants/education/summer-seminars-and-institutes.
Deadline for applying is March 1, 2017.

Here are examples of just a few (of many) NEH Summer Seminar:

Deadline: 
3/01/2017
Population Education's World of 7 Billion student video contest is still accepting entries! This year's topics - Climate Change, Ocean Health, and Rapid Urbanization - encourage participants to consider the urgency of increasing cooperation and creativity in resolving the innumerable issues associated with increasing world population.  In an effort to assist contest participants, several supplemental readings are available that students may want to consider while preparing their video submissions.
Deadline: 
2/23/2017
Category: 
Population Education's World of 7 Billion student video contest is still accepting entries! This year's topics - Climate Change, Ocean Health, and Rapid Urbanization - encourage participants to consider the urgency of increasing cooperation and creativity in resolving the innumerable issues associated with increasing world population.  In an effort to assist contest participants, several supplemental readings are available that students may want to consider while preparing their video submissions.
Deadline: 
2/23/2017

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