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July 10, 2017 - 9:00am EDT to July 14, 2017 - 3:00pm EDT
Be inspired this summer! Attend one of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's week-long summer institutes in Washington, D.C., July 10–14 or July 24–28, 2017. Join educators from

Immigration and Human Rights

As questions arise in the classroom about immigration policy (treatment of asylum seekers, fate of refugees fill both the news and "fake news" in every medium from print of cyber tweet), human rights educators can help their students explore these contentious issues using materials from the Advocates for Human Rights -- online for free.
Visit www.theadvocatesforhumanrights.org/energyofanation 

Suggested on NCSS Connected by Rosemary Blanchard
July 1, 2017 - 9:15am EDT
PDK will be offering a limited number of $900 scholarships for those that wish to travel this summer. Educators are invited to explore World War II history in Munich and Berlin by

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);

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

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