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Bill of Rights (TAH)

Preparing students for responsible citizenship begins with a solid understanding of the content and meaning of the Bill of Rights.
Teaching American History (TAH.org) strives to make that task easier through this easy-to-use exhibit. A highlight of the exhibit is an interactive chart tracing the documentary and political origins of each of the rights in the Bill of Rights.

The Secret History of ISIS

FRONTLINE/PBS
This program aims to "get the inside story of the creation of ISIS, and learn how the U.S. missed the many warning signs of its genesis. The film uncovers the terror group’s earliest plans, the Islamic radicals who became its leaders, and the American failures to stop ISIS’ brutal rise."
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 10:00pm

Dead Reckoning: War, Crime, and Justice

PBS/WETA
Civilians worldwide are increasingly the targets of war crimes. This unprecedented series examines the evolution of postwar justice in investigating genocide, ethnic cleansing and other atrocities and in prosecuting the perpetrators.  
The full title of the series is "Dead Reckoning: War, Crime, and Justice from World War II to the War on Terror."
The episodes are slated to be shown on Monday evenings, December 5-19, 2016, but check local listings.

“The General’s Ghost” (12/5/2016)

“The Blind Eye” (12/12/2016)

Monday, December 5, 2016 - 10:00pm
Your students can explore models of ethical leadership, moral courage and humanitarian conduct by competing for the Abdelkader Global Leadership Prize. U.S. high school and college/university students, including exchange students, can enter this essay contest and win scholarship awards.

* High School Student Awards (1st Place = $1,000; 2nd Place = $500)
* College/University Student Awards (1st Place = $1,500; 2nd Place = $1,000)

Why participate? 
Deadline: 
4/15/2017
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Speeches at the Press Club (LOC)

The Library of Congress has a new curated web presentation—“Food for Thought: Presidents, Prime Ministers, and other National Press Club Luncheon Speakers, 1954-1989” (loc.gov/rr/record/pressclub/)—that features speeches by some of the world’s most important newsmakers, including presidents, international leaders and other political and cultural icons of the period. Most of these select speeches from the Library’s National Press Club Collection have not been heard in their entirety since they were initially delivered.

Interactive Constitution

The Interactive Constitution (created by the Constitution Center) is now available free from the App Store and Google Play, so teachers and students can carry the Constitution with them at all times. Visit the website (constitutioncenter.org/interactive-constitution). Then get the app on Google Play or download it in the App Store.
Muslim American Identities, Past and Present: A 2017 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Seminar for K-12 School Teachers, will be held July 9-28, 2017, in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Deadline: 
3/01/2017

In Their Own Words (20th Century History)

PBS
Enjoy a series that profiles key figures in history by using their most memorable quotes to frame their life stories. The films follow Queen Elizabeth II, Muhammad Ali and Jim Henson.
* Follow Queen Elizabeth II’s remarkable life, from her youth to her uncle’s abdication, her father’s coronation as King George VI, her experience during World War II, her sudden ascension to the throne and her eventful reign of more than 60 years.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 9:00pm

Reading Lincoln and More

This interdisciplinary, multicultural, and thorough presentation contains information/materials usable "tomorrow" in the classroom. Participants will be immersed in reviews of hundreds of books about Lincoln and classroom-tested lesson plans.

Lessons Learned from the Latest AP History Redesigns

A veteran AP World History, US History and European History teacher shares tips for student success on the AP essays. "How To" handouts will be provided.

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