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). Read more
Teach students how to DO history through project-based learning that engages students in inquiry-based research and evaluation using primary sources--either online or in local libraries/archives--while learning history and contributing to data being compiled by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Students develop their literacy skills while extracting the necessary historical content from text. Learn how to create an engaging and beneficial curriculum around the concept of narrative and connections, in which students can bridge together the short excerpts, aka "dots", provided to read intently in class in order to see and understand the bigger picture.
Get an introduction to the Digital Public Library of America's (DPLA) free, curated, vetted classroom-ready resources and learn techniques and strategies for creative classroom implementation that supports differentiation for diverse learners, cross-curricular learning, and C3-driven inquiry-based analysis.
Learn how to use GIS to compliment your existing instruction; map and analyze simple data sets; and to create community based PBL activities. Lesson Plans, free software, and replication tips will be provided.
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. Read more
Follow a select group of individuals determined to bring Egypt back from the brink: to discover more of the country’s history, keep its heritage safe and persuade tourists to visit the country again. There's a description of the program at http://www.dsp.tv/productions/egypts-treasure-guardians
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)
See how the Library of Congress's professional development module, Analyzing Primary Sources: Maps, supports student inquiry and understanding of changing regional boundaries and the idea of statehood over time.