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A Pocketful of History

--Sherry L. Field and Linda D. Labbo
Read a biography. Then examine "pocket contents." In Lincoln's vest pocket? A draft for a speech, theater tickets, and a photograph of his family, among other items. "Artifacts" are suggested for the pockets of Benito Juarez (president of Mexico), Grandma Moses (artist), Mary McLeod Bethune (black educator), and others.

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Was the Constitution Pro-Slavery? The Changing View of Frederick Douglass

By Robert Cohen
Many have questioned whether the document on which our nation is based sanctioned slavery. But renowned abolitionist Frederick Douglass, who originally condemned the Constitution, came to view it in a much different light.

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July 10, 2017 - 8:00am EDT to July 12, 2017 - 3:00pm EDT
A workshop, "Teaching the Vietnam War through Documents, Photography, and Poetry" will be held July 10-12, 2017, at the National Archives, Washington, DC. The National Archives and the Academy of American Poets have partnered to
Call for Participants: Vocabulary and Professional Development Instructional Research Group (IRG) in Los Alamitos, California has announced a professional development (PD) opportunity for school districts as part of a federal research grant. For districts to participate, they must have at least two middle schools involved, and each school must have at least 10% of their students be currently classified as English Learners or former English Learners (identified as early as kindergarten). In addition, each school must
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8/31/2017
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July 11, 2017 to July 14, 2017

Educators from across the United States are invited to the 3rd annual Korean War Digital History Teacher Conference. This is a one of a kind conference celebrating the lives and sacrifices of our Korean War Veterans through oral history. This years’ conference will include:

July 27, 2017 - 9:45am EDT to July 29, 2017 - 9:45am EDT
How can we employ the history of American representative government to help students grapple with their role as 21st century citizens?
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6/02/2017

9-11 "Anniversary in the Schools" (webinar for classrooms)

The 9/11 Memorial Museum invites teachers and students to participate in Anniversary in the Schools, a FREE webinar commemorating the 16th anniversary of 9/11. The webinar, broadcast from inside the 9/11 Memorial Museum, connects students and teachers from around the world with Museum staff and guest speakers to learn about the attacks and the importance of commemoration.
March 14, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

UArts created a guide to studying photographs, meant for use in the classroom or as inspiration for teachings. It helps users build visual literacy skills - making meaning of images through analysis and interpretation, and using images effectively. Using the TPS Analysis Tool, we will analyze a portrait, a street scene and a recreational image.

Complimentary for NCSS Members

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