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Travel and Learn in July 2018 with your NCSS colleagues and regional experts. Visit www.socialstudies.org/events to learn about these NCSS/EF Educational Tours.
TOUR--EDUCATION IN CHINA: July 9 to July 18, 2018
TOUR--SERVICE LEARNING IN PERU: July 19 to July 28, 2018
Deadline: 
2/28/2018
March 3, 2018 - 8:30am to 5:30pm

Join us in a one day, hands-on training, in which you will:

  • Investigate the history of Greek trireme technology and impact on society, culture, politics and economics, as well as explore the influence these same factors had on the technology itself.
  • Learn about ancient naval warfare from a professional Historian, gain access to free IDM resources including primary and secondary source materials, and participate in a hands-on activity with guidance and insight from a world history teacher.
  • Leave with an action plan in hand, which will empower you to incorporate the history of technology, and its social context, in your classroom.
Stevens Institute of Technology
1 Castle Point Terrace
Carnegie 316
Hoboken, NJ 07030
The Abdelkader Global Leadership Prizes, for both high school and college students, have been announced.
In brief, your essay or poster should address all of the following points:
* Why does Emir Abdelkader’s life story and legacy deserve remembering today?
* What lessons did you derive from reading about him?
* What is relevant for our global society? What is relevant to your own life?
* Reflect on Abdelkader’s education as compared to your own education.

Deadline: 
5/15/2018
Category: 
June 21, 2018 - 8:30am EDT to July 5, 2018 - 8:30am EDT
As in years before, in 2018 FPRI and CEAS will bring 20 U.S. high school teachers to Japan for a two-week immersion experience that will focus on three themes in Japan’s history and culture: Political and Social Stability, Maintaining Cultural Values While Seeking Change, and Cultural Borrowing. Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) and Center for East Asian Studies, University of Pennsylvania (CEAS) are the sponsors. The dates are June 21 to July 5, 2018.
Deadline: 
3/01/2018
March 6, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join this webinar to learn more about the Sikh-American community.  Sikhism is the fifth largest World Religion with 25 million followers and Sikhs have been in America for over 130 years.  Find out about their religion, culture, identity and values.  Discover NCSS endorsed resources about Sikhism which you can use in your classroom!

March 22, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Educators will be guided through an interactive activity using Newsela current events and Google Maps. Participants will walk away with a lesson plan for immediate classroom applications.

The American Foreign Service Association's National High School Essay Contest encourages students to think critically and write a research paper at how agencies cooperate under the rigors of international diplomacy.  In doing so they are asked to analyze two examples of integrated peace building in a conflict affected area.
Deadline: 
3/15/2018
Category: 
February 20, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Analyze how historical events, population and demographics, land use, natural hazards, and economics have effected local and global changes using free,web-based Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and mapping tools.

Daniel Ellsberg: Danger of Nuclear War (NPR/Democracy Now)

On the closing day of the 97th NCSS Annual Conference, Daniel Ellsberg was slated to address the plenary gathering, but he was ill that day, and co-speaker Peter J. Kuznick adeptly filled the hour (as will be reported in the next TSSP newsletter). Ellsberg was soon back on his feet, giving a 59-minute radio interview, a few weeks later. Teachers who wonder what Ellsberg might have said could do worse than check out the podcast and

Diplomacy Simulations (U.S. Dept. of State)

The Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program team at the Institute of International Education announces a free teaching resource: the U.S. Diplomacy Center's Diplomacy Simulations Program, "designed to expose students to the world of foreign affairs and help them develop the 21st century skill set they will need to be competitive in today's global economy."

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