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February 7, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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.

$20 NCSS members / $40 NCSS nonmembers

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Teaching the Middle East: Resource Guide

Teaching the Middle East: A Resource Guide for American Educators is now available at on teachmideast.org. Comprehensive background essays give essential context and information on key issues that teachers and students should be familiar with to better understand the Middle East. This teaching guide is free.
Population Education's World of 7 Billion student video contest is still accepting entries! This year's topics - Climate Change, Ocean Health, and Rapid Urbanization - encourage participants to consider the urgency of increasing cooperation and creativity in resolving the innumerable issues associated with increasing world population.  In an effort to assist contest participants, several supplemental readings are available that students may want to consider while preparing their video submissions.
Deadline: 
2/23/2017
The "World of 7 Billion" student video contest is still accepting entries! This year's topics - Climate Change, Ocean Health, and Rapid Urbanization - encourage participants to consider the urgency of increasing cooperation and creativity in resolving the innumerable issues associated with increasing world population. 
In an effort to assist contest participants, the sponsor (Population Connection) offers several supplemental readings that students may want to consider while preparing their video submissions.
Deadline: 
2/23/2017

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

Global Migration, Diversity, and Civic Education

Books by NCSS Members

James A. Banks, Marcelo Suarez-Orozco, and Miriam Ben-Peretz. Global Migration, Diversity, and Civic Education: Improving Policy and Practice (Multicultural Education Series). New York: Teachers College Press, 2016. Paperback, $44.95, 256 pages.

The online application is now posted for the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program (DA) for K-12 teachers. By conducting educational research abroad, U.S. teachers gain new skills, learn new instructional methods and assessment methodologies, and share best practices with international colleagues and students. Teachers also have the opportunity to expand their understanding of other cultures and international education systems that will enrich their U.S. schools and local communities with global perspectives.
Deadline: 
12/01/2016

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