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Higher Education

The James Madison Fellowship transforms outstanding educators into Constitutional scholars by providing up to $24,000 to earn an MA with an emphasis on Constitutional studies. Apply today at The deadline for applying is March 1, 2018.

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

Hamilton's America

This documentary follows the creation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s pop culture Broadway phenomenon "Hamilton" and the U.S. history behind it. Interviews with former presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush, as well as Questlove, Jimmy Fallon, Nas, Stephen Sondheim, and more.
Friday, December 1, 2017 - 9:00pm

Poor Kids (FrontLine/PBS)

View an intimate portrait of the ongoing economic crisis told through kids growing up in the Midwest. The film revisits three families hit hard by the recession, exploring what poverty means to children and to the country.
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 9:00pm

Hidden in History: Examining Asian American Elementary Teachers' Enactment of Asian American History

Asian Americans are the most invisible ethnoracial group in K-12 historical narratives and are largely ignored in scholarship about teachers of color. This qualitative case study examined how Asian American elementary teachers enacted Asian American historical narratives, with particular attention to the dominant narrative of history, their use of Asian American children's literature, and their conceptualizations of citizenship.

Oh, the Places We'll Read

View children's literature through a lens of place-based pedagogy. Preservice teachers travel to sites historically significant for civil rights to read chosen books.


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