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January 18, 2019 to January 19, 2019

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The CUFA Retreat, organized by the College and University Faculty Assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies, will take place from January 18-20, 2019 at Florida International University in Miami, Florida. The CUFA Retreat is an event that allows all in attendance an opportunity to focus on and emphasize the importance of social studies. The format of the retreat is intended to encourage collaborative dialogue and allow attendees chances to discuss multiple perspectives, rigor in research, data-informed thinking, and effective practices that results in educational opportunities for all learners.

 

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Florida International University
Miami, FL
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The Lerner-Scott Prize is given annually by the Organization of American Historians for the best doctoral dissertation in U.S. women’s history. The prize is named for Gerda Lerner and Anne Firor Scott, both pioneers in women’s history and past presidents of the OAH.

A dissertation must be completed during the period July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018 to be eligible for the 2019 Lerner-Scott Prize. The prize will be presented at the 2019 OAH Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 4–6.

 

Deadline: 
10/01/2018
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July 25, 2018 - 1:00pm

This webinar is designed for faculty or program coordinators charged with preparing NCSS/CAEP SPA Reports for national recognition and program approval.  This training will be especially beneficial to individuals who are responsible for teaching social studies methods courses, supervising social studies interns in the field, developing and administering assessments, and analyzing and interpreting data for social studies programs.

Participants will:

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While Cycle 1 for the 2018 Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Short-term Program application has closed, two opportunities in Brazil and Spain are still accepting applications in Cycle 2! 
If you are a U.S. . . .
  • Primary and/or secondary classroom teacher
• Guidance counselor
• Curriculum specialist
• Curriculum head
• Talented and Gifted coordinator
• Special Education coordinator
• Media specialist/librarian
• Other types of educators eligible
Deadline: 
5/30/2018

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

International Affairs Resources Library (Dr. Wayne Selcher)

A free, virtual library, International Affairs Resources, has over 2,000 carefully selected, annotated links in 34 international affairs categories. It is frequently maintained, receives worldwide use daily, and is designed for teachers, professors, scholars, students, researchers, diplomats, and the interested public, among others.
 
June 25, 2017 - 7:30am EDT to July 15, 2017 - 7:30am EDT
The 2017 USS Midway Institute is hosting two-week and one-week seminar programs. "Come aboard the USS Midway Museum in beautiful San Diego this summer and join in a unique professional development opportunity for teachers of History and Social Studies!"

The Cold War, Korea, and Vietnam ---- June 25–July 8, 2017
World War II in the Pacific: Clash of Nations and Perspectives ---- July 9- 15, 2017

To learn more, visit http://www.midway.org/midway-institute-teachers
April 14, 2017 - 11:30am EDT
Harvard University is launching a free online course called “American Government” through their HarvardX program. Free and open to all, “American Government” by Thomas E. Patterson -- Harvard Bradlee Professor of Government and the Press in the Kennedy School of Government -- launches on April 24. Offering a comprehensive introduction to American government and politics, this course is ideal for:
      Teachers looking to explain the American political system to their students.
      AP high school students looking for an introduction to American government

Deadline: 
4/14/2017

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