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 "Bill Nye: Science Guy," Fighting for Science (POV/PBS)

 ‘Bill Nye: Science Guy’ is a documentary about the TV personality and halt-climate-change advocate. It premieres on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, in celebration of Earth Day (Sunday April 22). The film features exclusive access and personal look at the celebrity scientist, with appearances by Neil deGrasse Tyson, Ann Druyan, and other luminaries in science and education.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 9:00pm

Mankiller: A Documentary about Chief Wilma Mankiller (PBS)

The PBS webpage (http://www.pbs.org/program/mankiller/) about this documentary Mankiller states: "This is the story of an American hero. One who stands tall among the likes of Robert Kennedy, Harriet Tubman and Martin Luther King, Jr. Someone who humbly defied the odds and overcame insurmountable obstacles to fight injustice and gave a voice to the voiceless. And yet few people know her name.
Monday, March 19, 2018 - 9:00pm to Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 9:00pm
April 13, 2018 - 9:45am EDT to April 16, 2018 - 3:45pm EDT
Join educators and Asia scholars in Las Vegas, Nevada, to learn more about Korean history at a conference hosted by the Korean War Legacy Foundation. Participants will hear from top scholars. ... Thanks to the generous support of the Korea Foundation, there is only a $35 registration fee for conference, single occupancy room, and most

Teaching Resources about Gun Violence

How are you addressing current events in your classroom? Please let us know at tssp@ncss.org, and send us links to the top few teaching resources that you rely on. We’ll consider them for including here, among the teaching resource and background articles that social studies educators have offered for sharing with colleagues. (No endorsement implied. See footnote.)

May 22, 2018 - 10:45am EDT
The Civic Life Project invites high school and college students to submit a 4- to 8-minute documentary films about a public issue that they care about for the third annual Youth Film Challenge.
Deadline: 
4/30/2018

Epidemics and Society’s Response (NCSS; The Vaccine Makers Project; CDC)

The year 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the Spanish flu epidemic, which killed about one-third of the human population on Earth. We also have, this year, an especially virulent strain of the flue to contend with. How society prepares for, and responds to, infectious diseases is the topic of these teaching resources.

Raphael Mazzone and Lee Ann Potter, “Documents Related to the Flu Pandemic of 1918,” Social Education 70, no. 7 (November/December 2006): 393–396. *** As World War I neared its end, a worldwide epidemic claimed more victims than the war itself. The two featured documents recall the loss of life and havoc in the United States. Open access: https://www.socialstudies.org/publications/socialeducation/november-dece...

Diane Luke and Ann Winkler, “The Saffron Scourge: Society, Politics and Disease,” Social Education 71, no. 1 (January/February 2007): 40–43. *** By taking a closer look at various yellow fever outbreaks, the authors demonstrate for students the social, governmental, and economic impact of epidemics upon cities. For NCSS members: https://www.socialstudies.org/publications/socialeducation/january-febru...

The Vaccine Makers Project ("Hilleman" film clip, resources, curriculum). Ironically, the very success of vaccines in the 20th century created a public policy dilemma: people have

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