June 12, 2018 - 9:30pm EDT to June 19, 2018 - 9:30pm EDT
Street Law, Inc. and the Supreme Court Historical Society will sponsor two sessions of the annual Supreme Court Summer Institute, June 14-19 and June 21-26, 2018. The Institute is open to secondary level social studies teachers and supervisors, who will spend six stimulating days on Capitol Hill and inside the Supreme Court learning about the Court, its past and current cases, and how to teach about them from top Supreme Court litigators and educators. Read more
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." Read more
Abraham Lincoln’s papers from his time as a lawyer, congressman and the 16th president are now online in full color in a new presentation after a multi-year digitization effort at the Library of Congress. This collection includes Lincoln’s Inaugural Addresses, Draft of Emancipation Proclamation among more than 40,000 documents dating from 1774 through Lincoln’s presidency and beyond. There are materials from his campaigns, Lincoln’s first and second inaugural addresses and the earliest known copies of the Gettysburg Address. Read more
In partnership with the American Federation of Teachers and the Tribeca Film Institute, the 8th Annual Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Speak Truth To Power Video Contest invites middle and high school students to create short 3-5 minute videos about the work of a human rights defender.
Commemorating the 50th anniversary of Robert F. Kennedy’s run for president, this contest asks students to make a connection between their chosen human rights defender and RFK, which could be done through the use of a quote, archival footage, or by including a connection in the narration. Read more
iCivics is looking for student words to include in its season’s greetings. This year’s essay contest encourages youth authors to share with iCivics’ Founder, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, his or her favorite thing about iCivics online games. Writers should also share in their essay what they will take with them when they become active and engaged adult citizens. Read more
Access to critical thinking instruction should not be a luxury good. Come learn how thinkLaw is revolutionizing critical thinking through standards-aligned real-life cases that bring the Socratic method to life!
Join IGNITE, the expert in training the next generation of political leaders. Explore how to ignite your students' passion for fully participating in our democracy. You'll get tools, tips and curriculum aligned with the Common Core Standards to inspire your students to take action and lead.
The U.S. Constitution codifies a complex system of governmental checks and balances. But for all its innovation, our founding document fails to address the question of how to prosecute wrongdoing by personnel in the executive branch, including the president of the United States.
Learn about the research basis for, and practical application of four high-impact strategies recommended to offer students a hands-on civic learning: student voice, deliberative discussions, real-world interactions, and instructor support.
Social studies educators teach students the content knowledge, intellectual skills, and civic values necessary for fulfilling the duties of citizenship in a participatory democracy. The mission of National Council for the Social Studies is to provide leadership, service, and support for all social studies educators.