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Newtown (Independent Lens /PBS)

Explore the aftermath and resilience of a community devastated by the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, which took the lives of 20 children and six educators in Newtown, Connecticut.
Monday, December 11, 2017 - 9:00pm

Shadow World (Independent Lens/PBS)

This documentary invites viewers to "discover the shocking reality of the global arms trade through the stories of those who perpetrate and investigate this shadow economy – the only business that counts its profits in billions and its losses in human lives."
Monday, November 6, 2017 - 10:00pm

AP® World History Skill-Building with Strayer

Two co-authors of the Teacher's Edition for Ways of the World discuss and demonstrate their favorite lessons and how they teach historical thinking and writing skills to advanced learners.

Applications are now being accepted for the U.S. Department of State’s Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program at They are due November 15, 2017 by 7:59pm ET.

Ask Me Anything: Advice from an AP US Government Teacher

AP Government teachers face unique challenges. How can I address controversial issues without losing my mind or getting fired? How can I help my students understand Supreme Court cases? What steps can I take to prepare for the upcoming AP U.S. Government curriculum redesign? How can I cover the entire AP curriculum while helping students who struggle? Should I become an AP Reader? An experienced AP U.S. and Government teacher will answer your questions and provide tips to manage your workload while maximizing student success.

The Pledge of Allegiance & Anthem: Protest, and Controversy (NCSS; National Constitution Center; First Amendment Center; Library of Congress; and more)

* The Pledge of Allegiance, its history, and the addition of the phrase "under God" can serve as a jumping off point into major themes of U.S. history and First Amendment freedoms. Here is a free article in Social Education, September 2013 by Eric C. Groce, Tina Heafner, and Elizabeth Bellows:

Content is not Curriculum: Making and Using the Best in OER

Learn about the lessons of the Big History Project as an effort to create a great OER course. How should we think about skills development as in the Inquiry Arc? How will teachers come to understand and improve these materials? How do OER communities become communities of practice?


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