High School students can experience a new world and expand their horizons by studying abroad as part of their high school experience. The U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs offers scholarships to high school students (ages 15-18) to study abroad for one academic year. International exchange programs give students the opportunity to establish long-lasting ties with people around the globe, promote mutual understanding, learn a new language, and develop global leadership skills. Previous language study is not required. Read more
Today’s students will be graduating into a world that is ever more interconnected. One in ten Americans is foreign born, and local communities—urban, suburban, and rural—are growing more diverse. Our students will be working with people from different cultures, whether as part of a diverse community here at home or as part of an international team. To take advantage of global market opportunities, companies want employees with the knowledge and skills to work across cultures. Read more
Author Ta-Nehisi Coates, filmmaker Ava DuVernay, and author and activist Janet Mock see their basic assumptions about their families challenged, placing their ancestors — of all colors — into the greater context of black history through genetic analysis and traditional historiographic sleuthing.
About the series: Join Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. to uncover the surprising ancestral stories of 28 guests, including Scarlett Johansson, Larry David, Amy Schumer, Ted Danson, Paul Rudd, Lupita Nyong'o, Carmelo Anthony and Ta-Nehisi Coates. 10/24 Read more
Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s ten-part, 18-hour documentary series, THE VIETNAM WAR, tells the epic story of one of the most consequential, divisive, and controversial events in American history. the series explores the human dimensions of the war through revelatory testimony of nearly 80 witnesses from all sides—Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as combatants and civilians from North and South Vietnam. Read more
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.