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A Pocketful of History

--Sherry L. Field and Linda D. Labbo
Read a biography. Then examine "pocket contents." In Lincoln's vest pocket? A draft for a speech, theater tickets, and a photograph of his family, among other items. "Artifacts" are suggested for the pockets of Benito Juarez (president of Mexico), Grandma Moses (artist), Mary McLeod Bethune (black educator), and others.

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July 24, 2018 - 9:00am EDT to July 28, 2018 - 9:00am EDT
The application for the 3rd Annual Friends of the National World War II Memorial Teachers Conference,“Struggle for National Unity in World War II: Perspectives and Lessons”, is now online. The conference will feature presentations by fellow educators and other experts in the area of World War II history, a panel discussion with WWII veterans, tours of sites of significance, and a remembrance ceremony at the Memorial. Each participant who takes part in the full conference will receive a certificate for 26 continuing education hours.

Deadline: 
3/16/2018
March 3, 2018 - 8:30am to 5:30pm

Join us in a one day, hands-on training, in which you will:

  • Investigate the history of Greek trireme technology and impact on society, culture, politics and economics, as well as explore the influence these same factors had on the technology itself.
  • Learn about ancient naval warfare from a professional Historian, gain access to free IDM resources including primary and secondary source materials, and participate in a hands-on activity with guidance and insight from a world history teacher.
  • Leave with an action plan in hand, which will empower you to incorporate the history of technology, and its social context, in your classroom.
Stevens Institute of Technology
1 Castle Point Terrace
Carnegie 316
Hoboken, NJ 07030

Engaging Congress, an Interactive Game (CRG/IU)

The Center on Representative Government at Indiana University has launched "Engaging Congress," an interactive game that uses primary-source documents to explore the workings of American government and the challenges it faces in contemporary society. The app-based game is available to middle school and high school government, history, language arts and social studies programs as a fun tool for teaching the basic tenets of representative government, using documents and materials from the Library of Congress and other sources.

Civic Engagement - The Time Is Now!

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.

Newsela PRO in the Classroom

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