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August 7, 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 its 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
Bissinger Room
Hoboken, NJ 07030
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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.

History Detectives (PBS)

The History Detectives show is fun for any age, but especially useful for getting the middle schooler in your family hooked on historiography. America's top investigators are back for an eighth season to prove once again that an object found in an attic or backyard might be anything but ordinary.
Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 5:00pm

Victorian Slum House (PBS)

In this series, a Victorian tenement in the heart of London's East End has been painstakingly brought back to life.
A group of 21st century people move in to experience the tough living and working conditions of the Victorian poor in each decade, 1860s through 1900s. To see trailers and episode descriptions, visit http://www.pbs.org/show/victorian-slum-house/.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 8:00pm
April 19, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Join AMLE (Association for Middle Level Education) and NCSS, in collaboration with Michael Yell (National Board Certified Teacher - Middle School and NCSS Past President), for a great webinar in which participants will examine 10 engaging, thought-provoking strategies for creating a different kind of middle level social studies classroom.
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April 19, 2017 - 4:00pm EDT
Webinar Presenter: Michael Yell, Past President NCSS
Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 4-5pm ET
Full title: "Tools & Strategies for Creating Thoughtful, Engaging Social Studies Instruction at the Middle Level"
April 6, 2017 to April 9, 2017

A Conference for Educators
Washington, D.C.

Civil Rights Lesson Plan (kidsinbirmingham1963.org)

Looking for a lesson plan that will launch young people into imagining themselves as agents of change? "Kids in Birmingham 1963" shares its second ready-to-go lesson, "What would YOU do?: The 1963 Birmingham Children's Crusade." Students read brief interview statemets from four people, black and white, who were youth in Birmingham at the time of the march. Today's students reflect on whether they would have joined -- or not.
Visit http://kidsinbirmingham1963.org/class-room.

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