This year’s Carter G. Woodson winners include books about a Chinese American trail chef who helped bring attention to national parks; Rep. John Lewis’s civil rights activism; and a look at American immigration history.
What do your students think about preserving (or not) the status of 27 National Monuments in the Western United States? Can they develop an informed opinion on the matter? Here is a teaching opportunity in direct democracy (gathering public opinion about important matters) and research (into the history, geography, economics, and civics of the current National Monuments). At the end of their research, if they wish, students can submit their thoughtful comments to the federal government.
July 12, 2017 - 5:30pm EDT to August 16, 2017 - 5:30pm EDT
A free TPS Professional Development Providers Institute will be held online on Wednesdays, 5:30 – 6:30 pm ET.
* Weekly one-hour online synchronous group work, along with self- paced activities, reflection, and peer feedback,
* Work with education professionals across the Eastern United States,
* Plan, customize, and deliver professional development (PD) that prepares educators to use the Library of Congress digital archives.
A close look at the U.S.-Haiti treaty signed 100 years ago can launch an engaging lesson on U.S. involvement in Haiti and the commercial interests that fueled American interventions throughout Latin America.
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.