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Hispanic Heritage: Celebrate and Learn!

Cinco de Mayo is Saturday May 5, in this the year of 2018. Learn (aprender) about Hispanic history and culture—all year long—with articles and teaching activities from

NCSS Journals for Spring!

The March/April issues of Social Education and Social Studies and the Young Learner will soon arrive in mailboxes, and the articles are posted online now. A few articles are "open access," free PDFs at

Rock the Vote's Democracy Class is a one-period, civics education lesson plan that teaches high school students about the importance of voting, the history behind it, and registers them to vote. The program uses popular culture, video, a mock election, and classroom discussion to excite students about participating in our democracy and enable them to recognize the power that comes with voting.

Educators can download the materials needed to teach Democracy Class for free from

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JSTOR Daily - Articles and Websites on Historical Topics and Current Events

JSTOR Daily publishes new stories daily on historical and news-related topics. All of the stories feature research from the digital library and database JSTOR (which stands for "journal storage"). The organization negotiates the rights to also open up the underlying research (news and journal articles, etc.), so that anyone can download it for free. Visit
Here is a sampling of topics and stories from recent JSTOR posts.

* JSTOR Daily Celebrates Black History Month (Dozens of stories on African American history, culture, and politics)

Virtual Event for Classrooms: Inside THE VIETNAM WAR with Ken Burns (PBS)

Classrooms across the U.S. are invited to join presenting partners PBS Education, ITVS, National History Day, and WETA on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 12:30PM ET for a live, streaming-only event featuring filmmaker Ken Burns, director of the PBS documentary, THE VIETNAM WAR. During the interactive discussion, Ken will offer an in-depth look at the Vietnam War era through his latest documentary while sharing personal, behind-the-scenes insights into his experience working with U.S. and Vietnamese veterans.
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 12:30pm

Statistics in Schools, SIS (U.S. Census)

SIS offers free social studies—history, sociology and geography—resources to K-12 teachers and students to help them understand the value and everyday use of statistics. These materials include standards-based activities based on a range of historical eras and a variety of topics that

Comic Books on Basic Economics (New York Fed)

The New York Fed’s Educational Comic Book Series teaches students about basic economic principles and the Federal Reserve’s role in the economic system. Created for educators and students at the middle school, high school, and introductory college levels, the series can help

April’s Teaching Resources: Earth Day & National Volunteer Week

Celebrate Earth Day (April 22) and National Volunteer Week (April 15-22), with a free sample of popular resources from Social Education, Middle Level Learning, and Social Studies and the Young Learner. The founder of Earth Day, Senator Gaylord Nelson (1916-2005), grew up among pristine lakes and landscapes of Wisconsin. Photo by Yinan Chen, September

Presidential Resources for Teachers (Miller Center, UVA)

The Miller Center offers a free, teacher- and student-friendly collection that's about all of the U.S. presidents and key public issues of each period. "Each president's page includes carefully crafted essays by experts, quick facts, presidential speeches, interviews with scholars, relevant publications, and more."


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