Elementary and middle school teachers will want to know that The U.S. Mint has announced the release of the 2017 Frederick Douglass National Historic Site quarter, the 37th coin to be released in the "America the Beautiful" Quarters Program.
For more information on Frederick Douglass, the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site and the Frederick Douglass NHS Quarter, visit:
https://www.usmint.gov/mint_programs/atb/index5965.html?local=FrederickD.... Read more
Download this free book from the website of the author, Raymond G. Wilson, Emeritus Associate Professor of Physics, Illinois Wesleyan University. Visit https://sun.iwu.edu/~rwilson/PNDclass.html
The book, titled Nuclear War: Hiroshima, Nagasaki and a Workable Moral Strategy for Achieving and Preserving World Peace (AuthorHouse, 2014) is a PDF, 23 MB, 256 pages. It is also available at Amazon.com in print or as an ebook. Read more
iCivics is featured in a new book exploring how video games are pioneering social change around the world. POWER PLAY: How Video Games Can Save the World by Asi Burak and Laura Parker devotes a chapter to iCivics’ origin story to illustrate how video games can be a force for good in society.
The chapter narrated how Justice Sandra Day O’Connor was inspired to turn educational video games into the nation’s largest civic engagement project, which is now used by over 5 million students every year. Read more
The Boston University African Studies Center (ASC) Outreach Program (http://www.bu.edu/africa/outreach/) promotes teaching Africa in U.S. schools.The Program encourages the incorporation of Africa and Africa-related studies in every classroom by developing interdisciplinary resources and professional development for teachers. Read more
The National Constitution Center (NCC) can help you and your students explore current events in a nonpartisan way. Visit http://constitutioncenter.org
• President Trump has announced his nominee to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court. The Interactive Constitution highlights the appointment process as outlined in Article II and explores Article III and the judicial branch of government. Read more
As questions arise in the classroom about immigration policy (treatment of asylum seekers, fate of refugees fill both the news and "fake news" in every medium from print of cyber tweet), human rights educators can help their students explore these contentious issues using materials from the Advocates for Human Rights -- online for free. Visit www.theadvocatesforhumanrights.org/energyofanation
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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.