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In the Mix (Discount for NCSS Members)

In the Mix is the Emmy-Award-winning PBS documentary series for school classrooms, middle grades through college. Several programs deal with diversity and dispel stereotypes, topics that are so important now in American society.
  In the Mix is glad to offer NCSS members a discount on any DVD title ($40 instead of $70) + $8 shipping per order) in a package that includes performance rights and discussion guides. Some relevant program topics include: “dealing with differences”; racism”; “teen Immigrants”; and “media literacy.”  

Teaching the Middle East: Resource Guide

Teaching the Middle East: A Resource Guide for American Educators is now available at on teachmideast.org. Comprehensive background essays give essential context and information on key issues that teachers and students should be familiar with to better understand the Middle East. This teaching guide is free.

Resources on the Electoral College

On Monday, December 19, 2016, the members of the Electoral College in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia met to cast their votes for President and Vice President. Here are some resources to help introduce and discuss the Electoral College in class.

Bill of Rights (TAH)

Preparing students for responsible citizenship begins with a solid understanding of the content and meaning of the Bill of Rights.
Teaching American History (TAH.org) strives to make that task easier through this easy-to-use exhibit. A highlight of the exhibit is an interactive chart tracing the documentary and political origins of each of the rights in the Bill of Rights.

Speeches at the Press Club (LOC)

The Library of Congress has a new curated web presentation—“Food for Thought: Presidents, Prime Ministers, and other National Press Club Luncheon Speakers, 1954-1989” (loc.gov/rr/record/pressclub/)—that features speeches by some of the world’s most important newsmakers, including presidents, international leaders and other political and cultural icons of the period. Most of these select speeches from the Library’s National Press Club Collection have not been heard in their entirety since they were initially delivered.

Teaching with Digital History (AHA)

The American Historical Association recently launched "Teaching with #DigHist," a new review series targeted at history instructors from primary to graduate school focused on how to use digital history projects in the classroom. Each review provides an overview of the project, ideas on how to use it in the classroom and sample assignments.
This is a free resource. The best landing page is: https://www.historians.org/teaching-and-learning/teaching-resources/teac....

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