The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) has launched Native Knowledge 360° (NK360°), a national education initiative to promote improved teaching and learning about American Indians. To complete its mission, NMAI is looking for dynamic educators for the Teacher-in-Residence Program in the summer of 2018. Read more
Origins: Current Events in Historical Perspectives is a free, on-line magazine that includes articles, podcasts, short “milestones,” and Top Ten lists produced by some of America’s leading historians -- and all connecting the past with the present. Origins covers the globe. The magazine is designed for use in high school and college classes in American history, world history, current events, and contemporary politics. It is a joint production of the history departments at Ohio State University and Miami University. You and your students can find it at origins.osu.edu.
Explore how a tragic 1911 factory fire in New York led to the deaths of 146 workers, many trapped from fleeing because the owners had locked the doors. The ensuing public outrage led to the most comprehensive workplace safety laws in the country. Originally broadcast in 2011. A full transcript is at http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/triangle/. Read more
Trace the history of Baltimore through this provocative film that uses the rat--as well as the humans who love them, live with them, and kill them--to chronicle the systemized oppression in impoverished communities far beyond the city's borders. Read more at http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/films/rat-film/.
Watch a film that envisions the book James Baldwin never finished, a revolutionary and personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. ( The documentary streams on January 16.) Read more at http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/films/i-am-not-your-negro.
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.