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Dolores (Independent Lens/PBS)

With intimate and unprecedented access, Peter Bratt’s documentary "Dolores" tells the story of Dolores Huerta (1930 - ), among the most important, yet least-known, activists in American history. Co-founder of the first farmworkers union with Cesar Chavez, she tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the 20th century.
See local listing for exact dates and times of broadcast.
For a limited time: "The FULL FILM (1:35:39) | IN DRAMATIC Available until 4/24/2018."
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 9:00pm

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."

Native Knowledge 360 (NMAI)

The National Museum of the American Indian has launch Native Knowledge 360°, a national education initiative to inspire and promote improved teaching and learning about American Indians. With this launch, NMAI is unveiling the new NK360° education webpages, featuring information about the initiative, educational resources for classrooms, and professional development opportunities and other important information for educators.
Visit http://nmai.si.edu/nk360/educators.cshtml.

Mankiller: A Documentary about Chief Wilma Mankiller (PBS)

The PBS webpage (http://www.pbs.org/program/mankiller/) about this documentary Mankiller states: "This is the story of an American hero. One who stands tall among the likes of Robert Kennedy, Harriet Tubman and Martin Luther King, Jr. Someone who humbly defied the odds and overcame insurmountable obstacles to fight injustice and gave a voice to the voiceless. And yet few people know her name.
Monday, March 19, 2018 - 9:00pm to Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 9:00pm
April 10, 2018 - 7:00pm to May 1, 2018 - 8:00pm

This series is designed for those who currently use, or interested in learning about integrating music in their classroom studies. Over the course of four (4) webinars, examine how popular music reflects and impacts society; analyze topics and themes of significant events through the lens of song; and discuss ideas and strategies educators have found effective when using music to engage and inform their students.

Presenter: Stephen Armstrong, NCSS Past President and Social Studies Consultant, Connecticut Department of Education, Hartford, CT, has lead workshops on popular music and social studies at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, as well as at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts at the original location of the Woodstock Music Festival. 

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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.
Deadline: 
3/30/2018
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