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Origins: Current Events in Historical Perspectives (OSU online magazine)

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.
March 22, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Educators will be guided through an interactive activity using Newsela current events and Google Maps. Participants will walk away with a lesson plan for immediate classroom applications.

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Decoding the Civil War (Huntington Libraries/NHPRC consortium)

The U.S. Civil War still captures, as does Abraham Lincoln’s presidency, the imagination and passion of young and old. While perpetually fascinating, with all we know and have learned, there is still much to discover with new materials, new stories. Decoding the Civil War is an online resource for multiple grade levels that invites students to examine actual telegram messages and place them in social and historical context.
February 27, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

The Meuse-Argonne Offensive is the largest land offensive in American History and led to the creation of the American Battlefield Monuments Commission. Using the Teaching and Mapping the Geography of the Meuse Argonne Offensive website, an online resource was designed by teachers, we will show you how to make the teaching of World War I more relevant and applicable to today's students with ready-to-go lesson plans, interactive WebGIS maps, primary sources, and 3-D videos from the western front.

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February 20, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Analyze how historical events, population and demographics, land use, natural hazards, and economics have effected local and global changes using free,web-based Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and mapping tools.

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Integrating portraiture into the classroom provides exciting opportunities to connect students with history, biography, visual art, and many other subjects. The Summer Teacher Institute will take a broad look at the Portrait Gallery’s collection. Participants will learn how to “read” portraiture and use the art as a springboard into a more in-depth discussion about biography and history. Teachers in grades kindergarten–12 may apply as individuals or as part of a team. Priority will be given to social studies, English/language arts, and visual arts teachers.
Deadline: 
4/10/2018

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