Join us in a one day, hands-on training, in which you will:
Investigate the history of Greek trireme technology and its impact on society, culture, politics and economics, as well as explore the influence these same factors had on the technology itself.
Learn about ancient naval warfare from a professional Historian, gain access to free IDM resources including primary and secondary source materials, and participate in a hands-on activity with guidance and insight from a world history teacher.
Leave with an action plan in hand, which will empower you to incorporate the history of technology, and its social context, in your classroom.
Season 2 begins January 14. "In 1837, a diminutive, neglected teenager is crowned Queen Victoria, navigates the scandal, corruption, and political intrigues of the Court, and soon rises to become the most powerful woman in the world. Victoria stars Jenna Coleman (also played Doctor Who) as Queen Victoria in a highly anticipated series that follows the drama of the candid, spirited monarch who was perhaps the first woman to seem to have it all."
Read more at http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/shows/victoria/Read more
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.
Learn about the lessons of the Big History Project as an effort to create a great OER course. How should we think about skills development as in the Inquiry Arc? How will teachers come to understand and improve these materials? How do OER communities become communities of practice?
Woodrow Wilson’s handwritten note about the end of World War I along with a personal view from a private in the trenches can provide students with an opportunity to explore two very different perspectives on the war and its final moments.
Content is not curriculum. Developing student practices in writing and thinking requires consistency, clarity, and strong pedagogical thinking. Professor Bob Bain and teachers from the Big History Project will discuss their approaches (and successes) in using BHP course resources to teach wide range of students to "think on paper."
During a three-day summer institute in Indianapolis, 25 teachers received an intensive learning experience to equip them to teach the Arab-Israeli conflict using primary sources, Library of Congress source analysis tools, and a variety of digital technologies.
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.