This July, the presidents of the United States and of France are in Paris, together honoring the Americans who served in “The Great War,” which today we call World War I. A Bastille Day parade features the branches of the U.S. Military. “Every American can play a role and honor these World War I heroes. We invite you to visit ww1cc.org/Memorial for information on how to get involved with the efforts of the U.S. World War One Centennial Commission,” said Chris Isleib, Director of Public Affairs. Here are some related resources from NCSS.
In 1926, America celebrated the 150th anniversary of its Declaration of Independence. To mark the occasion, citizens of Poland – more than 5.5 million of them – signed a unique birthday card, "The Polish Declarations of Admiration and Friendship." Now, all 111 volumes containing more than 30,000 pages – many beautifully illustrated or accompanied by photographs – are digitized and accessible on the Library of Congress website. Read more
Film maker Obaidah Zytoon captures the fate of Syria through the intimate lens of a circle of friends. Beginning with peaceful Arab Spring protests in 2011, take a four-year, ground-level look at how the country spiraled into bloody civil war. A Point of View (POV) documentary production. Read about it at http://www.pbs.org/pov/thewarshow. (Repeats on July 5)
June 25, 2017 - 7:30am EDT to July 15, 2017 - 7:30am EDT
The 2017 USS Midway Institute is hosting two-week and one-week seminar programs. "Come aboard the USS Midway Museum in beautiful San Diego this summer and join in a unique professional development opportunity for teachers of History and Social Studies!"
The Cold War, Korea, and Vietnam ---- June 25–July 8, 2017
World War II in the Pacific: Clash of Nations and Perspectives ---- July 9- 15, 2017
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