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Polish-American Friendship in 1926 (Library of Congress)

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.

The War Show (POV/PBS)

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)
Monday, July 3, 2017 - 10:00pm
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

To learn more, visit http://www.midway.org/midway-institute-teachers
July 11, 2017 to July 14, 2017

Educators from across the United States are invited to the 3rd annual Korean War Digital History Teacher Conference. This is a one of a kind conference celebrating the lives and sacrifices of our Korean War Veterans through oral history. This years’ conference will include:

Victorian Slum House (PBS)

In this series, a Victorian tenement in the heart of London's East End has been painstakingly brought back to life.
A group of 21st century people move in to experience the tough living and working conditions of the Victorian poor in each decade, 1860s through 1900s. To see trailers and episode descriptions, visit http://www.pbs.org/show/victorian-slum-house/.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 8:00pm
March 14, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

UArts created a guide to studying photographs, meant for use in the classroom or as inspiration for teachings. It helps users build visual literacy skills - making meaning of images through analysis and interpretation, and using images effectively. Using the TPS Analysis Tool, we will analyze a portrait, a street scene and a recreational image.

Complimentary for NCSS Members

July 1, 2017 - 9:15am EDT
PDK will be offering a limited number of $900 scholarships for those that wish to travel this summer. Educators are invited to explore World War II history in Munich and Berlin by
May 2, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

This webinar will share key details and teaching resources on the humanitarian crisis in Syria and the rise of ISIS. Hear from the Director of www.Iamsyria.org, Andrew Beiter, on the current situation on the ground, how to approach this topic with your students, and how your students can take action.

Complimentary for NCSS members / $40 NCSS nonmembers

Africa's Great Civilizations (PBS)

In his six-hour series, AFRICA’S GREAT CIVILIZATIONS, Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. takes a look at the history of Africa, from the birth of humankind to the dawn of the 20th century. "This is a breathtaking . . .
Monday, February 27, 2017 - 9:00pm

Victoria (PBS Masterpiece/drama series)

A new miniseries, "Victoria," which began on Sunday, January 15th at 9/8c, is hosted by MASTERPIECE on PBS. The six-episode drama follows Queen Victoria (played by Jenna Coleman) from the time she becomes England’s monarch in 1837 at the age of 18 through her relationship with her first prime minister, Lord Melbourne (Rufus Sewell), and her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert (Tom Hughes).
Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 2:30pm

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