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World History

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

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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
May 9, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Teach students how to DO history through project-based learning that engages students in inquiry-based research and evaluation using primary sources--either online or in local libraries/archives--while learning history and contributing to data being compiled by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

$20 NCSS members / $40 NCSS nonmembers

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March 7, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Students develop their literacy skills while extracting the necessary historical content from text. Learn how to create an engaging and beneficial curriculum around the concept of narrative and connections, in which students can bridge together the short excerpts, aka "dots", provided to read intently in class in order to see and understand the bigger picture.

$30 NCSS members / $60 NCSS nonmembers

(2-part webinar series: Tuesday, March 7 and Thursday, March 9 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST)

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February 21, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Get an introduction to the Digital Public Library of America's (DPLA) free, curated, vetted classroom-ready resources and learn techniques and strategies for creative classroom implementation that supports differentiation for diverse learners, cross-curricular learning, and C3-driven inquiry-based analysis.

$20 NCSS members / $40 NCSS nonmembers

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February 7, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Learn how to use GIS to compliment your existing instruction; map and analyze simple data sets; and to create community based PBL activities. Lesson Plans, free software, and replication tips will be provided.

$20 NCSS members / $40 NCSS nonmembers

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Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War

PBS/Ken Burns
This documentary tells the story of an American couple who in 1939 embarked on a secret mission in Eastern Europe to save refugees and dissidents from the Nazis. The producers have partnered with two education organizations -- Facing History and Ourselves and the Holocaust Educators Network -- to make this project useful to teachers. See the lesson plans at www.facinghistory.org/defying-nazis.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

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