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The Bank is also offering an outstanding exhibit in our first-floor gallery, “What Does the Fed Do? 100 Years Serving as the Nation’s Central Bank,” to celebrate our centennial. The exhibit will be up until November 20 and is open to the public Mondays, 11 to 3. Contact Melita.V.Podesta@bos.frb.org.
We will be announcing our new activities on our website in the near future. In the meantime, you may be interested to know that our Economic Education Unit and our Financial Education Unit have merged to form the Financial Capabilities Group. The new group’s mission is to strengthen the financial stability of households in New England by building the financial capabilities of its low- and moderate-income residents. In the past our activities emphasized education and knowledge gain. Today we hope to move beyond merely providing knowledge to influencing positive changes in financial behavior. To accomplish this, we:
a. work with intermediaries who aim to increase the capacity of New England residents to make informed financial decisions based on knowledge, skills, and access to appropriate resources, financial products, and services;
b. identify and promote effective financial education strategies and engage practitioners, community groups, public officials, institutions, and educators to discuss policies and innovative approaches for increasing financial capabilities and asset development; and
c. encourage and facilitate collaboration among agencies to explore and implement effective solutions, spread awareness of financial resources and protections, and build the capacity of practitioners and educators through training and tools and the translation of research into practice.
These changes will alter some of the services we have provided to you in the past. However, it is still our hope to continue to be of service. If you have questions or concerns, feel free to contact us.
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The California History-Social Science Project is excited to present an interactive map for its next History Blueprint Unit - Sites of Encounter in the Medieval World (7th grade). Students can learn about trade in the Medieval World trade, geography, religion, the spread of the Black Death, and much more.
The California History-Social Science Project is excited to announce two free lessons for 7th grade - "Mali" and "Majorca." Aligned with the Common Core, these lessons draw on new Medieval scholarship, and invite students to explore written and visual primary sources. Consider using these lessons in your curriculum in 2014-15, complete with literacy support and multimedia materials.
ISIS/Islamic State - Current Context
Are you looking to incorporate current events into your classroom? Check out the recent issue of Current Context, covering the rise of the Islamic jihadist group - Islamic State - in Iraq and Syria. Read previous editions, and follow the CHSSP blog for ideas on using this material in the classroom.
Sources of the Month-----Pseudonyms
- Document of the Month No.9 - April 2014
- Founder of the Month , April 2014
- Document of the Month No. 8 , March 2014
- Founder of the Month , March 2014
- Document of the Month No.7 - February 2014
- Founder of the Month , February 2014
- Document of the Month # 6 , January 2014
- Founder of the Month , January 2014
- Founder of the Month , November 2013
Who Will Support the Constitution? document of the month No.5, November 2013
Explore U.S.-Iran Relations
New videos with Jo-Anne Hart and Trita Parsi explore the history of U.S.-Iran relations, current negotiations over Iran's nuclear program, and domestic politics in both countries. These videos are an excellent supplement to The Middle East in Transition: Questions for U.S. Policy and The Challenge of Nuclear Weapons
Social Studies and the Common Core
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April 8-10, 2015
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Online Learning Module
Colonization and Independence in Africa: Details and Ordering Information
Colonization and Independence in Africa explores the changes colonialism imposed on African governments, economies, and societies. By focusing on four case studies, students consider the perspectives of Africans and the ways in which they responded to European colonialism and struggled for independence. The case studies in this curriculum highlight the experiences of people in present-day:
- The Democratic Republic of the Congo
Teaching with the News Lessons
The revolution that began in Egypt on January 25, 2011 continues to this day. Over the past three years, governments have come and gone. In public meeting spaces and universities, and on graffiti-marked walls, Egyptians continue to voice protest to a political system that has yet to achieve democracy.
The Egyptian Revolution: An Interactive Timeline Students will: Use This Lesson
- Review a timeline of events in Egypt over the past three years.
- Identify core themes of Egyptian protest movements.
- Work collaboratively with classmates.
Graffiti in Egypt's Revolution Students will: Use This Lesson
- Assess the role of graffiti in political protest.
- Use a short video to analyze the relevance of graffiti during the Egyptian revolution (January 2011-present).
- Articulate opinions on graffiti and censorship.
Unrest in Ukraine: In recent months, hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians have participated in protests marked by uncertainty and violence. The violence has reached an all-time high with rising death tolls among protesters and the police. In response to this escalating conflict, we've developed a new online lesson to introduce students to the crisis. Use this Lesson
In this lesson students will:
- Explore the ongoing political protests in Ukraine
- Analyze political cartoons that depict the Ukrainian crisis
- Identify the techniques used by cartoonists to express political opinion
- Monitor the Ukrainian crisis and consider international response
Digital student texts, made exclusively for iBooks on the iPad and Mac, allow students to:
- Watch videos
- Highlight text
- Take notes
- Swipe through photo collections
For the month of July Freedom Now: The Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi iBook Textbook is only $3.99.
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Free Online Lesson
Oral Histories: Students in the Civil Rights Movement
In this free online lesson students will:
- Hear stories from former civil rights activists.
- Analyze what motivated students to join the movement and what their experiences were like as activists in SNCC.
- Consider the relevance of this history today.
Video of the Week
Charles Cobb a visiting professor at Brown University answers the question, What role did nonviolence play in the movement? Watch more videos on the Civil Rights Movement
NH's Holocaust resource. Many links to curriculum, instruction, workshops, institutes, videos, and teacher resources.
Check back for more resources in this occasional series, and let us know what topics you'd like covered in future installments!
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Youtube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GntbpDxpkY0
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Teaching Civil Rights History - Lesson Plans on Civil Rights
Created in conjunction with the interactive website, 1963: The Struggle for Civil Rights, curriculum-relevant lesson plans for students in grades 3-12 bring the history of this tumultuous year to life. Through digitized primary source material from the Kennedy Library's collections, students can more fully understand the complex political, moral, and often violent struggle for equal rights in the early 1960s. Teach your students about JFK and civil rights.
Featured Document from our Digital Archives
JFK's First Message to Congress on Civil Rights
Fifty-one years ago this month, on February 28, 1963, President Kennedy delivered his first message to Congress on civil rights, calling for legislation providing for limited civil rights measures. Read Kennedy's full message.
JFK's Pledge to Land a Man on the Moon
On May 25, 1961, President Kennedy stood before Congress to deliver a special message on "urgent national needs," and asked Congress to dedicate $7-9 billion dollars to the space program. In light of Soviet advances in space, the United States needed "to take a clearly leading role in space achievement." He went on to proclaim that, "this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth."
Watch an excerpt of JFK's address to Congress.
Teaching the Space Race
Resources on the Space Race
• Two lesson plans - "Race to the Moon!" for elementary school students and "Why Choose the Moon?" for middle school students - examine the motivations for and issues facing the space race.
• The interactive exhibit We Choose the Moon allows visitors to follow the historic moon landing minute by minute and explore archival photos and footage of President Kennedy's pioneering space efforts.
• In the Museum, Alan Shepard's space capsule, Freedom 7, is on display through December 2015. Shepard became the first American in space when he successfully completed a 15-minute suborbital flight on May 5, 1961, flying at an altitude of 116 miles at 5,036 miles per hour.
The Monuments Men
As allied forces fought the Nazis for control of Europe during World War II, an unlikely unit of American and British art experts formed the Allied Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives section (MFAA) to wage a shadow campaign. Tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves, these heroes became known as The Monuments Men.
On February 7, 2014, the film The Monuments Men, starring George Clooney, Bill Murray, Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, and John Goodman, based on the true story of this World War II platoon, will be released. Learn more about the MFAA’s mission to rescue great works of art throughout Europe before they were destroyed by the Nazis with reliable reference content and primary sources that you have come to expect from ABC-CLIO
The main organization for the teaching of social studies. Many links to curriculum, instruction, and assessment issue
We have found this film to be a helpful way to introduce the topic with our off-site audiences, and would be useful with both teachers and students in the classroom. The film can be accessed via the following link: http://www.ushmm.org/learn/introduction-to-the-holocaust/path-to-nazi-genocide . The link also provides links to the 'information for student' section of the website, as well as links to our online timeline of events, Holocaust and related maps, and Holocaust encyclopedia. For those who cannot stream films from the internet in their classrooms, there is also an online request for to request a copy of the film in DVD format.
We hope you will make use of this valuable resource in your work. Peter Fredlake Director, National Outreach for Teacher Initiatives 202.314.0352 United States Holocaust Memorial Museum www.ushmm.org
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New Hampshire Humanities Council has available an order form for the documentary dvd "Meetinghouse: The Heart of Washington, NH." The documentary explores the concept of a "meetinghouse" as a uniquely New England historical and architectural phenomenon and its role in the civic and religious life of the town over two centuries. Production was funded in large part by two NHHC grants and written and produced by a dedicated group of Washington, NH residents and videographer John Gfroerer of Accompany. We are very pleased with the outcome and would love to see middle and high school American history classes use it.
New Hampshire in the Civil War blog: MIKE PRIDE is an historian and journalist. He is editor emeritus of the Concord Monitor, where he ran the newsroom for thirty years. For nine of those years, Pride served on the Pulitzer Prize board. He has co-authored several books, including My Brave Boys, a history of Colonel Edward E. Cross and the Fifth New Hampshire Volunteers. Pride graduated from the University of South Florida and was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. He does a blog at our-war.com, and its primary subject is New Hampshire in the Civil War
If you're interested, we would love for one of our educators to give a presentation during one of your workshops or conferences on how a visit to the Museum can enhance the classroom experience for students.
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The Transatlantic Outreach Program (TOP) has recently published two new instructional strategy guides Let's Explore Modern Germany (Elementary/Middle) and Germany in Focus (Secondary). The TOP teaching materials support social studies curriculum topics, provide the teacher with ready-to-use lesson plans, and provide students with practice related to social studies skills in the context of an intercultural approach. They model effective teaching strategies as well as social studies content and process skills.
The instructional strategy guides are designed such that the teacher may either integrate individual lessons or use them as a complete stand-alone unit. Social Studies and Common Core alignment guidelines are provided to assist with appropriate curriculum integration. Teachers can modify lessons to meet the needs, interests, and performance levels of students in their classrooms. Lessons range from activities designed for individual students to activities requiring student group collaboration.
In addition to these excellent resources, each summer TOP offers all-expenses paid study tours to Germany for U.S. and Canadian educators. (Social Studies teachers (grades K-12), Social Studies methods professors, curriculum coordinators, principals/assistant principals and applicable States’ Department of Education employees.)
TOP is a non-profit, public/private partnership between the Federal Foreign Office of Germany, the Goethe-Institut, Deutsche Bank, the Robert Bosch Stiftung, and the Siemens Corporation - was founded in 2002 to promote education about Germany, to encourage intercultural dialogue, and to provide the opportunity for North American social studies educators to experience Germany in person. TOP promotes awareness of Germany within the context of its education and political systems, vocational training, corporate social responsibility, environmental sustainability, culture, history, geography and more. Information about TOP can be found at www.goethe.de/top.
the Founders Online website from NARA
This free online tool brings together the papers of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison in a single websit
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is America's national institution for the documentation, study, and interpretation of Holocaust history, and serves as this country's memorial to the millions of people murdered during the Holocaust.
The Museum's primary mission is to advance and disseminate knowledge about this unprecedented tragedy; to preserve the memory of those who suffered; and to encourage its visitors to reflect upon the moral and spiritual questions raised by the events of the Holocaust as well as their own responsibilities as citizens of a democracy.
To learn more about the history of the Holocaust, to access teaching resources and information about professional development opportunities for teachers, visit the Museum Web site
100 Years Later: "The War to End All Wars"
100th anniversary of the start of World War I. The devastating conflict became known as “the war to end all wars,” but we know that was not to be.
The humiliation of Germany's defeat and the Versailles Treaty of 1919, which included heavy reparations and reduced territory size, would play an important role in the rise of Nazism and the coming of a second world war just 20 years later.
Visit us online to learn interesting facts, watch rare film footage, and view historical photographs and artifacts from World War I.
You can also watch the Museum’s new film, The Path to Nazi Genocide. This film explores Nazi ideology, propaganda, and persecution of Jews and other victims. It also outlines the path by which the Nazis and their collaborators led a state to war and to the murder of millions of people.
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