The following opportunities are available to Students, Teachers and Administrators who are interested in expanding their knowledge of Social Studies/Civics.
ArcGIS Great News! The New Hampshire Department of Education has just signed a state-wide license agreement with Esri (Environmental Systems Research Institute) for unlimited educational and administrative use of the complete suite of ArcGIS software for K-12 public and private schools, after school programs, and youth groups.
Interested? To find out more about the state license agreement, how to get the software, and upcoming training opportunities, visit http://www.nhedgis.org. Or email Bob Woolner, Ina Ahern, Lara Bryant, Judy Tumosa and Stan Freeda at our combined email address of email@example.com and we will be in touch again soon!
Where: Washington, DC
When: July 9-11, 2014
Registration Open: 3 February - 30 April 14
This professional development institute provides educators with a valuable opportunity to expand their knowledge and learn new methods for teaching about civil rights.
This online reading series for K-12 educators will explore literature from around the world, including Russia/Eurasia, Latin America, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and the Islamic world. Join leading experts and authors for live, online discussions throughout the year. Discussion questions, an online discussion forum, and accompanying informational texts will be provided.
Behind the Beautiful Forevers, by Katherine Boo
Monday, March 31, 2014
Join the Harvard Global Health Institute and the South Asia Institute for a discussion of Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo. Register for this session.
Sessions will be conducted in an Adobe Connect virtual classroom space and can be accessed from any computer. Once registered, participants will be given a URL for the virtual classroom location. No software download is required.
Learn more about Global Literature Online Book Group for Educators.
Save the date for a four-day intensive workshop on the use of digital media and mapping resources in the classroom. Geared toward secondary educators in the humanities and social sciences but open to those in all subjects, the workshop will feature training in tools for data visualization, map creation, map annotation, and map-based storytelling, a guided look into available online collections of maps and geographic data, as well as presentations by scholars and experts who are using these resources in their own work. Workshop participants will develop their own projects throughout the course of the week using these digital tools. Tools discussed may include WorldMap, Google Earth, HealthMap, TweetMap and Neatline, all freely available online.
Interested participants will be asked to submit a short statement of interest detailing concrete ways in which they hope to integrate mapping tools and approaches into their classroom. No prior experience or knowledge of digital mapping or specific software is required, but a willingness to engage fully in a rigorous program is essential. Given that our collaborating centers represent a variety of world regions, we will seek to maintain a group with diverse interests, exploring mapping from different global, national, and local contexts. More information, including the full application form, will be made available in the next several weeks. Application deadline is April 8, 2014.
Questions about the workshop? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CALL FOR MASTER TEACHERS
We are looking for Master Teachers to present on their own work using various methods of mapping in the classroom. If you are interested, please contact email@example.com
Examples of Master Teacher projects might include:
Original lesson plans or units around existing mapping resources successfully employed in your classroom, sharing best practices of effective interdisciplinary teaching partnerships and curricula units incorporating maps, using mapping tools and curricula units to teach, highlight and demonstrate students' global competency.
Eligibility: This opportunity is available to High School Students and Teachers (Prior knowledge of Chinese history or language is not required); if you are not a high school teacher, please pass this opportunity on to your colleagues.
Trip dates: September 18 - 27, 2014
Application Deadline: April 7, 2014
Costs: Concordia International School Shanghai will pay for all trip-related expenses within China; participants selected to take part are responsible for travel arrangements and costs to get to and from Shanghai.
For more information on this opportunity, the application process and past study trips, please visit: https://www.concordiashanghai.org/parents/high-school/history-contest
Mark your calendars and spread the word! The 2014 Educators for Teaching India (EFTI) conference theme will be Women in India: Negotiating Tradition and Modernity . The conference will take place on April 4, from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm at Harvard University. This year’s conference will examine the status of women in India through multiple lenses: religion, history, politics and current events, including the recent Supreme Court ruling that sentenced four men to death for the gang-raping of a New Delhi woman.
EFTI is proud to announce that this year’s keynote speaker will be Harleen Singh, Associate Professor of Literature and Women’s and Gender Studies at Brandeis University and author of the forthcoming The Public Life of Lakshmi Bai, Rani of Jhansi: Gender, History, and Fable in India 1 ed. (Cambridge University Press, 2013). Many of you will remember Professor Singh from her dynamic and engaging workshop on gender at our 2013 conference.
Please register today and help us spread the word. Registration and conference information can be found on our website: http://teachingindia.org/. We have also attached a poster announcement for the conference and encourage you to share it with colleagues and friends. If you would like to attend the conference but work for an institution that does not provide financial support for professional development please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All the best and look forward to seeing many of you on April 4th.
Kristin Hayward Strobel
Lexington High School
Educators for Teaching India
- First to Fight : American Volunteers against Fascism in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939 - Primary Sources Workshop, Saturday, March 8, 9am-3:30pm
Right out of the gate: the essay contest is back! This year’s topic deals with the fall of the Berlin Wall. We love reading all of the entries and hope to receive an essay from each of your students. Remember, there are prizes for teachers, too!
About the German Information Center USA 9th Annual Essay Contest. The purpose of the essay contest is to familiarize students with today’s Germany. In addition, the contest offers students and their teachers an opportunity to discuss traditional and modern German culture, language and society.
Students must write about the following topic: 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall
All entries must be submitted electronically by April 15, 2014.
There will be three grade groupings for the contest: Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, and Grades 9-12. Winners will receive prizes and certificates; their essays will appear on this website (www.Germany.info), as well as the German Information Center USA’s newsletters.
This workshop for K-12 teachers is offered in conjunction with a loan exhibition of objects reflecting Americans’ global networks in the early republic on view at the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery, College of the Holy Cross.
Saturday, March 15, 2014
9 am to 3:30 pm
Hogan Center Suite B
College of the Holy Cross
Registration and Parking
Hogan Campus Center: Go up the College Street hill and enter Gate 7 (the last gate on the left). The Hogan Campus Center is the second building on the left with the large silver cross on it. Visitor parking is to the right of the Campus Center.
Program registration: The fee for this program is $20, which covers refreshments, lunch, and a copy of the illustrated exhibition catalogue. PDP points are available to teachers attending this conference and all or part of the symposium on April 3-5, 2014 for which there is no additional charge.
To register: http://college.holycross.edu/projects/globalencounters/ge-events.html
For more information email: email@example.com or artsRSVP@holycross.edu
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Fredrik Logevall to offer talk on Vietnam War in Manchester
Mark your calendars for an April 15 talk by acclaimed historian Fredrik Logevall at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College in Manchester. The event is funded in part by a Humanities Council grant.
Logevall will offer a talk based on his latest book, Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam on Tuesday, April 15 at 5 p.m. at the Institute. Logevall's book won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for History. Logevall will explain why the struggle for Vietnam occupies a central place in the history of the 20th century. Fought over a period of three decades, the conflict saw France and then the United States attempt to subdue the revolutionary Vietnamese forces. Logevall will explore this epic story of wasted opportunities and tragic miscalculations, featuring an extraordinary cast of larger-than-life characters. Logevall will delve deeply into the historical record to provide hard answers to the unanswered questions surrounding the demise of one Western power in Vietnam and the arrival of another.
Logevall is the John S. Knight Professor of International Studies at Cornell University. In 2006 and 2007 he was Leverhulme Professor of History at the University of Nottingham and Mellon Senior Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge, and he currently serves as the director of the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies. Logevall also serves as president of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR).
Logevall's talk is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. Reserve your seats by e-mailing the Institute of Politics.
Schools can contact Chris Brooks at firstname.lastname@example.org if they wish to find out more about the program or reserve students slots for their school.
For Educators This Spring
To Light the World: Stories of Hope & Courage for Challenging Times
A conference for teachers of grades 3-8 and school librarians
Thursday, April 3, 2014
8:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
How can literature be used in the classroom to shed light on troubling events in history and in today's world? How can we help students respond creatively to issues of concern and encourage them to believe that they, too, can make a difference? The Kennedy Library, together with the John F. Kennedy National Historic Site, will present a conference this April, featuring conversations with award-winning authors and workshop sessions on strategies and resources for helping students engage with issues of concern. Learn more about this conference for teachers and librarians.
Application for Library of Congress Summer Teacher Programs is now available - Institute and seminar applications are due Monday, March 24, 2014
Theme: "Maritime Civilizations in World History"
Location: Southern Maine Community College, South Portland, Maine.
When: 5 April 2014
We have received a good number of proposals and will soon post the program and other logistic details about the symposium, but wanted to remind everyone to mark their calendars for this opportunity to engage with colleagues. In addition to an exciting array of panels we are pleased to have Lincoln Paine, author of The Sea and Civilization: A Maritime History of the World, as the keynote speaker.
REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT: Early registration is strongly encouraged, although it is possible to register at the symposium. Please visit nerwha.org to register and pay online. Registration does not include lunch, which is available at an additional cost. Registrants may also find lunch options on the campus of the Southern Maine Community College, our symposium co-sponsor.
Inquiries can be made by email: NERWHAProg@gmail.com
Effective September 1, 2012, the McLane Family New Hampshire Student Membership Program allows New Hampshire students of all ages in public and private school, as well as those who are home schooled, to visit the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston free of charge.
To request a school group visit, please complete our request form and indicate that you are visiting from a school in New Hampshire
- March 18, 2014 - How Do You Help Your Students Use Disciplinary Literacies to Explore Content through Inquiry?
- April 15, 2014 - How Do Your Students Gather Sources, Evaluate Evidence, and Develop Claims to Make Valid Arguments?
- May 20, 2014 - How Do Your Students Creatively Communicate Results from an Inquiry?
-June 10, 2014 - How Do You Overcome Challenges for Students to Take Informed Action in Social Studies?
1. If you can help us find an interested and qualified judge, we always can use someone to round-out our judging teams of three. If you are a teacher thinking about trying NHD next year, or you know of a teacher interested in learning more, this is a great way to get involved. We’ll give you an orientation and lunch. You’re sure to LOVE being a judge, as judges universally walk away from the experience impressed with the love students have for having achieved something important in the Social Studies. Please contact me with your interest or with the name of someone who would be interested. email@example.com
2. We have had some challenges with staff changes this year, including losing our graduate assistant in the fall and getting a new one “up to speed” in the last few weeks. This means that our registration site is not “up” yet but it will be soon.
You need to know for registration details:
1. Registration will close March 22, 2014
2. By that date you should have all your/your students’ information entered in our website.
3. By that date papers should have been eMailed.
4. By that date websites should be completed on their *NHD*weebly site (not weebly site).
5. Per usual, schools may send up to two individual plus two group projects in each of the five category types.
If you can let me know now via eMail that you are planning on coming, I would appreciate it just to be sure that registration goes as smoothly as possible (when we open it by the end of February.) firstname.lastname@example.org
Be part of a historical legacy!
Founded in 1897, the NEHTA is the nation’s oldest association of history and social studies
Build your networking community!
The NEHTA draws its membership from a wide variety of professionals across the country –
private and public, undergraduate and graduate, educators and students, museums, authors.
Stay informed in the field!
The NEHTA Newsletter and Forum is published biannually with articles on pedagogy and content.
E-mail updates keep members regularly informed about professional opportunities.
Know the current scholarship!
The NEHTA publishes a peer-reviewed academic journal, The New England Journal of History,
welcoming member submissions of articles and reviews.
Gain insight and skills from experienced colleagues!
The NEHTA sponsors an annual conference each fall. The fall 2013 conference on Teaching
the Vietnam War featured university experts on wide range of topics and took place at the Dodd
Center at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT.
Get free resources!
The NEHTA also cosponsors the Northeast Regional Conference on the Social Studies in the
spring. As a new professional, you will never walk away empty-handed from this conference.
Take advantage of award opportunities!
The NEHTA presents several recognition awards to educators who demonstrate excellence in
teaching, research and writing, and service to the profession.
For more information, contact the New England History Teachers Association
On the web at www.nehta.org
By e-mail at email@example.com
Annual membership fees are just $25! Discounted rates available for students.
NEHTA Announces Laska Award - the New England History Teachers Association is pleased to announce that it will present the tenth annual Vera and Andrew J. Laska Award at NERC in April 2014. All application materials must be submitted by February 28, 2014
Teaching About Japan
In our free web series on Japan, we’ll explore the history of martial arts, examine Japan's shrinking population, and take a virtual tour through Japanese culture and daily life. Join us for one, two or all three of our 1-hour online seminars starting in February (and featuring several Elgin Heinz award winners)!
Learn more and register today.
February 27, 2014 (missed this? Visit our online seminar library)
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. ET
From Samurai and Ninja to Bushido and Karate: The History and Culture of Martial Japan Join us for an inspired look at the history and culture of martial arts in Japan and empower your students to make a deeper connection to this fascinating country.
March 26, 2014
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. ET
Shrinking Population: Japan’s Demographic Challenges
As a nation, Japan faces a 21st century challenge unlike any other. Join us as we examine the serious implications of Japan’s shrinking population.
April 29, 2014
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. ET
Tatami and Hamburgers: Japanese Culture and Daily Life
Join us as we explore Japanese cultural artifacts and the engaging stories behind them, and examine seasonal customs and their influence on arts, literature and celebrations.
March 1, 2014
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon ET
Using Global Primary Sources to Promote Inquiry
Explore different strategies designed to support inquiry and literacy skills through the use of global primary sources such as oral interviews, photographs, quantitative data, and others.
A non-refundable program fee of $200 per person supports the cost of resource materials. A limited number of $500 scholarships are awarded each year. Please direct queries to AmericanArtInstitutes@si.edu. Application deadline is March 31, 2014. To apply, visit http://americanart.si.edu/education/dev/institutes/
The USS Constitution Museum is pleased to announce that Boston-based Liberty Mutual Insurance will sponsor all public school visits to the museum from Sept. 2012 to June 2015, thus allowing for free field trips for students of all ages, in and outside of Massachusetts. Public schools that participate in the Liberty Mutual Insurance-sponsored field trips will have access to a range of fun and educational experiences, using the historic naval vessel, USS Constitution and its crew as a lens for understanding the War of 1812. Through programs geared toward various grade levels-from pre-school through 12th grade-students can explore the excitement of "shipboard life" and the concept that ordinary people, working together towards a common goal, can have a direct and powerful impact on the nation's future. To learn more about the USS Constitution Museum and its field trip activities, please visit www.ussconstitutionmuseum.org/. Please note that field trips must be scheduled in advance, and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
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