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Upcoming Social Studies/Civics Events


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 nhedgispartnership@gmail.com and we will be in touch again soon!

    • ArcGIS Online for Organizations is included within our state license agreement and is available for your school! Organizations allow you and your students to undertake mapping and geospatial activities with no software to install. With ArcGIS online you can easily create interactive maps and apps as well as use pre-made content. With an organization you can control how the information is shared, allowing access to projects for just your class, your school, or by publishing final products to the world. Because the platform is online, students can access the maps and information from anywhere they have Internet access.

  • 2014 Civics & Civil Rights Institute Acrobat Reader

    Where: Washington, DC
    When: July 9-11, 2014
    Registration Open: 3 February - 30 April 14
    Cost: $100.00

    This professional development institute provides educators with a valuable opportunity to expand their knowledge and learn new methods for teaching about civil rights.

  • A Lawyer and Judge in Every School Day - New Programming for 8-12 Grade Students - Sign up Now! Law Day in NH: Friday, May 2, 2014
  • American Antiquarian Society (AAS)Worcester: - Hands-On History Workshops

    • “Exploring Johnny Tremain” with Joan Shelley Rubin. Saturday, May 10, 2014, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
      • This hands-on workshop will explore the beloved children’s novel Johnny Tremain, written by AAS’s first female member, Esther Forbes (elected 1960). In this award-winning novel, which has never been out of print since it was first published in 1943, Forbes follows a smart, charming, and somewhat reckless apprentice silversmith through a series of personal and political trials leading up to the Battles of Lexington and Concord. She not only paints a vibrant picture of Revolutionary-era Boston, but also tells a coming-of-age story that remains relevant today. Joan Shelley Rubin will serve as lead scholar for the day placing the novel in the context of the time it was written. Participants will also examine original documents from the AAS collection that relate to the scenes and events in the novel, putting the story in its literary and historical context.

        Whether you loved the novel as a child, are looking for ways to incorporate it into your classroom teaching, or are planning to introduce it to a child or grandchild of your own, you’ll find this workshop both enlightening and entertaining!

        Joan Shelley Rubin is Dexter Perkins professor in history and director of the American Studies program at the University of Rochester, where she has been a faculty member since 1995. An American cultural historian with a specialization in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, she has been particularly interested in the values, anxieties, aspirations, and beliefs that have shaped both “high” art and popular expression. She is the author of Constance Rourke and American Culture (2001); The Making of Middlebrow Culture (1992); Songs of Ourselves: The Uses of Poetry in America (2010; and Cultural Considerations: Essays on Readers, Writers and Musicians in Postwar America (2013). She is co-editor-in-chief of The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History, and co-editor of The Enduring Book: Print Culture in Postwar America (a volume in the collaborative A History of the Book in America project sponsored by the American Antiquarian Society) and associate editor of The Oxford Companion to the Book.

        The cost of these one-day workshops is $65 for AAS members and K-12 educators and $75 for general admission. Registration includes pre-readings, materials, refreshments, and lunch. Professional development points will be available for K-12 educator
  • Attention Psychology Teachers:

    APA/Clark University Workshop for High School Teachers
    http://www.apa.org/news/events/2014/clark-workshop.aspx
    The 10th annual APA/Clark Workshop will be held June 30-July 2, 2014, in Worcester, MA. The workshop is limited to 25 teachers. The application deadline is April 15, 2014.

    APA 2014 Convention Award Program for High School Psychology Teachers and Students
    http://www.apa.org/about/awards/convention-high-school.aspx
    The APA Board of Directors has provided $5,000 to bring high school teachers and their students to the APA Convention, being held August 7–10, 2014, in Washington, DC. Teachers can either apply for (1) $200 to attend Convention themselves, or (2) up to $500 to attend with between two and four students. (A Pre-Convention workshop for psychology teachers is also being planned for August 6, 2014. Visit
    http://www.apa.org/ed/precollege/topss/index.aspx.)
  • The Boston Fed is transitioning from live programs for students and other visitors and will not be offering them after October 31, 2014. If you have a need for economic education materials, however, they are still available at http://www.federalreserveeducation.org/.
  • Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Freedom Summer: Investigating the Civil Rights Movement

    July 30–August 1
    Seattle University, Seattle, Washington
    $239 members/$259 nonmembers

    This three-day workshop will provide a varied program of civil rights panelists, demonstration of the Freedom Summer Storypath curriculum, and middle and secondary students sharing their learning experiences. Workshop participants will interact with the curriculum while learning from primary documents and civil rights workers about Freedom Summer. Participants will examine how Common Core Standards are authentically
    woven into the curriculum. Continuing education credit and a complimentary copy of the curriculum are available.

    If you are interested in being a webinar presenter or would like to submit a proposal for a summer workshop, online course, or webinar series, please contact conference@ncss.org.
  • Center for Middle Eastern Studies - Outreach Center
  • Visualizing Global Studies Summer Workshop - August 4-7, 2014

    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.

    APPLICATION PROCESS
    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 globalstudiesoutreach@harvard.edu.

    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 globalstudiesoutreach@harvard.edu

    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.

  • Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institutes - Summer 2014 Acrobat Reader (June - July 2014). Programs on Location in Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Yorktown
  • Concordia International School Shanghai offers a unique educational opportunity. Two high school teacher/student pairs will be selected to take part in a travel-study program examining key events of 19th and 20th century China. The travel-study program visits Shanghai, Nanjing, and Changsha to examine leadership in many forms, including the Taiping Rebellion, Sun Yat-sen's revolution, the development of the Chinese Communist Party, the role of Shanghai in China's re-emergence, and much more. Participants will meet with local students to discuss history, culture, and current events.
    The focus of the trip aligns with the National History Day's 2014-2015 theme "Leadership and Legacy in History," providing students a unique opportunity to create an NHD project. Additionally, university credit is available through the University of Wisconsin system.

  • 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.

    Contact: historycontest@concordiashanghai.org
    For more information on this opportunity, the application process and past study trips, please visit: https://www.concordiashanghai.org/parents/high-school/history-contest

  • Constitutionally Speaking in NH - I am the Director of Educator Outreach and Curriculum for Constitutionally Speaking in NH. I wanted to give NH social studies educators a heads up that they should expect an e-newsletter from CS on or around April 15. This new publication will include an opportunity to pre-register for an event this coming September in Concord featuring Sandra Day O'Connor and David Souter, a collection of resources for elementary, middle, and high school teachers for Law Day on May 1, and connection to our improved website.
  • Martha Madsens
    Director of Educator Outreach and Curriculum
    Constitutionally Speaking NH
    746-6138

  • CRITICAL THINKING & THE COMMON CORE
    Dr Karin Hess speaks on depth of knowledge, critical thinking, rigor, complexity, and the common core - Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 - Bedford, NH
  • WHAT DOES RIGOR LOOK LIKE?
    Webb's Depth of Knowledge with the Hess Rigor Matrix are tools that help instructors ask questions, design tasks, and author assessments in a way that promotes CRITICAL THINKING and RIGOR in learners.

    For more information or to register: depthofknowledge.info or call: 603.389.1069

  • Educators for Teaching India April 4th, hosted by the South Asia Institute at Harvard University

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 Acrobat Reader. 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 educatorsforteachingindia@gmail.com.

All the best and look forward to seeing many of you on April 4th.

Kristin Hayward Strobel
Lexington High School
Educators for Teaching India

  • EISENHOWER ACADEMY - Eisenhower National Historic Site & Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA

July 6–11, 2014
The Eisenhower Academy for teachers presents an in-depth perspective of 1950s America and the Eisenhower Presidency. Field trips, lectures, and new scholarship on the 1950s: the Presidency, the Cold War, civil rights, and popular culture. Effective strategies for teaching the Cold War. Behind the scenes tour of Eisenhower National Historic Site for an intimate glimpse into Eisenhower’s life and times. Professional Education and graduate credits are available.

Eisenhower Academy
(717) 338-9114 ext. 4411
www.nps.gov/eise

Sponsored by:
The National Park Service, Gettysburg
College, and the Eisenhower Society

  • EnviroJordan is a two-week environmental education study tour.
    Here is a program that might interest people into environmental studies. EnviroJordan (envirojordan.org) is a two-week environmental education study tour (Aug 2-15, 2014). "The program is open to private and public school teachers, administrators, curriculum specialists, environmental and science education professors, museum and nature center staff, and others. Visit breathtaking places like Petra, the Dead Sea, and ancient castles. Luxury camping in nature reserves and the Wadi Rum desert. Hiking, camel riding, jeep touring, Bedouin music. Meetings with peers, specialists, leaders. An Amman overnight homestay. Priced reasonably at $2,400. Graduate credit and scholarships available. A life-changing professional development experience!"
  • FBA & FJA Essay Contest Open to High School Students
    The Federal Judges Association and Federal Bar Association are sponsoring an essay contest for high school students. The topic is the celebration of 225 of federal courts and Article III of the Constitution. I encourage all of you to have your children, grandchildren, relatives or anyone you know who is in high school to participate. Also, those of you who have close contacts with your high schools, or have any connection with any other high school, please forward the submission form and rules. The winners will receive cash awards.

    The deadline for submissions is April 11, 2014.

    Thank you,
    Hon. Gustavo A. Gelpi Jr.
    FBA National President
  • GEEO: Global Exploration for Educators Organization founded in 2007, GEEO is a 501c3 non-profit organization that runs travel programs for teachers. Due to our Greece and India/Nepal programs filling up so quickly we are now offering additional departures for each location. The new Greece program will run from July 19th through August 2nd and the new India/Nepal program will run from June 10th through June 25th. See the full list of GEEO's Teacher Travel Programs for 2014
  • German Information Center USA - "Germany in Class":
    Welcome to the first edition of 2014! This year is a big year for commemorating historical events in Europe. It has been 1200 years since Charlemagne died, 100 years since the start of World War I, 75 years since the outbreak of World War II and 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall. Throughout the year we’ll be touching on all these topics in the newsletter.

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.

  • Gundalow Gatherings - April 12, 2014 at 6:00PM - Kindly RSVP for Gundalow Gatherings by April 8th.

    All proceeds support the Gundalow Company's 2014 education programs.

    There are spots still available - $75 per person. ($50 is tax deductible)

    Portsmouth-Dinner 1
    “American Eagle: A New Look at the Life and Art of John Haley Bellamy”
    James A. Craig
    Curator/Author
    Hosted by Robert & Tibbie Field
    At the Moffatt Ladd Warehouse

    Portsmouth-Dinner 2
    “The Power of Onboard Education”
    Captain Richard Bailey
    Oliver Hazard Perry
    Rhode Island's new Tall Ship
    www.ohpri.org
    Hosted by Molly & Jeff Bolster

    Kittery-Dinner 6
    “Sarah Mildred Long Bridge Replacement: The Regional River Crossing -
    linking Kittery, ME to Portsmouth, NH”
    William J. (Jay) Rohleder, Jr. P.E., S.E.
    Senior Vice President, Project Development
    FIGG Bridge Engineers, Inc.
    Hosted by Arnet Taylor, Jr. & Carolyn Mebert

  • Please register online or call our office (603) 433-9505

  • Historian of the Vietnam War to Speak in Manchester

    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.

  • John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum for Educators

    New Museum Program for Self-Guided Groups
    Words and Deeds: Examining John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address

    This spring, the Kennedy Library is launching a new Museum program for high school self-guided groups which focuses on the pledges John F. Kennedy made in his inaugural address. By critically examining the events of the early 1960s, students will evaluate the extent to which President Kennedy followed through on his pledges.

    Contact the docent coordinator for more information and reservations, or go to the School Visits page to learn more about our guided programs.

    Professional Development This Summer
    American Studies Summer Institute Defining "Public" and "Private" in America: Cultural, Social and Political Arguments Past and Present
    July 7-18, 2014
    8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


    This year's institute will examine the complex work to define the boundaries between the public and private in American life. In a historical moment when previously "private" behaviors (e.g., talking on the phone) have become public, and the concerns of a larger "public good" have invaded private space (e.g., NSA surveillance of personal communication), it becomes vital to explore the history of this ongoing conversation about individual rights and responsibilities on one hand, and the needs of the larger community on the other.

    Learn more about this institute for educators and American studies graduate students.

  • Library of Congress - Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS):

    BASICS is PD for YOU! - Register today for this FREE workshop

    *** NEWLY REVISED AND EXPANDED ***
    Reflect on and develop your own practices: focus on collaboration, adult learning, and PD facilitation skills. Engage in model inquiry activities incorporating primary sources from loc.gov. As a final project, develop a PD plan aligned with CCSS using time-tested practices and ready-to-use resources developed by the Library of Congress.


    • TPS:BASICS online workshop - Wednesdays: May 7th - June 11th. Select the series that best fits your schedule. Register today for this FREE workshop:

      BASICS for BREAKFAST
      7:30 AM to 8:30 AM

    *** OR ***

    BASICS for LUNCH
    1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

  • Maritime Civilizations in World History:Spring Symposium of the New England Regional World History Association

    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 Acrobat Reader 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

  • The McLane Family New Hampshire Student Membership Program

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

  • National Council for the Social Studies - C3 Framework Webinar Series Acrobat Reader: Implications for Practice. Starting Feb 10, 2014 - June 10, 2014

    - 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?

    • NCSS 2014 Spring Webinars Acrobat Reader
      Tuesdays at 8:00-9:00pm Eastern Time, unless otherwise noted
      Registration Fee: $25 members / $35 nonmembers
      NCSS’s newest professional development initiative offers both individual webinars and webinar series. Upon request, a certificate of attendance can be sent to you

     

    • NCSS 94th annual conference Boston, November 21-23, 2014 - Registration opens in June!

    Join the NCSS this fall for the 94th annual conference in Historic Boston. Join NCSS in its first return to New England in more than 30 years for the world’s largest and most comprehensive social studies professional development conference.

    Confirmed Speakers:
    Ken Burns
    Eric Foner
    Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

  • New England History Teachers Association (NEHTA)
    What have you done for yourself lately?
    Let the New England History Teachers Association help you reach your goals in your history career.

    Be part of a historical legacy!
    Founded in 1897, the NEHTA is the nation’s oldest association of history and social studies
    teachers.

    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 membership@nehta.org
    Annual membership fees are just $25! Discounted rates available for students
    .

  • New Hampshire Historical Society - History course begins April 10

    Join New Hampshire notables, Dudley Dudley, Tom Rath, Terry Shumaker, Donna Sytek, Susan Duprey, and Ned Helms for their first-person accounts as participants in the events of the late 20th and early 21st centuries.

    The classes will be held on
    Thursday evenings, from April 10 through May 15, 2014, at 7 p.m. at the Society, 30 Park St., Concord, NH. The fee is $80 for individual members of the Society and $120 for non-members.

    To register, download this form or contact Education Services Coordinator Stepanie Fortin at 603-856-0604 or via email at education@nhhistory.org.
  • Preservation field school opportunities in New Hampshire - New Hampshire offers many opportunities for people to take part in historic preservation efforts. This year people can participate at archaeological field schools across the state, including in Portsmouth, Keene, Berlin and Jefferson.

    The Strawbery Banke Museum field school, June 23-July 25, 2014, will focus on locating evidence of a twentieth-century mikveh, or Jewish ritual bath, on the grounds of the Portsmouth museum. Students will learn proper archaeological techniques, process artifacts in the museum laboratory, and participate in area day trips and museum tours. More information about the field school can be found at
    http://www.strawberybanke.org.

    The New Hampshire SCRAP field school will run in three consecutive two-week sessions, June 23-August 1, 2014. This year's field school, taught by the New Hampshire State Archaeologist Dr. Richard Boisvert, will focus on excavations of prehistoric sites at Mt. Jasper in Berlin and at a Paleo-Indian site in Jefferson. Participants will learn proper excavation techniques, site documentation, artifact identification, and basic mapping skills. More information about the NH SCRAP program can be found at http://www.nh.gov/nhdhr/SCRAP.htm.

    The Historical Society of Cheshire County will run a two-week field school under the supervision of archaeologist Martha Pinello, August 11-22, 2014, at the Wyman Tavern in Keene. Participants will gain experience in both excavation on the grounds of this historic tavern and in the laboratory processing materials found during excavation. For more information, call (603) 352-1895 or email
    hscc@nullhsccnh.org.
  • Primary Source - Enhance global learning and expand your global resources toolkit with Primary Source FREE online seminars!

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.

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.

  • Rhode Island Civil War Sesquicentennial Commemoration Commission Presents: A Conference on Rhode Island’s Civil War Experience, “Rhode Islanders on the Home Front”
    Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 8:00 AM Registration - Program Begins at 9:00 AM - The Conley Conference Center, 200 Allens Avenue, Providence, RI 02903. Registration Word document and Agenda Acrobat Reader
  • Study Canada K-12, Mar-Apr 2014 Acrobat Reader. Newsletters written by Western Washington University and University of Washington who jointly perform K-12 STUDY CANADA outreach as a U.S. Department of Education-funded National Resource Center for Canada in the US.
  • STUDY CANADA 2014 Summer Institute for K-12 Educators – A Capital View of Canada: Nations within a Nation. June 26-July 1, 2014 in Ottawa, ON (3N) and Montréal, QC (2N), Canada.

    Registration opens November 1, 2013;a 3 quarter credit/40 clock hour professional development course offered by Western Washington University that provides teachers with an excellent foundation for teaching about our northern neighbor.

    $600 Registration Cost – Travel Support Available
  • UNH Future Leaders Institute-July 14-19 2014. An exciting summer program for high school students
    Scott Smith (UNH Classics Department and Nick Smith (UNH Philosophy Department) are leading a week-long summer program for high school students at UNH under a new program (Future Leaders Institute) which looks at citizenship and ethics from both an ancient and modern perspective. This year's theme is "Money, Greed, Corruption," and they have an exciting program already in shape for the events. Many of your Latin and Classics students may find such a program rewarding and stimulating. Please consult the website (http://cola.unh.edu/llc/program/fli) for more information, or contact Professor Smith directly (Scott.Smith@unh.edu).
    Professors Smith and Smith are aiming at 35 students for the first year, and demand may be high, so early application is highly recommended!
  • United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

2014 Civic Leadership project sponsored by the Cohen Center and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington. This program is designed to explore the impact of extremism and prejudice while examining the roles and responsibilities of civic leaders in a democratic society.

The Cohen Center Civic Leadership Program is designed for 20-25 participants to travel to Washington DC from October 7-9, 2014 to tour the permanent exhibit of the USHMM, and discuss the legacies and lessons of the Holocaust with staff from the Museum and representatives of the Cohen Center.

Details of the 2014 CLP finalized:
- flier
- web descriptor
- application form

  • US History Institute Summer Institute
  • The Bryn Mawr School in Baltimore, Maryland, will be hosting the third annual US History Institute June 23-27, 2014, featuring experts in key fields, including Raymond “Skip” Hyser, former chief reader for the AP United States History exam, and Christine Heyrman, former chair of the APUSH Test Development Committee. Visit www.brynmawrschool.org/summerinstitute. Participants take part in three 90-minute sessions per day, along with 75-minute afternoon sessions about teaching resources and best practices for “teaching and Learning History in the Digital Age”. Registration is $400. Up to 5 graduate credits (Concordia University) at $127.50 per credit are available. Reduced hotel rate, Radisson Cross Keys, http://www.radisson.com/baltimore-hotel-md-21210/mdbaltim/hotel. A new World History institute will also take place at Bryn Mawr from July 7-10, featuring experts in Japanese, African, Middle Eastern, and Chinese history. Visit www.brynmawrschool.org/worldhistoryinstitute

  • USS Constitution Museum

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.

  • Worcester Revolution of 1774 Acrobat Reader - a consortium of historical and cultural organizations launch a year-long campaign to raise public awareness of Worcester’s pivotal role in the American Revolution. The programming year will culminate on September 7, 2014 with a free, day-long celebration on Worcester Common for families and the general public.


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