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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 Or email Bob Woolner, Ina Ahern, Lara Bryant, Judy Tumosa and Stan Freeda at our combined email address of 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.

AP Social Studies Teachers - opportunity to Apply to be an AP Reader - Apply now to score AP Exams at the AP Reading!

You’ll receive:

  • An honorarium
  • Reimbursement for travel expenses, lodging and meals
  • Opportunities for professional development hours and Continuing Education Units (CEUs) available to high school

The Boston Fed is no longer offering live programs for students and other visitors. If you have a need for economic education materials, however, they are still available at

The Choices Program has more than twenty years of experience developing curricula that introduce groundbreaking research on critical turning points in history and pressing contemporary issues into secondary classrooms. We are excited to offer this unique professional development opportunity for social studies district leaders. Social Studies and the Common Core will explore methods for implementing the Choices Program’s materials and approach to meet Common Core standards.

Social Studies and the Common Core
A Three-day Training for District Leaders
April 8-10, 2015
Brown University, Providence, RI
More Information and Application

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.

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

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
By e-mail at
Annual membership fees are just $25! Discounted rates available for students

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 Please note that field trips must be scheduled in advance, and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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