Lou Frey Institute Is New Partner in CRN

The Florida Joint Center for Citizenship at the Lou Frey Institute has joined the Civics Renewal Network, becoming the 33rd member. The organization promotes the development of enlightened, responsible and actively engaged citizens. It works to accomplish its mission through civic education programs that encourage thoughtful discussion about current policy issues; experiential learning programs that […]

Core Knowledge Foundation Joins Civics Renewal Network

The Civics Renewal Network is pleased to announce that the Core Knowledge Foundation has joined the network. The Foundation’s curriculum covers a range of social studies topics for the upper elementary and middle school levels. The Foundation states that its mission “is to advance excellence and equity in education for all children. To achieve this mission, we offer detailed curricular guidance and materials to schools, teachers, parents, and policymakers — to anyone who believes, as we do, that every child in a diverse democracy deserves access to enabling knowledge. Look for its resources here.

Lesson Guide for Ken Burns’ Vietnam War Series

The National Endowment for the Humanities’ EDSITEment project has launched an educational portal for Ken Burns’ 10-part Vietnam War documentary, which tells the story of one of the most consequential, divisive and controversial events in American history. The lessons are organized by the themes that cover the war’s key events and initiatives. Iconic music from the era, audio recordings from inside the Johnson and Nixon administrations, and interviews from those who lived the war draw students into the conflict and related controversies. The portal contains 29 lessons with video clips from the series, most of which can be completed in a classroom period or two. The lessons have been developed for grades 9-12 and can be easily adapted for other grades.

Spring Issue of Bill of Rights in Action Available

The Constitutional Rights Foundation has released the spring issue of Bill of Rights in Action. This issue contains the following articles:

  • U.S. History: An analysis of the career of the great African American journalist Ida B. Wells and her campaigns against lynching and for racial equality in the women’s suffrage movement.
  • World History: A close look at the revolutions that challenged Europe’s monarchical regimes in 1848.
  • U.S. Government/Current Issues: The Iran Nuclear Deal and Its Critics

Go here to download the issue.

Register for Share My Lesson’s Virtual Conference

This free webinar series, March 13-15, provides “use right now” strategies and tools for teachers, paraprofessionals, and school-related personnel, parents and community members. All 30+ sessions are eligible for professional development credit, per your school’s or district’s approval. Register here. Find sessions on topics like: Assessments and student achievement Inclusive education Social emotional learning and […]

Free Continuing Education Opportunities Available

TeachingAmericanHistory.org offers a variety of free continuing education opportunities that will leave you feeling enriched and inspired. We provide seminars, webinars and weekend colloquia, all focused on the most powerful curriculum available: original documents. All of our programs come with materials and a continuing education certificate that you can count toward professional development requirements. And […]

Black History Month, Presidents Day, Summer Programs

Check out upcoming summer programs and explore resources on the student free speech case Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District (1969), Black History Month and Presidents Day.

Learn About the Digital Public Library of America

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania highlights a great resource, the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), in a blog post. The DPLA is a free, national digital library that gives you access to more than 20.6 million items from more than 2,900 libraries, archives and museums. The website includes Primary Sources Sets for educators and […]