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 […]

Workshop Offered on History of Philadelphia’s Transit System

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania features a program on “Education and the Forgotten History of the Philadelphians Who Built Their Transit System” on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, from 5 to 8 p.m. at its building, 1300 Locust St., Philadelphia. Author James Wolfinger will recount the history of the city’s public transportation system from the 1880s […]

Submit Your Best Civics Lesson Plan

The ABOTA Foundation has announced its 2018 Civics Lesson Plan Contest. One lesson plan will be selected for publication in each of two content categories: Trial by jury in civil trials Preserving a fair and impartial judiciary Winners will receive One $500 gift card to Office Depot A classroom set of pocket U.S. Constitutions Publication […]

iCivics Updates Primary Source Analysis Tool

iCivics is excited to announce that it has updated its popular primary source analysis tool — DBQuest — with its original module on the Nashville Sit-In Movement and a new module on America’s Founding Preambles. DBQuest introduces students to major questions in civics and history and builds evidence-based reasoning skills. For each topic, they are given […]

Library of Congress Offers Summer Teacher Institutes

The Library of Congress offers five weeklong professional development programs for K-12 educators interested in learning more about the practice of teaching with primary sources. The institutes are appropriate for educators across many disciplines, including: social studies/history, English language arts, science, art, music, and any educators who think primary sources could be used with their […]