Professional Development

People's History of the Vietnam War Teach-In

People's History of the Vietnam War Teach-In March 28, 2015 from 10 AM to 4:30 PM At MIT, 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA, Building 32-123 and 32-141, Fully Accessible A "teach-in" on the resistance to the Vietnam War - the history the Pentagon...

85,000 Pathé Films - Free on YouTube

The British documentary company, Pathé collected documentary footage which played before movies in theaters during much of the 20th century. Those films have now been released for free use (what a social studies boon!) on YouTube. If you have been angling ...

AIER Economics Summer Workshop

The American Institute for Economic Research (AIER) located in Great Barrington, MA invites all high school teachers to our summer workshop (June 22-26). Through this workshop teachers from all subject areas will learn how to apply key economic concepts...

China: Summer Institute

The National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) and the Program for Teaching East Asia (TEA) at the University of Colorado are now accepting applications for our 2015 summer institutes on China and Korea. Please share the following summer institute...

Coming up at Peabody Museum of Archeology & Ethnology

Upcoming talks at the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology  Thursday, March 26, 6:00 pm Public Lecture The Allure of Collecting Arms and Armor   Donald J. LaRocca, Curator, Department of Arms and Armor, The Metropolitan Museum o...

Common Core Harms History Instruction

Study: Common Core ELA Standards Will Further Harm U.S. History Instruction States and schools should offer separate standards and classes for English and U.S. History rather than follow Common Core approach of merging academic disciplines. BOSTON  ...

Common Sense Economics Workshop

Common Sense Economics Professional Development Free Workshop for High School Teachers March 19, 2015 Loomis Sayles Boston, MA http://bit.ly/17K6L0F Contact person is Mr. Scott Guild, President of the Massachusetts Council on Economic...

Disney DVDs

I (Anna Sorrentino) just wanted to share with you information about our newest release at Disney Educational Productions, They Spoke Out . We are offering this title to you at a special price of just $9.99 . Please click here for a full program description. Whether...

Facing History Summer Seminars

Facing History will be offering five 5-day seminars at its Brookline office and 2 online courses this summer on topics such as Holocaust and Human Behavior, Immigration in a Changing World, and the U.S. Civil Rights Movement. For a complete schedule...

Global Literacy Institute

2014-2015 Boston University School of Education 3-Day / 20-PDP Global Literacy Institute During the academic year, the School of Education offers three-day, 20-PDP Global Literacy Institutes that address current global issues and Common Core State...

History Camp Unconference

Registration LINK: http://historycamp2015.eventbrite.com

Inside the White House Situation Room

Dear Fellow Educator, Given the news in the Middle East, WarningSignsofGenocide.org  is happy to pass along the following lessons about the American response to ISIS and the Syrian Refugee crisis. Written by teachers, for teachers, all materials a...

Martha Ross Oral History Teaching Award

In 1993, the Oral History Association established an honorific award to recognize a distinguished primary or secondary school teacher or professional involved in educational outreach at the pre-collegiate level who has incorporated the practice of oral...

MHS Spring Vacation Events: Make Your Own History Comic

Join us at the Massachusetts Historical Society on Tuesday, April 21, for this FREE hands-on history program for families. Participants will hear the story of the 1765 Stamp Act Riots in Boston, as told by noted historian and writer John Bell. They...

National Honor Society for Social Studies

The National Council for the Social Studies has created an honor society for high school juniors and seniors.

Sons of the American Revolution History Programs

Introducing the Massachusetts Society of the Sons of the American Revolution History Programs Since its founding in 1889, the Sons of the American Revolution has promoted historic preservation, education, and patriotism across the nation. Through...

SPEAK TRUTH TO POWER - Student Video Contest

SPEAK TRUTH TO POWER STUDENT  VIDEO  CONTEST LOOKING FOR A WAY TO HELP YOUR STUDENTS LEARN ABOUT HOW TO CREATE CHANGE? Consider our Speak Truth To Power Video Contest that gives middle and high school students the opportunity to embrace t...

Teaching about Japanese American Internment and Fred Korematsu

Fred Korematsu is remembered for his courageous fight against the Japanese American Internment which led to the 1944 Supreme Court case, Korematsu v. United States. Fred Korematsu was exonerated almost 40 years later and was eventually awarded the Presidential...

Teaching the Humanities through Art

Summer Institutes: Teaching the Humanities through Art Smithsonian American Art Museum Monday, July 13–Friday, July 17, 2015 OR Monday, July 27–Friday, July 31, 2015 Be inspired this summer at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, as you...

What is the C3 Framework?

Find out more by reading the flier.

PIER Summer Institute 2012

(EXAMPLE of the kind of announcements we are pleased to include here. Contact the Executive Secretary,  June Coutu if you have an event you think MCSS should promote )   The 2012 PIER Summer Institute for Educators explores how the human ...

MCSS Award Recipients

2013 MCSS Award Recipients William Spratt Award for Excellence in Teaching Secondary June Murray , Hudson HS Nominated by Todd Wallingford William Spratt Award for Excellence in Teaching Middle School Eric Mendoza , Saint Columbkille...

Licensure & Recertification

By law, all Massachusetts public school educators (teachers and administrators) must be licensed through the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (MA DESE ). The MA DESE issues three kinds of Educator Licenses (Preliminary,...