Professional Development

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...

American Revolution - Massachusetts Historical Society Resources

Are you teaching the American Revolution next year? Check out some of the Society's many digital resources related to the American Revolution in Boston and New England: The Coming of the American Revolution, 1764-1775 features...

Annual Teachers Institute - Civil War Trust

In July 2015 the Civil War Trust will hold its Annual Teachers Institute in Washington, DC. The Institute is free to participants and the Civil War Trust can provide travel scholarships. Please see the link below and share with teachers who might be interested. http://www.civilwar.org/aboutus/events/teacher-institute/2015-national-teacher.html...

Celebrating Europe Day

On 9th May, join Cambridge Scholars Publishing in celebrating Europe Day, marking the 65th anniversary of the Schuman Declaration – a key event in the creation of a united Europe. The timing of this is particularly noteworthy this year, as it comes j...

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...

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...

Essay Contest: Making Democracy Work

2014-15 Making Democracy Work Student Essay Contest: Deadline June 5 In pursuit of its mission to promote the history of the United States Congress and American representative government, the U.S. Capitol Historical Society sponsors the annual Making...

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...

Holocaust Institute for Secondary Educators

Summer Holocaust Institute for Secondary Educators Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies Clark University 10-14 August 2015 The Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University, in cooperation with the...

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...

National Honor Society for Social Studies

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

Opinions Wanted! from US History Teachers

We're casting a wide net in search of US History teachers with opinions. WGBH Education is producing a series of online US History lessons for high school students with a strong emphasis on writing within the content area.  The first two in ...

Personal Genetics in the High School Classroom: Ethical, Legal and Social Issues

July 28-30, 2015 9:00am – 3:30pm Boston, MA Earn 18 PDPs for the three-day session Cost: $50 (early bird price until 5/31/15); $60 beginning 6/1/15 (scholarships available) To register, click here . This three-day interdisciplinary training f...

Perspectives on the Boston Massacre - Massachusetts Historical Society

Perspectives on the Boston Massacre July 7-9, 2015 A Poem, in Memory of the (never to be forgotten) Fifth of March, 1770 On the evening of March 5, 1770, a confrontation between British...

Pioneer Institute - "Never Give In - Never, Never, Never."

Two Pulitzer Prize Winners to Be Featured at Event on Teaching World War II in Schools  "Never Give In - Never, Never, Never" to be taped   for broadcast on C-SPAN BOSTON - Two Pulitzer Prize winners will be featured at "Never Give In - N...

Senate Immersion Module (SIM)

Take a Seat in the Senate Chamber and Earn PDPs  Wednesday, August 12, 2015 Plan your summer now – continue your education! This is your chance to learn what really happens behind the doors of the United States Senate ! ...

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

2015 MCSS Awards Recipients   2014 MCSS Awards Recipients List coming soon! 2013 MCSS Award Recipients William Spratt Award for Excellence in Teaching Secondary June Murray , Hudson HS Nominated by Todd...

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,...