Announcements

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 ...

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...

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  ...

Cultural Jambalaya

A picture is worth a thousand words, especially in the classrooms of America’s youth. Gail Shore, founder of Cultural Jambalaya, has solo-trekked for over 40 years, photographing some of the most culturally unique places on the planet. Her self-funded e...

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...

Engaging Students in International Issues: The Choices Approach

UPDATE: TWO dates and locations to choose from: Thursday, Sept. 24, Providence, RI. Choices units provided will be The U.S. Role in a Changing World and Freedom Now: The Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi. Friday, Sept. 25, Yarmouth, ME. Choices...

Fall Courses: TEA - NCTA Online

Four National TEA-NCTA Fall Online Courses Registering Now! Precarious Japan: Global Issues in Contemporary Japan. September 17-December 2. Application Deadline: Wed., September 9. In this 20-hour course, secondary classroom teachers will look...

Generation Citizen - "Dear Colleague"

Generation Citizen is working with the National Council of Social Studies and the Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools on an exciting opportunity to create national support for civic education in the United States!  As Congress passes the re-authorization o...

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.

NCSS Awards

Do you know of an excellent social studies educator or program that deserves recognition? NCSS is accepting nominations and applications for the following 2015 awards and grants. Click on the links below for more information. ...

Obituary - John Jarolimek, Sr.

May 26, 1921 ~ May 10, 2015 John Jarolimek, Sr, passed away from complications of respiratory failure on May 10, 2015 After World War II, he worked as an elementary school  teacher  and principal in Wisconsin public schools. Subsequently, he was n...

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 ...

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 Reconstruction Era

The Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy How does society rebuild after extraordinary division and trauma, when the ideals and values of democracy are most vulnerable? This online course introduces educators to our new resource, The...

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 ...