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 ...

Advanced Teaching with Primary Sources Course

Save the Date! TPS Professional Development Providers Institute   Wednesdays March 23-April 20, 2016 5:30-6:30pm ET ·       Plan, customize and deliver PD to teachers ·      Work with educatio...

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...

Civic Education Professional Development

Looking for FREE Professional Development in Civic Education The Center for Civic Education has received a SEED grant for civic education professional development (the James Madison Legacy Project) for the next three years. Massachusetts...

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...

Development in South Asia

  Friday, May 13 , 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM, at the South Asia Institute, Harvard University "Development in South Asia" Workshops for teachers of high school and middle school courses on South Asia Sponsored by Educators for Teaching India and South ...

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...

Federal Reserve Lesson Kit

The Federal Reserve is often in the news, yet few Americans understand "The Fed's" role in our economy. I wanted to let you know about a great teaching resource that educators can get without cost. You order from the link below to provide your mailing...

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...

Israel and Palestine Research Project

Research Project DO YOU DISCUSS ISRAEL AND PALESTINE IN YOUR SOCIAL STUDIES CLASSROOM? IF SO, YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN AN UPCOMING RESEARCH PROJECT This study is examining social studies teachers’ classroom discourse when discussing I...

National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar

National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar for Teachers: The Dutch Republic and Britain A five week NEH Summer Seminar For School Teachers--The Dutch Republic and Britain: The Making of a World Economy and Modern Society--will be offered...

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. ...

NCTA East Asia Summer Institutes

NCTA at the Program for Teaching East Asia, University of Colorado Invites Applications to 2016 Summer Institutes These summer programs, sponsored by the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) and the Program for Teaching East Asia at...

Religious Worlds of NY Summer Institute

Summer Institute Public, private, and parochial school teachers nationwide are invited to apply for the July 2016 Religious Worlds of New York  summer institute – a three week program (with a generous stipend) that will help them tea...

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...

Spellman Museum - March/April 2016

MUSEUM CELEBRATES WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH In recognition of Women's History Month, the Museum has on display many United States stamps that have honored the achievements of women. As part of the exhibit, visitors...

Spring and Summer Workshops - Mass Historical Society

  Summer Workshop Teaching Three Centuries of History through MHS Collections Applications due by April 1, 2016 Apply now to attend our three-day summer institute on July ...

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 East Asia - Winter & Spring

Registration Open for five NCTA Online Courses and Book Groups from the Program for Teaching East Asia at the University of Colorado, Winter-Spring 2016.  All open to secondary teachers nationwide. Registration opens December 1 and closes January 4 or ...

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 ...