Explore World War II in New Orleans and Hawaii!

Applications for The National WWII Museum’s Summer Teacher Institute are now OPEN! This professional development experience for middle and high school teachers includes a weeklong seminar at the Museum in New Orleans (July 22-28, 2018), plus a trip to explore WWII-related historic sites in and around Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (July 21-27, 2019). This year’s institute focuses on the US Home Front, and will include seminar discussions with top WWII scholars, guided tours of the Museum’s innovative exhibits, artifact analysis, and interaction with WWII veterans. Participants receive up to six hours of graduate credit for participation. Travel, graduate tuition, and seminar materials are provided free of charge by the Museum. For full details and the application, visit nationalww2museum.org/institute.

Connecticut Foundation for Open Government

First Amendment Project Educators looking for imaginative approaches to enhance their mandated civics requirements might consider a program launched last year by the Connecticut Foundation for Open Government (CFOG). Under the free CFOG First Amendment Project, teams of lawyers and journalists visit participating high school classes to discuss the history and practical applications of First […]

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Explore World War II in New Orleans and Hawaii!

Applications for The National WWII Museum’s Summer Teacher Institute are now OPEN! This professional development experience for middle and high school teachers includes a weeklong seminar at the Museum in New Orleans (July 22-28, 2018), plus a trip to explore WWII-related historic sites in and around Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (July 21-27, 2019). This year’s institute […]

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Action Civics – Professional Development

ANNOUNCING LIVE ONLINE WORKSHOPS Professional Development Opportunity To Bring Civics Education to Life Through Documentary Filmmaking Have you ever wished you could find new ways to engage your students? What if you could break down the classroom walls and inspire every student — even your least likely ones — to get fired up about their […]

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Historic Deerfield Summer Fellowship Program

Historic Deerfield Now Accepting Applications for 2018 Undergraduate Summer Fellowship Program in Early American History and Material Culture  Tuition-free program gives college students the opportunity to explore history and material culture studies, conduct original research, and experience working at a museum Deerfield, Mass. (November 15, 2017)—Historic Deerfield, Inc., invites applications from college juniors and seniors […]

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Apply Now! Bill of Rights Summer Institutes

Are you looking for inspiring professional development opportunities for next summer? Would you like to spend a week in Washington, D.C., learning from scholars and fellow teachers about how to make civics and history even more engaging for students? Look no further than our Founders Fellowship programs! We’re hosting two different week-long seminars this summer […]

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2018 CCSS Awards: Nominate Today!

Recognize a social studies teacher or professional for one of the CCSS awards. Awardees will be honored at the New England Regional Social Studies Conference in Hartford in April. CCSS Awards

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World of 7 Billion Video Contest

Back by popular demand, the World of 7 Billion student video contest helps you bring technology and creativity into your middle and high school classes. The contest challenges your students to create a short video connecting world population growth and one of three global challenges: Advancing Women and Girls, Feeding 10 Billion, or Preventing Pollution. […]

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Be a Judge for Connecticut History Day!

Dear Friends of Connecticut History Day (CHD), Contest season may be months away, but we’re already busy planning! Last year, thousands of Connecticut middle and high school students participated in Connecticut History Day by attending workshops and creating projects for school contests. Of those, 1,600 competed in regional contests across the state. From that select […]

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Open Educational Resources Workshops at Fairfield Unviersity

Do you use Open Educational Resources (OER)?  Open educational resources are teaching materials that are either in the public domain or have been released under a license that allows them to be freely used, changed, or shared with others. OER can include everything from a single video or lesson plan to a complete online course […]

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Current Events Webinars from National Humanities Center

The National Humanities Center has just launched a slate of new titles in our annual webinar series.  The goal of this “ripped from the headlines” series is to give educators of all disciplines background on the day’s compelling topics.  Understanding Syria . . . the historical context of Black Lives Matter . . . the history […]

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An important message from Connecticut History Day (CHD)!

Dear Friend of Connecticut History Day, Imagine writing a paper that opens doors to new experiences and national recognition. Or creating a performance that helps you to find your own voice. Thanks to History Day, Connecticut students had these experiences and so many more. Those experiences would not have happened without the support of so […]

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