- CTMirror.org is a new website on state government that includes coverage of the state budget,education, the economy, health, human services etc.
- CT News Junkie has covered the State Capitol and other state news for a while.
The Red, White and Blue Project
can automatically receive via email full texts of
Department of State documents and publications that
provide key official
information on U.S. foreign policy; you also can
receive notifications of
travel warnings and Foreign Travel Per Diem updates.
RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is an easy way
to get the news you want
whenever it is updated even if you are not on
www.state.gov. The Departmentof State provides
continually updated headline feeds from all the
topsections and delivers them directly to your
desktop news reader.
resource for K-12 educators from the Anti-Defamation
is a collection of original lesson plans and resources
that help K-12 educators integrate multicultural,
anti-bias, and social justice themes into their
curricula. Each issue is organized around a particular
topic or theme and is distributed via e-mail three
to four timer per school year.
Heroes was developed by Just Think (www.justthink.org),
a media education nonprofit based in San Francisco.
After successfully piloting the program with more
than 200 students in four communities across the
country, Just Think developed a curriculum kit that
provides both step-by-step instructions and options
for adjusting the curriculum to suit varying time
and equipment resources. The curriculum kit includes
a 26-page production guide and 13-minute companion
video that chronologically follows students "behind-the-scenes"
as they participate in the program, along with a
) for teachers and youth leaders that provides additional
resources and a place for participants to view and
share their work.
State Civics Toolbox," offered online by
The Connecticut Network. A new resource that combines
video of legislative debate with lesson plans and
classroom activities for teachers to aid in civics
instruction for high school and middle school classes.
- A fully searchable online edition of the largest
body of texts detailing the lives of non-elite people
ever published, containing accounts of over 100,000
criminal trials held at London's central criminal
Political Fact Check
Fact Check, project of the Annenberg Public Policy
Center of the University of Pennsylvania, is nonpartisan,
nonprofit, "consumer advocate" for voters
that aims to reduce the level of deception and
confusion in U.S. politics. It monitors the factual
accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political
players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches,
interviews, and news releases. The goal is to
apply the best practices of both journalism and
scholarship, and to increase public knowledge
Real-time media critiques from Columbia University’s
Graduate School of Journalism with liberal leanings.
CJR was the first national journalism review,
Its 22,000 readers are disproportionately opinion
makers. Since its founding in 1961, CJR has tackled
meaty issues from war reporting to the role class
plays in media coverage.
Learning.org - Call for Lesson Plans
Selected lesson plans will be published on the
site, in a searchable database, for use by teachers
across the country. If your lesson plan is selected,
Justice Learning will send you a classroom set
(10 hardback copies) of Our Documents: 100 Milestone
Documents from the National Archives. If multiple
lesson plans are selected, we will send you up
to 30 books.
Lesson plans may be entered at JusticeLearning.org.
Simply click on "How teachers use Justice
Learning in the classroom" found in the lower
right hand corner. Then choose "Enter Your
Own Lesson Plan." Teachers will be notified
via email within 30 days of lesson plan submission,
if their lesson plan will be published on the
Civic Education in the Real World. JusticeLearning.org
offers students and teachers a multimedia introduction
to headline issues and events related to law and
justice -complete with free, easy to use curricula
and classroom resources. Starting with issues
that directly affect student's lives, the includes
audio from NPR's Justice Talking radio show and
articles from The New York Times as well as a
wealth of primary source materials from the Congress,
the Courts and the Presidency.
- Compare court cases in different countries: http://www.lawlink.nsw.gov.au/ Australia http://www.thecourt.ca/ Canada
- Native American experiences and perspectives:
http://www.tribal-institute.org/ American Indian site on tribal law
- United State Supreme Court Center Search by topic
- Street Law Teachers Network http://www.streetlawteachers.org
States Department of Justice
Teacher’s Guide to Folklife Resources
American Folklife Center
Resources For Educational Excellence
With Historic Places- National Register of Historic
Places; National Park Service
Archives and Records Administration
World Fact Book 2001– Central Intelligence Agency
States Department of Education
For Civic Education
Online - a collaborative, online project providing
a rich array of primary sources, professional
development tools, and interactive activities to
help in the teaching of civics
Avalon Project at the Yale Law School - Documents
in Law, History and Diplomacy
- Access more than 2,000 prejudice-related links,
searchable databases of social justice organizations
and prejudice researchers, teaching resources, and
Constitution Center - The NCC was established
by Congress through the Constitution Heritage Act
of 1988, as an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit
organization. NCC was established to increase awareness
and understanding of the US Constitution, the Constitution's
history, and the Constitution's relevance to our
daily lives so that all of us -- "We the People"
-- will better understand and exercise our rights
and our responsibilities. Access civics
Against Hate - Partners Against
Hate is a joint effort of the Anti-Defamation
League, the Leadership
Conference Education Fund, and the Center
for the Prevention of Hate Violence to design
and implement a program of outreach, public education,
and training. Featuring both online and offline
resources and support, Partners Against Hate coordinates
its individual organizational experiences and broad-based
networks to promote awareness of promising techniques
to prevent, deter, and reduce juvenile hate-related
- Index of law resources useful for searching the
Web statutes and law reviews as well as Supreme
Court decisions from 1937 to the present.
News 100 Documents - US News and World Report's
issue this week is about the 100 documents that
defined/shaped America. This is coinciding with
the reopening of the Charters of Freedom display
at the National Archives. The magazine has a series
of articles about various things related to the
documents that are very interesting. Also you can
vote on your top 10 most important documents on
the website. I have a copy of the magazine if you
want to take a look, and here is the website that
goes with it.
School Virtual Congress
across America set the agenda, debate and vote online
any time. Operating continuously it produces a concise
collective expression of student opinion on the
issues of the day. The student voice in each school,
state and for the whole country can be seen at a
To register your school and to see the US School
Virtual Congress visit www.schoolcongress.com.
CONNECTICUT HUMANITIES COUNCIL- Resources on programs and services to help explore Connecticut's cultural life and great literature. http://www.ctculture.org/
- An independent, nonpartisan resource on trends
in American public opinion.
- Sponsors a massive initiative called TAKE TEN
achieve the largest non-presidential year voter
turnout in U.S. History.
Visit the website for information on how you and
your school can participate
in collecting pledges to vote, registering new voters
and communicating the
message that participating in democracy is vitally
important. Go to School
Resources to register your school.
- Participate in The Youth Leadership Initiative's
activities: E-Congress, on-line mock election etc.
NewsHour Election Teacher Guides - includes
excellent lesson plans, student directions, student
worksheets and related materials to use with your
students. Topics included are: Why This Election
Matters, Polling in your Community, Analyzing Political
Commercials and Bringing out the Vote.
National Archives and Records Administration
College Procedural Guide
Classroom and the 2008 Election
C-SPAN Classroom provides social studies and
civics teachers with curriculum resources that
are non-partisan and provided without cost to
educators and their students. The resources
are developed by C-SPAN, a private, non-profit
company created in 1979 by the cable television
industry as a public service. C-SPAN provides
coverage of a variety of public affairs and
political events most notably the Congress,
President and Supreme Court. A 2006 study by
the Pew Research Center identified CNN, 60 Minutes
and C-SPAN as the top three “most trusted sources”
of news in the United States.
registering for a free C-SPAN Classroom membership
teachers will gain access to a searchable database
of current and archived video clips, teacher resources
as well as student activities and student contests.
Additionally teachers become eligible to receive
special teaching tools like free DVD video clip
collections and classroom posters that are sent
out periodically. Teachers can register at http://www.c-spanclassroom.org/Registration.aspx.
the 2008 election cycle unfolds, K-12 teachers
will also find rigorous, relevant and authentic
resources to support standards based civics and
government instruction at www.c-spanclassroom.org.
C-SPAN Classroom provides teachers with lessons
and supplemental materials as well as unrestricted
taping and viewing rights for C-SPAN-produced
Facing the Future Releases: Understanding Sustainability - A Two-Week Unit for Social Studies (Grades 9-12) How do economics, history, and democracy relate to sustainability? Students learn to answer questions like these through engaging hands-on lessons in Facing the Future’s new high school social studies unit, Understanding Sustainability. Click here to download a FREE overview and the table of contents of the unit today!
Available Now: Service Learning Unit on Conservation and Snow Leopards
Facing the Future, in collaboration with the Snow Leopard Trust, has just released Engaging Students in Conservation: Protecting the Endangered Snow Leopard, an interdisciplinary 1-2 week unit that includes five dynamic lessons and culminates with a service learning project. The unit is designed for 5-8th grade students in science and social studies. Though the lessons are designed as a comprehensive unit, each lesson can stand alone.This unit, valued at $14.95, is available for FREE download
Studies and Contemporary Issues Lesson plans that
accompany the "What's Going on" Video/DVD
Promise Video - Genocide in Darfur
produced by Danbury High School students
View powerful 8 minute video and related news
items with resources.
- DARFUR WEBSITES
- DARFUR:TEACH STUDY ACT
Voices-Identifying business records, letters,
diaries, and illustrated materials that “attest
to historic female entrepreneurship, and offer a
window on the lives of working women”
of the Draw-The
State Historical Society of Wisconsin - online
exhibit of 50 advertising posters from its McCormick
International Harvester Collection
Studies Project: Industrial History
Maps of Connecticut, 1676-1900 - The University
of Connecticut Libraries historical map collection
consists of 287 digitized maps of Connecticut, Long
Island Sound, New England, the Northeast Atlantic
region, and the United States from the period 1676-1919.
Measured Century - Extensive statistical record.
Survey the extraordinary changes that took
place in American life between 1900 and 2000.
Global Café - Interesting resource for teaching
geography and world
history. This site includes a variety of teacher
lesson plans including resources from Worldwise
schools such as The Cultures Matters Workbook
and Building Bridges: A Peace Corps guide to
& I - Website of The World & I magazine.
Read cover stories, order back issues, and browse
Teacher Guides. Visit the Worldwide
Folktales page to peer into the roots and psyche
of exotic cultures through 100+ worldwide folktales.
for Educators Online
features classroom materials and teaching guides
on Asia for use by faculty and students in world
history, culture, geography, art, and literature
at the undergraduate and pre-college levels. Search
for content by subject area, document type, or
time period. AFE Online also features several
multimedia and image-based units on various Asia-related
topics, as well as maps, timelines, primary source
readings, and a searchable database of recommended
teaching materials from other publishers. AFE
Online is an initiative of the East Asian Curriculum
Project and the Project on Asia in the Core Curriculum
at Columbia University.
- Institute of International Education
Council on Economic Education - A nonprofit
partnership of leaders in education, business,
and labor. Essential resource for anyone interested
in economic education
- A site that’s effective, engaging, and well…fun.
Highlights include Ask Mr. Economy, Gloss*arama,
a database of 700 economic concepts
Action Web Site - The Federal Consumer Information
Center: advice and consumer tips
- Resources for Teachers K-12
- Informative, easy to navigate, and non-commercial.
Its home page directs you to 13 main categories:
economic indicators, global economic data, federal
agencies, and much more
for Teaching Economics - Features online lesson
plans, simulations, and a section on using the
Internet to teach economics
Achievement - A summary of all the JA programs
for students in grades K-12
Coalition - for Personal Financial Literacy:
The how-to's of personal finance; how to manage
a household budget; how to plan for retirement
- Created by the National Council
on Economic Education, this site provides teachers
variety of online and classroom learning activities
economic topics in the news
Taxes - published by the Internal Revenue
Service, Treasury Department. Now you and your
students can access online all the great educational
content found in the Understanding Taxes program!
The online version includes
plans, interactive activities, simulations, and
Challenge - The National Council on Economic
Education and the Goldman Sachs Foundation have
teamed up in an effort to boost the number of
students taking advanced placement economics
courses and improve overall performance on the
AP economics test
Challenge - A national economic education
competition for teams of high school students
who study real U.S. economic conditions and
then present their analyses and recommendations
for interest rate policy
- A consumer education competition for teens
in grades 9 to 12, is sponsored by the National
States Treasury Department
History Online - The CT Historical Society,
UConn, and the Mystic Seaport have collaborated
to launch a brand new website with over 12,000
historic images; school resources and lesson plans;
research assistance; state-of-the-art Geo-locator;
powerful search engine; and stories that take
you on a journey through time.
Gateway - A new website created by the Connecticut
Humanities Council provides extensive information
about Connecticut's past. This site includes a
searchable encyclopedia of Connecticut history,
archives of original Colonial documents, an extensive
bibliography, a directory of 200 historic sites
in the state and a heritage events calendar.
Records of the Colony of Connecticut, 1636-1776
- The Colonial Connecticut Records is a wealth
of information dealing with history, political
science, law, agriculture, sociology, Indian policy,
military history, foreign relations, etc.
|Gilder Lehrman publication, History Now, a quarterly online journal for history teachers and students.
|American Indians in Children's Literature - American Indians in Children's Literature (AICL) provides critical perspectives and analysis of indigenous peoples in children's and young adult books, the school curriculum, popular culture, and society.
The Pare Lorentz Center at the
Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum
The Lending Library at The Pare Lorentz Film Center makes audiovisual resources on the Roosevelt era, (1932 -1945), including The Great Depression and World War II, available to Educators. It is free and includes archival footage from the FDR Library. Teachers can spark classroom discussion and debate using unique primary sources.
To visit the Lending Library and view our unique film list, go to www.parelorentzcenter.org
For questions, please call Laura Boxer, 845 266 0107
American History Projects
History is Central http://www.historyiscentral.org/
collaborative project based at Central Connecticut
State University, History Is Central aims to improve
student learning in U.S. history by connecting
participating middle and high school teachers
to the best in history scholarship, to local historical
resources, and to an ongoing network of colleagues.
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
in 1994, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American
History promotes the study and love of American
history. Increasingly national and international
in scope, the Institute's initiatives target audiences
ranging from students to scholars to the general
public. The Institute creates history-centered
schools and academic research centers; organizes
seminars and enrichment programs for educators;
produces print and electronic publications and
traveling exhibitions; and sponsors lectures by
eminent historians. The Institute funds awards
including the Lincoln and Frederick Douglass Book
Prizes and offers fellowships for scholars to
work in the Gilder Lehrman Collection and other
Songs in American History
Matters - Designed for high school and college
teachers of U.S.
History courses. This site serves as a gateway to
Web resources and offers useful materials for teaching
War Preservation Trust - America's
largest non-profit organization devoted to the preservation
of our nation's endangered Civil War battlefield
lands. The Trust also promotes educational programs
and heritage tourism initiatives. The History Center
link includes lesson
plans, primary sources, games and activities
Labor in Agriculture - More than half
of the world’s estimated 250 million working children
work in agriculture and rarely, if ever, get the
chance to go to school. The tragedy of their
lives and what people can do to fight the worst
forms of child labor are vividly portrayed on a
new web site. Developed with funds from the U.S.
Department of Labor's Bureau of International Labor
Resources for Educational Excellence - FREE
makes it easy for teachers, parents, students, &
others to find teaching & learning resources
from more than 40 federal organizations.
National Museum of American History
Memory Site: Historical Collections for the National
Digital Library - American Memory is a gateway
to rich primary source materials relating to the
history and culture of the United States. The site
offers more than 7 million digital items from more
than 100 historical collections.
Bibliography on North American Indians, for
K-12 from The Smithsonian Institution
Village - A website was created for youth, educators,
families, and friends who wish to celebrate the
rich, diverse cultures of The Americas' First Peoples.
Each week we offer readers two current events publications.
Native Village libraries house links to quality
learning opportunities and websites. Our archives
allow you to browse past issues, and we continually
update information in other areas to help you stay
current with Americas' First Nations and People.
Remembers 911 - Utah remembers the victims of
September 11, 2001
Visionary Leadership Project - The goal of the
project's site is to preserve and disseminate the
stories of living African-American leaders to children
across the globe. The web site complements an ambitious
historical project that includes live conferences,
lesson plans, and mentoring programs. Visitors to
the site will have immediate access to live video
biographies about visionaries such as Gordon Parks
and Dorothy Height. They'll also be able to apply
online for the Visionary Heritage Fellowship Program,
which encourages youthful community members to follow
in the footsteps of leaders who have come before
Luther King, Jr. Papers Project at Stanford
University - The King Papers Project is a major
research effort to assemble and disseminate historical
information concerning Martin Luther King, Jr. and
the social movements in which he participated.
National Underground Railroad Resources:
|Thinking Like Lincoln's history lesson includes a newly discovered, authenticated letter from a Civil War soldier written to his school-age daughter. Learn more about the discovery of this primary source Civil War letter at http://www.gazette.net/stories/02112009/potonew201050_32482.shtml.
Trunk Resource Project - For seven years,
the Education Department of Holocaust Museum Houston
has managed over 100 steamship size curriculum
trunks filled with books, audio and video items,
posters and other resources for the classroom
teacher focusing on the Holocaust, whether for
a couple of days or a couple of weeks or longer.
The trunks are loaned for periods of three to
five weeks. Critically important, there is no
charge for the loan, and the Museum pays the cost
of shipping the trunk to the school anywhere in
North America and picking it up for return to
the Museum. Download
Kids: Collecting - invites kids to start a
collection of rocks, shells, postcards, posters,
or something else that interests them. Three
Smithsonian collections are sampled. "Rocks
& Minerals" includes the Hope Diamond;
"Stamps" includes Western Cattle in
Storm (1898); "Historic Coins" includes
the Jefferson Indian Peace Medal.
- Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies
Lending Library From the National Resource Center
for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies
The lending library is free of charge to K-12
and college teachers in
the U.S., certain community organizations, and
Harvard faculty and
students. They can mail materials to you; you
pay only return shipping by
US Postal Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation.
(Please keep your
green receipt for the tracking number! They'll
let you know when materials
return to us.) They need to request a 2-week turnaround.
They'll also ask
you to emailt hem a description of your class
or event, the number of
participants, their general response to the materials,
any follow-up plans.
of videos with tips for classroom use:
Women of Past and Present - A
growing list of profiles of notable women.
in American History - A
site maintained by Encyclopedia Britannica.
Ladies - Portraits
and biographies of them all, from Martha Dandridge
Washington to Hillary Rodham Clinton.
National First ladies’ Library is a national archive
devoted to educating people about the contributions
of First Ladies and other important women in history.
Years of Women in Science - Thumbnail
biographies and other information.
Lady's Book Online - Several complete issues
of one of the 19th century’s most popular
American women’s magazines.
Women's Hall of Fame - Mini-bios of the women
who’ve been named to the Hall of Fame.
Women's History Project - The latest information
about events for Women’s History Month, plus links
to many other online resources for teachers and
Guide to Women Leaders - This
site, maintained by a journalist, features listings
of women in political positions of power throughout
the world and throughout history and is updated
Years of Women in the Olympics - Profiles
of Olympians plus other general information about
women in sports.
for Women in Mathematics - Association for
Women in Mathematics is a nonprofit organization
dedicated to encouraging women in the mathematical
Web site has information on education,
workshops, travel grants, competitions for high
school students and career resources.
for Women in Science - Association for Women
in Science presents information on scholarships,
grants, mentoring careers, programs for secondary
school students and networking opportunities.
Your Future: Math, Science, and Technology for
Girls - The
goal of the Web site is to provide practical,
inspiring, hands-on opportunities for young women
wishing to learn about math, science and technology-based
- GirlGeeks is for aspiring young women interested
in careers, training and mentoring in computing,
information technology and the Internet
- GirlTech is a technology company devoted to
raising awareness and confidence of young women
in the world of technology by introducing it with
a sense of fun and adventure.
for Women in Technology - The Institute for
Women in Technology’s mission is to ensure that
women are actively involved in all aspects of
Meetings, workshops, conference, outreach
and ongoing projects are listed on this Web site.
of Achievement and Herstory - A
site compiled by Irene Stuber and presented by
the Women's Internet Information Network, Women
of Acheivement and Herstory features extensive
bibliographies of pioneering women, as well as
a wealth of information on the topic of women
of Women Engineers - The
Society of Women Engineers is an excellent resource
for young women curious about careers in engineering
but who have little knowledge about the field.
The site offers guidance on engineering
majors, job functions of engineers, different
fields of engineering, career availabilities,
plus student activities, scholarships and an email
of NASA - The Women of NASA Web site is a
resource designed to encourage young women to
pursue careers in math, science and technology.
in Science - The Women in Science Web site
features information on women in science, past
and present, an international registry for women
in science careers, interviews with scientists;
virtual tours of science labs; mentoring opportunities;
and a database for young scientists to register
their future career plans.
Women's History - American
provides citations to print and Internet reference
sources, as well as to selected large primary
source collections. The guide also provides information
about the tools researchers can use to find additional
books, articles, dissertations, and primary sources.
of Women - The
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the
History of Women in America has been at the forefront
of collecting, cataloging and making available
for research those papers, books, and other materials
essential for understanding women's lives and
contributions. The library holds letters and diaries,
photographs, books and periodicals, ephemera,
oral histories, and audiovisual materials that
document the history of women, families, and organizations,
primarily in the 19th and 20th centuries. It is
also home to an extensive culinary collection
and the Radcliffe Archives.
of Women's Suffrage - History of Women’s Suffrage
compiled by the Susan B. Anthony’s Center for
Rights National Historical State Park - Site
of the National Park Service, Women’s Rights National
Historical State Park located in Seneca Falls,
Come to the Front: Journalists, Photographers,
and Broadcasters During WWII
Library of Congress has combed its archives to
make this site. The articles and photos on this
aspect of women’s history are worth the substantial
the World Factbook, this excellent (and free!) resource
for teachers and students provides daily doses of
important information about today's world leaders
and their countries to help Americans gain a better
understanding of the people and nations of the world.
For more information and to sign up for your free
subscription, visit http://www.whoyoushouldknow.com.
The vision of WhoYouShouldKnow.com is to provide
an educational guide focused on the importance of
global awareness. This free educational website
provides a daily profile of an international leader
or a person of significant global importance. The
primary focus of WhoYouShouldKnow.com is to highlight
international leaders as well as key business and
humanitarian figures. Each weekday WhoYouShouldKnow.com
features a different international leader and his
or her home country. The featured profile contains
a picture of the leader, a map of the country's
location in the world, a more detailed map of the
country, as well as the country's flag, links to
other important statistics and factual data about
the person and the country. WhoYouShouldKnow.com
meets or exceeds parts of the standard curriculum
as defined by the National Council for the Social
Gateway to Educational Materials - Search for
lessons in all subjects
with Movies - Introduce children to major events
of history; great achievements of civilization;
extraordinary men and women who have shaped our
world; works of music, dance, drama, literature
and the visual arts; and ethical, social, and cultural
issues facing children as they mature. Learning
Guides to each recommended film describe the benefits
of the movie, possible problems, and helpful background.
Discussion questions, bridges to reading, projects
and links to the internet are also provided.
Force More Powerful - A Century of NonViolent
Conflict lessons were written for high school instruction
in government, political science, history, law,
and other social sciences. The first three lessons
are designed to be used in sequence, although each
one may be used separately as part of another unit
of study related to power and governance or the
development of democratic institutions. When used
in sequence, Lesson One is taught before students
view the video. Lesson Two incorporates viewing
segments of the video with other work, both in the
classroom and outside of class. Lesson Three takes
the students into "uncharted territory"
where they are asked to apply what they have learned
in the first two lessons to a new situation. The
Simulation Exercise is meant to be used as a culmination
Technology Integration - Social Studies curriculum
Through Education - A consortium of organizations
committed to creating opportunities that facilitate
online and offline interactions between youth of
the world in order to build a culture of peace in
which the dignity and rights of all human beings
are being are respected.
Hall Companion Web Site for Social Studies
York Times Learning Section
new art, artists, and ideas into your classroom...
art breaks out of the confines of museums and art
galleries with Art:21—Art in the Twenty-First
Century, the Emmy-nominated PBS series and educational
art speaks directly to the important questions of
our time as well as to the changing landscape of American
identity. By making new ideas, current issues, and
forgotten histories visible, living artists show us
new perspectives about ourselves and the world around
us. As a reflection of contemporary society, the art
of our time is relevant to all subject areas and disciplines,
and provides teachers and students a rich resource
through which to consider new ideas and rethink the
Two of Art:21—Art in the Twenty-First Century
premiered on September 9th and 10th, 2003 and continues
to be re-broadcast on local PBS stations nationwide
and the first season was broadcast in September 2001.
Each one-hour program of the series features 3-4 diverse
artists and is structured around a broad theme and
connective thread. Themes include Identity, Time,
Stories, and Consumption, which are introduced by
guest hosts such as filmmaker John Waters, tennis
star John McEnroe, actresses Jane Alexander and S.
Epatha Merkerson, comedians Margaret Cho and Steve
Martin, and choreographer Merce Cunningham.
extend the educational resources of the series into
classrooms, homes, and communities across the United
States, Art21 creates a variety of materials for teachers.
In addition to VHS and DVD versions of the series,
each season of the series is accompanied by a free
Educators’ Guide and the Online Lesson Library
found on the Art21 Web site. In addition, a Companion
Book and slide images for use in the classroom are
available for purchase.
Educators’ Guide – www.pbs.org/art21/education/teachingmaterials
To extend the critical conversations presented in
the series, Art21 produces a free, 32-page Educators’
Guide that introduces discussion questions and activities
for teachers across disciplines based on the art and
ideas of the featured artists. The free 32-page Season
One and Season Two Educators’ Guides can be
requested in print or downloadable form at www.pbs.org/art21/education/teachingmaterials
Online Lesson Library -- www.pbs.org/art21/education
The Online Lesson Library presents thematic, interdisciplinary
lesson plans that bring the artists and themes featured
in the series into Social Studies, Language Arts,
and Visual and Performing Art classrooms. Lessons
in the Library address topics such as
home and displacement
the natural world
technology and systems
rituals and commemoration
war and conflict
public and private space
labor and craftsmanship
Online Lesson Library features additional resources
to support each lesson including images of artwork,
connections to history and literature, references
to current events, and related Web sites and links.
In addition, teachers are encouraged to post their
own lesson plans and examples of student artwork.
The Educators’ Guides and Online Lesson Library
have been designed for use in conjunction with the
broadcast series, which is available through the following
Off-Air Taping Rights
To facilitate the use of the series in classrooms,
Art21 programs can be taped off the air and used for
educational purposes at no cost for one year from
the date of first broadcast. Check your local PBS
station listings for details on re-broadcasts.
Videocassettes and DVD’s
Season One and Season Two Video sets and the complete
series on DVD’s are available from PBS Video
or Davis Publications. Orders can be placed by calling
1-800-PLAY PBS or 1-800-533-2847 or by visiting www.shoppbs.org
Art:21 also partners with museums, art organizations,
community centers, universities, and other organizations
to craft individual, community-appropriate programs,
such as screenings, conferences, dialogue series,
lectures, artists’ residencies, and summer youth
educational programs are supported by a 10 member
advisory council that includes professional educators
from across the country including classroom teachers,
museum educators, and curriculum specialists.
more information about Art:21’s education materials
or programs contact:
Jessica Hamlin, Director of Education and Outreach
Promise Video - Genocide in Darfur
produced by Danbury
High School students
View powerful 8 minute video and related news items with resources.
Teaching Tolerance and the Southern Poverty Law Center:
http://www.tolerance.org/teach/web/vietnamese/index.jsp Teaching about Vietnam
http://tolerance.org/teens/stories/article.jsp?p=0&ar=226 mix it up videos for teens
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