Teaching Resources from the U.S. Institute of Peace

The U.S. Institute of Peace works to prevent, mitigate, and resolve violent conflict around the world by engaging directly in conflict zones and by providing analysis, education, and resources to those working for peace. Created by Congress in 1984 as an independent, nonpartisan, federally funded organization, USIP’s staff work at the Institute’s DC headquarters and on the ground in the world’s most dangerous regions.

In addition to our work overseas, USIP offers American educators a number of resources to bring global peacebuilding to life in the classroom, all of which are available for free on our website at www.usip.org/public-education.

Our Peacebuilding Toolkit for Educators is a curriculum guide developed by teachers, for teachers. The two volumes – one for middle school and one for high school – provide lessons that highlight the challenges and importance of global peacebuilding. The activities focus on practical skills in conflict management, including conflict analysis, negotiation, mediation, and problem-solving. These skills are applied in a range of contexts, encouraging students to think about how they can contribute to peacebuilding in their own lives and in a global context. Our website contains additional lessons and activities, professional development opportunities, and information on critical international conflicts and issues. We also offer onsite educational program for students and teachers.

Student Pre-Talks with the World Affairs Council of Connecticut

The World Affairs Council of Connecticut is offering a fun and exciting new program for Connecticut High School Students. We are now offering Student Pre-Talks before some of our events for students interested in discussing and debating global affairs with teachers and peers. These will cost $5 each, and will allow students to stay for our event to learn […]

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Educators’ Appreciation Day at Mystic Seaport

NEW! Educators’ Appreciation Day  at Mystic Seaport—NOW ONE DAY ONLY AND IN OCTOBER! October 21, 2017, rain or shine Mystic Seaport is now doing special programming for teachers in October instead of April, and for one day only so don’t miss it!  This year’s Educators Appreciation Day is Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 9am-5pm rain […]

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Students & Teachers: Participate in the Breakthrough Junior Challenge!

Students and Teachers: Participate in the National Geographic and the Breakthrough Junior Challenge, a global initiative to develop and demonstrate young people’s knowledge of science and scientific principles, generate excitement in science and math, support STEM career choices, and engage the imagination and interest of the public-at-large in key concepts of fundamental science. To take […]

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Yale-China Workshop

Yale-China is hosting a one-day workshop on China in the Curriculum for teachers to be led by Yale Professor Denise Ho on October 28th.  This is a terrific opportunity for teachers looking to refine their teaching about Chinese culture and society.  Please help us spread the word to area middle and high school teachers. The […]

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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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NCSS Calls for Participation

Offer your skills, talents, and expertise this summer and fall — and help chart the direction of your profession. Consider these opportunities (from NCSS and colleagues) for social studies educators of all stripes: CALL #1. Calling social studies educators at all levels and in all professional settings (e.g., K-12 teachers, college professors, state education department […]

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TEA-NCTA Fall Online Offerings on East Asia Now Registering!

The NCTA National Coordinating Site at TEA is offering both seminars and book groups beginning in September. All offerings are free and open to teachers nationwide, with particular courses designed for teachers of specific grade levels. http://www.colorado.edu/ptea/ NEW—Online Book Group: China’s Millennials: The Want Generation with Author Eric Fish. September 22 – December 11, 2017. […]

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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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Teaching Resources from the U.S. Institute of Peace

The U.S. Institute of Peace works to prevent, mitigate, and resolve violent conflict around the world by engaging directly in conflict zones and by providing analysis, education, and resources to those working for peace. Created by Congress in 1984 as an independent, nonpartisan, federally funded organization, USIP’s staff work at the Institute’s DC headquarters and […]

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New Materials Available to Bolster Your Holocaust Unit

Surviving the Angel of Death: The True Story of a Mengele Twin in Auschwitz is the story of Eva Mozes Kor, who was a 10-year-old from Hungary when she and her family were sent by cattle car to Auschwitz. There, Eva and her twin sister, Miriam, were put into the care of Dr. Josef Mengele […]

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