Human and Physical Geography of East Asia
“A View of the Past and Contemporary Issues”Hosted by the Geography Department, Keene State College
Facilitated by Arlene Kowal
Session dates and times: Saturdays—1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 3/3, (3/10 snow date) 2018, 9:00am-3:00pm
Location: Putnam Science Center Room 275, Keene State College, Keene, NH
This thirty-hour seminar is open to teachers of history, geography, social studies, English/language arts, art, music, technology, and other teachers who desire to incorporate teaching about East Asia into their curriculum. School librarians and administrators are also encouraged to apply. It provides content and resources for teaching about China, Japan, and Korea.
To view last year’s syllabus, speak with previous participants, or for further information, contact Arlene Kowal at firstname.lastname@example.org
Two years ago, the National Literacy Project began a collaboration with several school districts in Florida and the Literacy Design Collaborative to develop a set of modules that addressed all of the K-6 civics benchmarks within a literacy-rich framework. Although this collection was written with Florida students in mind, the modules can easily be adapted to meet the needs of students in other states. This collection was field-tested during January-May 2017 by 100+ teachers in four Florida districts. These 19 modules are now published and ready for your use!
Attached is a flyer with the entire collection listed with access information. You can access any or all modules at two places: the NLP website (www.nlproject.org/resources/#florida) and the LDC Core Tools website (coretools.ldc.org/curriculumLibrary – then search for the NLP Civics Collection). These modules are open source, you may modify them, post them, share them, or copy them.
The National Literacy Project is a non-profit organization formed in 2002; we work with schools and districts across the country to improve literacy and learning through a literacy action planning process.
The New Hampshire Board of Education (BoE) is hosting a Constitution Day Celebration and all New Hampshire students are invited to participate by submitting questions!
The BoE is holding a Free Speech Forum on Friday, September 15 from 9:50-10:50 at the Concord High School auditorium
Moderated by the Chairman of the New Hampshire Board of Education, Drew Cline, panelists Gilles Bissonnette of the ACLU and Prof. John Greabe from UNH Law will be discussing the rights and implications of the exercise of free speech in today’s society and students from every part of the state are encouraged to participate in this event. We are asking social studies teachers to have their students submit questions regarding this topic, the exercise of free speech in today’s society, and submit them by the end of the day on Thursday, September 14. All questions should be emailed directly to email@example.com. We are hoping to live-stream this event, but will certainly have it taped for all students to view at a later time.
Thank you for your support of this important event!
Diana E. Fenton, Esq.
New Hampshire Department of Education
Office of the Commissioner
101 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301
Share your TPS experience with your colleagues!
September 28th – November 2nd, 2017
Thursday Evenings, Online
TPS Professional Development Providers Institute (PDPI) supports you in delivering high quality teacher professional development focused on Library of Congress digital archives.
Weekly 1-hour online sessions
Self-paced reading and project development
Design a PD plan to share TPS with local educators
Register today! https://forms.waynesburg.edu/machform/view.php?id=359970
The NH Council for the Social Studies is excited to bring you an extremely exciting state conference this year. The conference will be held on Friday, November 3rd, at the Radisson Hotel in Nashua.
We are pleased to announce this year’s Keynote Speakers will delivered by our special invited guests John and Mary Beth Tinker, Cathy Kuhlmeier-Frey, and David Hudson. There will be 27 sessions participants can choose from over 3 different breakout sections. Also, there will be a buffet lunch that will offer a number of delicious selections.
This year’s conference is content driven for all levels. You will find a number of wonderful presenters both on the state and national level. There is something for everyone!
Also, a unique event has also been planned in conjunction with our state conference. The NH Council for the Social Studies has partnered with The NH Institute for Civics Education, Constitutionally Speaking, The NH Historical Society, the NH Bar Fellows Foundation and the NH Humanities to bring an evening conversation with John and Mary Beth Tinker, Cathy Kuhlmeier-Frey and David Hudson. This event will be held at the Concord Auditorium on Thursday, November 2nd, from 6-7:30 PM and will be free of charge. Tickets will be required so look for event notifications.
We look forward to seeing you at an energized and exciting two days in November!
More information about the conference can be found on the Conference Registration page of our website!