The week of August 5th, the New Hampshire Historical Society will be hosting a C3 Workshop for New Hampshire teachers. A quick outline of the week is below! Stay tuned for updates.
M-Tu High School
Th-F Middle School
*NHCSS will be giving a free annual membership to any elementary teacher who attends.
The History Channel and the National History Day organization collaborated on a women's history project featuring lesson plans written by teachers across the US about specific women throughout US History. New Hampshire teacher and NHCSS Board Member, Kelsie Eckert, was one of the many teachers whose research and lesson plans was published in this collaborative. Check out the lesson plans and research at https://www.nhd.org/women-history.
This summer, the American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati is hosting a Master Teachers Seminar titled “Between Submission and the Sword: The American Revolution and the Cause of Independence.” Held from July 8-12, 2019 at Anderson House, the Society of the Cincinnati’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., teachers will participate in lectures, discussions, and workshops about the American Revolution and how to incorporate key concepts of that important event into their classrooms. Each participant will receive a letter documenting sixty hours of professional development. In addition, teachers will receive a travel stipend and be treated to meals and lodging at Anderson House during the seminar.
Attached is a flyer that contains additional information about the seminar and the application process.
Dina Chaitowitz (wife of Chief Justice Robert Lynn) is a retired lawyer and spent years volunteering in Boston with their Discovering Justice program. She wants to bring something similar to NH. She has conducted a few mock appellate arguments with grade 8 students and teachers and students were all very impressed. Her program is called Civics 603 and located at the NH Supreme Court in Concord.
Second, Judges Amy Messer and Will Deckler have been working with Education Coordinator Tracey Sinclair at the Administrative Offices of the Court are reaching out to teachers offering opportunities for classes to visit state superior courts all around the state. Please see handouts below.
Finally, the 4th grade tours of the NH Supreme Court are again up and running!! The contact for that program is also Tracey Sinclair at the NH AOC!
National Park Trust's annual Kids to Parks Day National School Contest empowers students to plan their own educational park experience. Open to all Title I students in grades preK through 12, this contest provides grants up to $1,000 to cover transportation, park-related fees, stewardship supplies, or anything else students believe would enhance their experience. The deadline to apply is February 14, 2019. Details can be found at http://bit.ly/KTPsc_SO
Courageous Conversations about Race and Identity
June 26 - 29, 2018
This institute will explore ways we can use history to prompt meaningful discussions about race and identity with students. The institute takes place in Grafton, VT. Alec Turner, born as a slave on a Virginia plantation, escaped and made his way to Grafton after the Civil War. We will use inquiry methods to explore primary sources, songs, and stories from his family as part of the institute. We will also work carefully with reading and discussion protocols to illuminate approaches to building an anti-bias classroom. Residential and commuter options; graduate credit available. Find out more at: flowofhistory.blogspot.com or by emailing Sarah Rooker at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Leo Baeck Institute– New York | Berlin (LBI) has developed the 1938Projekt, a daily calendar that chronicles the events of 1938 in Germany, Austria, and around the world. LBI invites educators to use the calendar and related materials in their teaching materials (assignments, lesson plans, short educational research projects, syllabi of courses, etc.). We will share the submissions on the 1938Projektwebsite pedagogical approaches based on the project.
In 1938, the National Socialists expanded their grip on Central Europe and launched a campaign of mass violence against Jews in a series of events that together constitute a threshold year in Jewish history and world history. Eighty years later, Leo Baeck Institute is commemorating the experiences of German-speaking Jews that year by publishing a prime source document for each day of 1938 in an online calendar.
The 1938Projekt focuses on personal stories by presenting documents from LBI’s own archives and those of numerous partner institutions. Every day, a new document—a letter, a transit visa application, medical record, a diary entry, a photograph, press clipping—is published at www.1938projekt.org and broadcast via social media. Each document reflects the experiences and private impressions of its former owner as they grappled with the loss of their rights, their livelihoods, their homes, and their personal security. In the shadow of major events: the Anschluss, the Evian Conference, the Treaty of Munich, the invasion of the Sudetenland, the Kristallnacht, and the Kindertransport—these documents tell hundreds of personal stories that bring us closer to the fears, hopes, and choices made in the face of the approaching disaster.
The 1938Projekt is a unique collection of primary sources, often made available for the first time, that may serve as a prolific educational resource, opening up many directions and methods for investigating archival documents. The project lends itself to explore critical issues, such as the study of minorities, ethnic persecution, hate speech, but also to investigate media coverage and propaganda in turbulent times— bringing historical contexts and new understandings to the timely matters of the world today.
We are collecting submissions (PDF documents) in two age categories: high school and college students. The format of submissions is open, but should include: age category/type of school, discipline, intended learning outcomes, and ready-to-use description of activities, and a 50-word bio. We welcome submissions already tested in classroom setting, with comments on students’ responses.
The first deadline for submissions is June 30. PDF documents should be sent to email@example.com .
All the submissions will be published on the 1938Projekt website, www.1938projekt.org
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About Leo Baeck Institute
Leo Baeck Institute was founded in 1955 by a circle of émigré Jewish intellectuals who resolved to document the vibrant German-speaking Jewish culture that had been nearly extinguished in the Holocaust. In the decades since, LBI has worked to fulfill that mission by building a world-class research collection. With an 80,000 volume library, millions of pages of archival documents, 25,000 photographs, 8,000 art objects, 2,000 memoirs, and hundreds of oral histories, our collections document centuries of Jewish life in central Europe.
There is a compelling teacher professional development opportunity at Harvard this summer for content related to global studies. They just opened up the application. Here is the link to the opportunity:
Participants have the option to earn graduate credit. The cost of this workshop is $75.
The NHCSS Teacher of the Year Award Deadline is coming up in January. Do you know a special teacher who deserves this recognition? Please direct them to our website for application information. There are also several other grants and awards with upcoming deadlines.
NHCSS Teacher of the Year Award: $1,000The New Hampshire Council for the Social Studies (NHCSS) strives to promote social studies education in New Hampshire. Teacher support and recognition are a large part of this mission. To that end, NHCSS has established the annual Teacher of the Year Award.
Nominations for the NHCSS Teacher of the Year are sought in the fall and winter. The deadline for nominations is January 15 of each year. The NHCSS Teacher of the Year will be honored at the New Hampshire "Excellence in Education Program" (known as the "EDies") in June and will have a table for them and their family at the event. In addition, the recipient will be awarded a year's membership in NHCSS, will be recognized at the NHCSS Annual Conference in the fall, and will receive a cash award.
Nominees for the NHCSS Teacher of the Year should…
Nominations may be made by anyone, but must include the following:
You Can Help Make the NCSS Annual Conference Your Conference!
Deadline: February 26, 2017
NCSS invites you to submit a proposal to present a session and to review presentation proposals for selection by the program planning committee. Submit a Proposal
Yesterday-Today-Tomorrow: Building the Future of Social Studies
Who we teach, what we teach, and how we teach are the bedrock issues of social studies education. Thoughtful discussion and collegial exchange devoted to these issues can only make the profession stronger.