The Civil Rights Digital Library(CRDL), based at the University of Georgia, represents an ambitious and comprehensive effort to deliver educational content on the civil rights movement via the web. The initiative promotes an enhanced understanding of the movement through its three principal components: (1) a digital video archive of historical news film allowing students to nearly be eyewitnesses to key events of the civil rights movement; (2) a civil rights portal providing a seamless virtual library on the movement by connecting related digital collections on a national scale; and (3) a learning objects component delivering secondary web-based resources—such as contextual stories, encyclopedia articles, lesson plans, and activities—to facilitate the use of the video content in the learning process.
The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is sponsoring a student photography contest during Earth Science Week (October 8–14, 2017). Students of all ages can participate by submitting a photo that relates to this year’s theme—Earth and Human Activity Here.
Educators are invited to join advocates, researchers, and security experts in an interactive webinar on October 4, 2017, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (ET) on “Immigration, Safety and Security,” hosted by The Immigrant Learning Center’s Public Education Institute.
The National Network of State Teachers of the Year has compiled a “social justice” reading list for educators. The list includes diverse picture books for early learners and equity-themed books for elementary school, middle school, and high school students, as well as books for teachers that address culturally responsive teaching practices and equity in the classroom.