Institute Exploring the Federal Judiciary with Historians and Judges
The American Bar Association and the Federal Judicial Center will conduct the 14th Annual “Federal Trials and Great Debates in U.S. History”summer institutein Washington, DC, June 23–28, 2019. Designed especially for teachers of US history, government, civics, and law, the program deepens participants’ knowledge of the federal judiciary and of the role the federal courts have played in key public controversies that have defined America’s constitutional and other legal rights. During the 2019 Institute, participants will spend time with legal historians and judges exploring US v. Susan B. Anthony: The Fight for Women’s Suffrage; Chew Heong v. US: Chinese Exclusion and the Federal Courts; and US v. Cassius Clay: Muhammad Ali’s Fight Against the Vietnam Draft. The weeklong institute is all expenses paid.
Deadline: March 1, 2019, at 7 p.m. (PT) for applications
Teachers in grades 6–12 are invited to attend one of the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s weeklong institutes in the nation’s capital. Participants will join other educators from across the country in exploring the connections among American art and social studies, history, and English/language arts.
In 1968 three astronauts embarked on the Apollo 8 mission and witnessed Earth as it had never been seen before. The firstcolor photograph taken beyond Earth’s orbit was later titled Earthrise. An award-winning film from Global Oneness Project documents the story of this photograph. How does the Earthrise photograph provide a context for what it means to be a global citizen?
Starting with the Alamo in 1836, Experience Real History (ERH) uses cards and RealityBoards, in addition to apps, to help students gain insights into history. The Reality Board is a large mat with a printed image of the 1836 Alamo from a bird’s-eye view.