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.
Issues of identity and belonging are inseparable from the experiences of immigration. Stories of immigrants, past and present, illuminate the human lives behind today’s ever-shifting global landscape. Witnessing peers from diverse geographies helps students to make valuable connections and support, appreciate, and respect cultural diversity.
Youth Perspectives The Global Oneness Project has created a new video collection—Global Youth Perspectives—with seven stories and accompanying lesson plans that highlight youth around the world.
Identity and Belonging Facing History and Ourselves offers more than 170 lessons and other resources on global immigration.
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.