Podcasts Offering Insight into Global Cultures and Events
PrimarySource has created What Teachers Need to Know, a podcast series for educators who teach global cultures or world events in their classroom. In every compact episode, the podcast offers vital insight for understanding world cultures and current events so that teachers can facilitate deeper learning about the world with their students. Teachers will meet subject-matter experts and explore online resources that can help make a complex and dynamic world accessible for K–12 classrooms. The first podcast in the series, What Teachers Need to Know: The Middle East, offers insight for understanding the modern Middle East and North Africa. Episodes such as “Underneath the Veil” and “Syria, Explained” explore a range of cultural and political issues. “Media Literacy & the Middle East” discusses the importance of thinking critically about news, information, and stories related to the Middle East and highlights five activities teachers can do to promote media literacy in their classrooms.
Furthering its mission to educate younger generations about the important lessons of World War II, The National WWII Museum is hosting a live-streamed Electronic Field Trip (EFT) on February 22, 2018, for students across the country.
One way to reflect on the beauty of diversity is through photography. The photo essay “Belief” by Caleb Ferguson captures moments of faith and connection among one of the most culturally and religiously diverse populations in the world, New York City.
Abraham Lincoln’s papers from his time as a lawyer, congressman, and the sixteenth president are now online in full color in a new presentation after a multiyear digitization effort at the Library of Congress.