PBS LearningMedia’s All About the Holidays is a collection of short videos exploring the history and significance behind Hanukkah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa. Teachers are invited to use the videos to spark a discussion with students about the history, traditions, and cultural roots of these holidays. The videos are accessible in English and Spanish.
StudentCam is C-SPAN’s video documentary competition that encourages students to think critically about issues affecting their communities and the nation. This year students in grades 6-12 are asked to create a short (five- to six-minute) video documentary.
The Smithsonian Libraries is calling for applications for the 2019 Neville-Pribram Mid-Career Educators Award. The Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Library in New York is the host location for 2019.
Thousands of intimate records from Theodore Roosevelt’s life are now available in a digital archive compiled by the Library of Congress. According to the library, its collection of Roosevelt’s papers has become the world’s largest, with 276,000 documents and more than 460,000 images from his time as governor of New York, his days as a cavalry officer in the Spanish–American War, and his role as president in the early 1900s.