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Information Literacy

Accessing and evaluating information; using and managing information.

Civics

Jun 03, 2019

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Program to Prepare Thoughtful, Ethical Digital Citizens

Born in a Waldorf-inspired public charter school classroom in California, Cyber Civics meets a growing need to prepare middle school students to be ethical, safe, and wise digital citizens. The in-class program has three levels—Level 1: Digital Citizenship; Level 2: Information Literacy; and Level 3: Media Literacy for Positive Participation.

Important Children's Books Library of Congress

May 15, 2019

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Collections of Historically Significant Children’s Books

The Library of Congress has launched an online collection of 67 historically significant children’s books published more than 100 years ago. Drawn from the Library’s collection, Children’s Book Selections are digital versions both of classic works still read by children today and of lesser-known treasures.

Evaluate Photographs for Historic Understanding

May 15, 2019

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Assessments for Evaluating Historical Thinking

The Olympics Protest is a new assessment from the Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) that gauges whether students can identify the historical event depicted in an iconic photograph and evaluate its historical significance. Successful students will draw on their knowledge of the past to identify American track athletes John Carlos and Tommie Smith raising their fists to protest racial injustice while on the medal stand at the 1968 Olympics and then explain how the event was historically significant.

World War II Podocast

May 15, 2019

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Debates on the Historical Merits of Films Depicting WWII

Service on Celluloid is a captivating podcast of The National WW II Museum that takes a deep look at depictions of World War II on film over the last 70-plus years. In-house experts at the museum, along with special guests, hold lively debates on the historical merits of treasured classics and smaller films alike.

Top 5 Resources for January 2019

Feb 15, 2019

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Our Top Five Resources in January 2019

Each month we publish blogs and newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in January.

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