President Abraham Lincoln was America’s first “technology” president. He used emerging telegraph technology in war, politics, and even his personal life. The Decoding the Civil War project at The Huntington Library is focused on using transcribed and decoded Civil War telegrams to engage new and younger audiences to spark their curiosity and develop new critical thinking skills.
The Center on Representative Government at Indiana University has launched Engaging Congress, an interactive game that uses primary source documents to explore the workings of American government and the challenges it faces in contemporary society.
An innovative, project-based curriculum for middle school and high school, Rock Your World inspires students to ask bold questions about the challenges they see in their neighborhoods, communities, and the world around them, and then engages them in the development of advocacy campaigns designed to overcome those challenges.
Educators are invited to register to be an eCYBERMISSION Teacher/Team Advisor. eCybermission, a freeweb-based STEM competition for students in grades 6–9, promotes self-discovery and enables all students to recognize the real-life applications of STEM. eCYBERMISSION encourages students to develop solutions to real-world challenges in their local communities and compete for state, regional, and national awards. Teacher/Team Advisor Responsibilities include assembling a team; registering both teacher and students; assisting teams in choosing a Mission Challenge; assisting the team with its Mission Challenge; and submitting the team’s Mission Folder.