Blogs tagged "history"

Participate in “Scholarship and Performance: Teaching Shakespeare’s Plays.”

Participants in the 2017 Scholarship and Performance Summer Institute
Victoria Barclay, Education Manager, Theatre for a New AudienceWould you like to spend two weeks exploring NYC and uncovering the nuances and truths of Shakespeare? In this Institute, you will have the opportunity to work with Shakespeare Scholars Julie Crawford and Mario DiGangi, as well as Teaching Artists Krista Apple and Claudia Zelavansky to renew your understanding of some of Shakespeare’s greatest plays.Read More »
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“Let Us Now Praise” National History Day

National History Day winners from Connecticut, 2014
National History Day, held every year in June at the University of Maryland College Park, is an outstanding opportunity for students to engage in a serious academic competition in the humanities and to acquire the prestige that comes from participation in such a competition. This year over 600,000 students will take part, along with 25,000 teachers.Read More »
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Summer Reading 2016

“Gotchur Nose, Kid.” Brooklyn Public Library Summer Reading mural, May 18, 2006.
“This was my only and my constant comfort. When I think of it, the picture always rises in my mind, of a summer evening, the boys at play in the churchyard, and I sitting on my bed, reading as if for life.” ― Charles Dickens, David Copperfield, chapter 4.Summer is the perfect time to dive into classic stories, poetry, drama, and informational texts, including foundational documents of American government and history and works by the great thinkers.Read More »
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Introducing American Art at the Core of Learning

Participants at American Art at the Core of Learning, courtesy Terra Foundation
Using art as a teaching resourceWhether you’re in the classroom or on a field trip, artworks are a fantastic way to engage students. But how do you go beyond art as illustration and use it as rich informational text? How do you deepen your skill set when integrating visual art into your curriculum?Read More »
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Picturing America in My Classrooms

Jay Peledge teaches 7th and 8th grade social studies (ancient civilizations) for Lincoln, MA, public schools at the Hanscom Middle School on Hanscom Air Force Base.Read More »
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