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October 07, 2016

Resource Watch: Teach Students 'Grit' With the Stories of Nobel Laureates

A textbook and teacher's guide that are free to download share the stories of 10 Nobel Laureates, focusing on stories of grit and perseverance.

June 27, 2016

From 'Hamilton' to Hogwarts, Teachers Are Bringing Pop-Culture Phenomena Into the Classroom

In recent months, teachers have been incorporating pop culture phenomena in their classroom in innovative ways to better engage their students.

April 21, 2016

Do Your Students Know Who Harriet Tubman Is?

Abolitionist Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 note, but millions of Americans didn't know who she was.

March 31, 2016

Ga. Teachers Decry Politicians' Influence on Draft Social Studies Standards

Georgia educators say their input on a draft of the state's social studies standards is being ignored to boost political agendas.

April 24, 2015

All U.S. High Schools to Receive Free Copies of 'Selma'

Paramount has announced plans to send a copy of the movie "Selma" to every high school in the country. Teachers can also download free curriculum materials based on the movie.

April 24, 2015

So Your 4th Grade Class Was Chewed Out by Lawmakers

A number of states are getting on board with requiring that students pass a U.S. citizenship test in order to graduate, but for a crash course in civics education, nothing beats interacting with real-life legislators.

December 01, 2014

Resource Watch: Free E-Book on Family-History Classroom Projects

New resources from UNC Chapel Hill and Ancestry.com can give teachers tools to explore family history with their students.

September 22, 2014

How Do You Keep Students From Becoming Cynical?

Can a new generation of students learn to be less cynical and become civically engaged in a positive manner?

September 17, 2014

Twitter Chat: Instilling Civic Responsibility in Students

What duty do schools have to cultivate civic engagement, and how can teachers help with such efforts? Tonight's Twitter chat will discuss civic responsibility.

August 07, 2014

Richard Nixon: A Tricky Legacy to Teach

While "All the President's Men" might be a classroom staple, there's a wealth of new resources that can help give students a more complete account of Richard Nixon's presidency.

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