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Visual Sources: Using Library of Congress Archives in the Classroom 

This summer, Teachers College will host 25 in-service secondary social studies teachers from the greater New York City area in a week-long workshop on incorporating Library of Congress Archives into the classroom. Thanks to a generous grant from the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources program, this professional development opportunity will offer standards-aligned content …

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Teaching Current Events in the Social Studies Classroom 

The Portland Eastern Herald recorded on June 8, 1795 that "Much has been said and written on the utility of newspapers; but one principal advantage which might be derived from these publications has been neglected; we mean that of reading them in schools." Although newspapers (in their printed form) are slowly but surely losing their footing …

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Dead Poets to Dangerous Minds: A Social Studies Film Class 

The Program in Social Studies explores democratic education and the silver screen.


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by Liz Hoelzle.

A unique course offered in the Social Studies program this summer at Teachers College provided students with the opportunity to look at educationally themed films from a fresh angle. The class, called "Dangerous Minds, Dead Poets, and Democratic(?) Education on the Silver Screen," allowed participants to examine how these films can shape teachers’ ideas of …

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This Week at TC: The Society for the History of Children and Youth Conference (June 23-25) 


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by Amy Wolf.

“The State of Children:  Politics and Policies of Childhood in Global Perspective” The Society for the History of Children and Youth is an international scholarly organization that places current controversies involving children in historical perspective. The SHCY’s sixth biennial conference will take place June 23-25 at Teacher’s College. Admission for TC students and faculty is …

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A Colloquium on Deliberation and Reflective Conversation in Educational Settings 

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Facing History and Ourselves Presents Findings at TC 

On Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 Dr. Dennis Barr of Facing History and Ourselves presented the findings of Facing History’s National Professional Development and Evaluation Project at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City. The President of Teachers College, Susan Fuhrman, attended the event and gave the opening remarks for the symposium. Kevin Feinberg of …

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Battle of the Books! 

Battle of the Books is a weekly after school reading incentive program for 4th and 5th grade students. BOB works to promote self-confidence in reading ability, while also building teamwork and forming strong mentorship roles between the college student coaches and the student team members. Through competitions and practice sessions, students come away with new …

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National Humanities Center Offers Free Resources for Educators 

The National Humanities Center’s Education Programs OVERVIEW: The National Humanities Center is the only major independent American institution for advanced study in all fields of the humanities. The Center focuses on the enduring value of ancient and modern history, language and literature, ethical and moral reflection, artistic and cultural traditions, and critical thought in every …

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American History Summer Seminars for Teachers–Applications due Feb. 1 

Reminder: Deadline Approaching American History Summer Seminars for Teachers--Applications due Feb. 1 K-12 history, social studies and English teachers are invited to apply to the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History 2011 Summer Seminars. Taught by renowned historians on college campuses in the US and the UK, these one-week seminars give educators the opportunity to …

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TC-Created Curriculum Wins Award!  ☆

Let Freedom Swing: Conversations on Jazz and Democracy” has won the Cine Golden Eagle Award! From the website: Twice a year, CINE accepts submissions for consideration of the CINE Golden Eagle Award through the CINE Golden Eagle Film & Video Competition. The competition, conducted by a unique multi-stage jury process, functions much like academic …

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Creativity, Play, and the Imagination across Disciplines Conference 2011 

The Call for Proposals for Creativity, Play, and the Imagination across Disciplines Conference held at Teachers College, Columbia University from May 26 to May 28, 2011 is now open. This interdisciplinary conference seeks to bring together educators, artists, scholars, and game-makers from all disciplines to reflect on and experience creativity as a central site for …

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