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Resources for excellent teaching and inspired learning.
Resources for excellent teaching and inspired learning.

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Games for Change and Annenberg invite LAUSD teachers to apply for The Games for Change Student Challenge! We are recruiting middle and high school teachers from Los Angeles public schools for professional development in game design and game-based learning. Their students will be challenged to create digital games about real-world issues impacting their communities. Teacher applications are due June 9, 2017! Learn more and apply: bit.ly/2oiDV0u
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Some links for ideas for case study topics from Learner.org:

Essential Lens: Analyzing Photographs Across the Curriculum
http://www.learner.org/courses/lens/collections/
Democracy in America, 5. Civil Rights: Demanding Equality http://bit.ly/29VntMt
The Constitution: That Delicate Balance
http://bit.ly/29VpwCB
Ethics in America II
http://www.learner.org/series/ethics2/

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At Learner, we've been talking a lot the last couple of years about how to teach about controversial issues and help students express their ideas with confidence and respect. We curated some resources that support discussing controversial issues on our blog (I added the NewseumEd resources you used today in the blog comments.): https://shar.es/1lLmQJ

Hi #ANEW16  participants! We look forward to seeing you Monday. Just a quick note about us: Annenberg Learner funds and distributes, via www.Learner.org, free classroom and teacher professional development resources in all subjects. We also get to support programs like Newseum Education's summer teacher institute "Primarily Digital." We spend a lot of time behind the computer, and are grateful for opportunities to meet with teachers face to face.

The discussions you have been having on this Google community have mirrored some of the discussions we have been having while completing research this year about teachers' needs for 21st Century classrooms. Especially related to using technology and helping students build confidence and connect their learning with their life experiences.

We look forward to learning from you. Have a wonderful time.

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Accepting applications now for the free 2016 Annenberg-Newseum Summer Institute "Primarily Digital," July 18-20. http://bit.ly/1SoOfM4

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From The Annenberg Space for Photography: 5 photographers. 5 continents. 60 million people displaced. See more at http://thephotospace.org/refugee  #RefugeeInPhotos

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Historian Joseph J. Ellis said, "The best and worst of American history are inextricably tangled together in Jefferson." Read about Thomas Jefferson in American Passages, unit 4, “Spirit of Nationalism,” to find out what Ellis meant. http://bit.ly/1qp08KI

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What were the events that led up the U.S. Civil War? Watch program 10 of A Biography of America, “The Coming of the Civil War,” which outlines the incidents that precipitated the war between the North and the South.http://bit.ly/1Q4yffO

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“If you present poetry as if it were castor oil, no one will be interested. Instead, teachers can approach it as something fun, and also explore poetry that connects to the students and their lives (as opposed to choosing poetry that they feel “should” be studied).” – Nikki Grimes http://bit.ly/1V9u5LL

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This World Water Day, examine the stress on global water sources in The Habitable Planet, unit 8, “Water Resources.” http://bit.ly/ZEOKZ5 Scientists determine how much water humans actually use in section 5, World Demand for Water. Follow the U.S. and the United Nations’ attempts to regulate water use and improve water conditions in section 10, Major Laws and Treaties.
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