The Board of the Indiana Council for the Social Studies has undertaken a program designed to enhance and expand ICSS. The program will work to:
- 27 January 2014 ICSS next steps
- 29 January 2014 Black History Month
- 26 January 2014How to Use Global(ized) Thinking in Breaking Down Barriers to Human Togetherness in a Former White University
- 22 December 2013 Flipped Learning and Democratic Education
- increase membership in ICSS
- increase the services that ICSS members receive from ICSS
- increase the professional development options available to members
- provide members with materials designed to solve curriculum gaps in major commercial materials
- extend and enhance presentations at ICSS state conference
- develop online professional development possibilities for members
The Board has established a new closed MEMBERS ONLY Facebook group. You MUST be a member of the group in order to see the content in the group. If you are a member, make certain you have ask to join. Your membership will be checked against the online membership database, and when confirmed, you will be admitted to the closed members only group.
During the month of March, the ICSS official website (this site) will undergo a redesign. While general information will be available on the front page of the website, many important resources will be moved to the member-only section of the website.
The Board is implementing the use of Adobe Connect through the Director of Communications. Adobe Connect will allow for video conferencing and the creation of audio/video classrooms. It will also allow ICSS to archive materials developed for ICSS members. Members will be given usernames and temporary passwords when the system is in full operation. These logins will allow for participation in virtual events and rapid access to archived ICSS e-resource classroom materials.
Not certain what we are talking about when we refer to ICSS e-resources for the classroom. Check out a couple examples.
Black History Month
Join Governor Mike Pence and Indiana Historians at the State House to celebrate Black History in Indiana.
The Program will be held on February 11th at 12:00 noon in the Rotunda.
If you would like more information about attending with your students, contact Jennifer Hodge at:
How to Use Global(ized) Thinking in Breaking Down Barriers to Human Togetherness in a Former White University
I am hoping that you will be able to attend the special lecture by South African preeminent scholar and speaker, Dr. Jonathan Jansen, on Friday, March 7, 2014 at 12:00-1:30pm in the School of Education Auditorium (W.W. Wright Building, Indiana University-Bloomington). The title of the presentation is,"How to Use Global(ized) Thinking in Breaking Down Barriers to Human Togetherness in a Former White University." A reception will follow.
This is the inaugural Lecture Series for the Center for Social Studies and International Education (CSSIE) at Indiana University-Bloomington. We would be delighted to have you attend.
Patricia K. Kubow, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Social Studies & International Education (CSSIE)
Professor, International Comparative Education
Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies and Department of Curriculum & Instruction
Faculty Affiliate, African Studies
School of Education
1900 E. Tenth Street
Bloomington, IN 47406-7512
Gilder Lehrman Seminars 2014
Summer Institutes: Teaching the Humanities through Art
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2014 Holocaust & Jewish Resistance Teachers' Program
July 1-July 19, 2014
A Summer Study Program in Washington, DC, Poland, Germany
and the Czech Republic for Secondary and Pre-Service Educators
The 2014 trip will begin with a visit to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC. The group will then travel to Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic. The itinerary for the trip includes visits to the following:
- Bergen-Belsen Memorial Museum
- Wannsee Villa in Berlin
- Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
- Ravensbrueck Memorial Museum
- Sachsenhausen Memorial and Museum
- Sites of Jewish heritage in Prague
- Terezin Memorial in the Czech Republic
- State Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau
- Sites of Jewish heritage in Krakow
- Museum of Wartime Krakow
- Galicia Museum of Krakow
- Belzec Memorial and Museum
- State Museum at Majdanek
- Jewish heritage of Lublin
- Radegast Memorial in Lodz
- Jewish Lodz Cemetery
- Memorial at Treblinka
- Museum of the History of Polish Jews
- Sites of Jewish heritage in Warsaw
- Jewish Historical Institute of Warsaw
The goals of the program are:
§ to advance education in U.S. secondary schools about the Holocaust and Jewish Resistance
§ to deepen teachers' knowledge and strengthen their ability to implement Holocaust studies in their classrooms
§ to teach each new generation about the Holocaust and Jewish resistance, so that they will know, understand, and never forget
§ to further educational activities which use the lessons of the past as warnings for the present and the future
Cost to the applicant is $3,000, which includes:
- round-trip travel from Washington, DC,
- trips to historic sites associated with the history of the Holocaust in Germany, the Czech Republic, and Poland,
- outstanding hotel accommodations (2 to a room) in all locations,
- 2 meals daily.
NOTE: The $3,000 program fee is supplemented by the American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors and other supporting organizations.
An electronic application for the 2014 program is available online at www.hajrtp.org. Applications must be submitted electronically.
Applications will be evaluated by a committee as they are received and spaces are filled on a rolling basisundefinedso applying early is to your advantage. All applications must reach our office no later than Friday, March 14, 2014.
Holocaust and Jewish Resistance Teachers' ProgramPhone: 212 239-4230
c/o The American Gathering
122 W. 30th St., Suite 205
New York, NY 10001