- 29 October 2013 in Instructional Technology new app on Congress for iPad users from Center for Congress.
- 29 October 2013 in Opportunities -- 2014 Holocaust and Jewish Resistance Teacher Program.
- 14 October 2013 Mini-website available for download until 27 October 2013: Topic French and Indian War 8th grade
- 13 October 2013 graphic ICSS Conference
- 11 October 2013 Questions/Concerns about ICSS conference
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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
QUESTIONS/CONCERN ABOUT ICSS CONFERENCE PROGRAM
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Mini Website available for limited time
Indianapolis, IN, 14 October 2013, by H. Robert Brady
A miniature website on the French and Indian War for Indiana 8th grade social studies can be downloaded from this link http://we.tl/7wBgMavKZO until midnight 27 October 2013. You will need to unzip the downloaded file. That will create the miniature website. Enter the mni website and double click on the file named index.html to begin running the website. Navigation through the site is located at the top of each webpage.
Indianapolis, IN 2 August 2013 by Susan Tomlinson, President ICSSI thought it might be helpful to pass along this information sent by Bruce Blomberg at IDOE July 31st via The Learning Connection.
Bruce Blomberg has posted a new announcement for the community IDOE - Social Studies Collaborative.
Title: IMPLEMENTATION OF REVISED SOCIAL STUDIES STANDARDS
Implementation of the revised Social Studies standards will not take place until the 2014-2015 school year. The revised standards still need the approval from the State Board of Education. This will hopefully occur in September or October. This way teachers will have time to look over the revised standards and adapt to any changes.
State Supt. of Public Instruction Cut Off During State Board of Education Meeting
Indianapolis, IN 26 July by Vic Smith
Glenda Ritz no doubt thought that winning 1.3 million votes, more votes than Gov. Pence, to become State Superintendent after a 32 year career focused on reading and literacy had at least earned her a respectful hearing at last Friday’s (July 19th) State Board meeting of her plans to improve Indiana’s reading program.
State Board member Dan Elsener cut her off in the middle of the presentation to say that the hour was late and he didn’t think the board should consider this proposed rule change today. His thought carried the day, and the Ritz reading plan was deferred until the discussion session, not the action session, of the next meeting.
Later the board voted to have Dan Elsener work with the Governor’s office to hire independent staff for the State Board using new authority to control its own budget. The powers of the State Board have thus been vastly elevated by the Governor.
Just what do you do with that primary source in the classroom?
This article has been extracted from the June 2013 issue of Viewpoints, the official publication of the Indiana Council for the Social Studies. Download article in .docx format.
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Here is Your Indiana Government 2013-2014 edition available
13 May 2013, Indianapolis, IN
by Matt Ottinger, Indiana Chamber of Commerce
Dear Indiana educators,
We’re now taking pre-orders for Here Is Your Indiana Government: 2013-14 Edition -- the most comprehensive guide to governance in the Hoosier State.
Since its development in 1942, this book has been used by the community and hundreds of thousands of students (from sixth grade to college level) to learn about Indiana and how Hoosiers govern themselves. The book is sponsored by CTB/McGraw-Hill and scheduled to ship in early August.
- Interesting facts about Indiana (demographics, state song, motto, origin of county names, notable natives, etc.)
- Historical highlights of Indiana government development
- State government (updated explanations of its departments/agencies and their functions, updated budget information, contact information including phone numbers and web addresses)
- County government (origins of the counties, the elective county administrative officials and their function, council function, powers of the counties, services)
- Cities and towns (creation, city classifications, incorporated towns, municipal government, public works)
- Township government (divisions, schools, boards)
Large quantity discount pricing is available as follows:
1 to 9 copies: $19.50 each
10 to 25 copies: $12.50 each
26 to 50 copies: $10.00 each
51 to 75 copies: $8.50 each
76 to 100 copies: $7.50 each
101 or more: $7.00 each
To place your order, call (800) 824-6885 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you,Matt Ottinger
Director, Publications & Social Media
Indiana Chamber of Commerce
February Viewpoints Published19 February 2013, Indianapolis, IN
by H. Robert Brady
The February issue of Viewpoints, the official open journal of the Indiana Council for the Social Studies, has been published. You can download a copy of the PDF document here. Note that the journal is 97 pages long. Downloaded document is meant to be read on a computer/tablet or SELECTIVELY printed. We are also supplying a supplement, a PDF portfolio on the archeological recovery of Richard III remains in Leichester, England. Download the PDF Portfolio here.