Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Free Admission to RACE for Middle and High School Students!

"The History Colorado Center will always be a place for fun, hands-on learning. But it’s also a place to think and talk about important topics. This September, the History Colorado Center is proud to present the exhibit RACE: Are We So Different?RACE brings together the everyday experience of living with race, its history, the role of science in that history and the findings of contemporary science that are challenging its foundations."
For more information, click here!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

WWII Museum Professional Development Opportunity

The National WWII Museum is excited to announce a week-long professional development opportunity to take place in the summer of 2015 for middle school (5-8thgrade) science teachers. Twenty eight teachers from across the country will come to New Orleans to experience hands-on how necessity, knowledge, perseverance and skill lead to inventions, innovation, and careers in STEM—just like in World War II.
This seminar is supported by a grant from the Northrop Grumman Foundation. Teachers will receive free room and board in New Orleans, a travel stipend, and all seminar materials free of charge.
The museum is looking for great young teachers nationwide, and the application period begins January 5th 2015. View more info here!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Program- Coming Up!

Hey, Educators!
Don't miss out on a chance to explore with the National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Program. Applications are due January 4th, 2015!
2015 Program Highlights 

Selected educators will travel aboard the ship National Geographic Explorer or National Geographic Endeavour on expeditions ranging from the Arctic, Holland and Belgium, Iceland, the Galapagos, Peru, Chile, Antarctica and more. While aboard, Fellows will share the importance of geographic literacy with fellow travelers, develop activities to bring back to their classrooms, and have an adventure of a lifetime. Prior to the expedition, all 2015 Grosvenor Teacher Fellows will travel to Washington, D.C. (April 16-19, 2015) with all expenses covered to participate in a pre-voyage workshop sponsored by National Geographic, and Lindblad Expeditions.

For more information and to apply, click here

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Grant Opportunity: American Friends of Russian Folklore Applications

Russian/American Educators' Exchange 2015 now accepting applications

American Friends of Russian Folklore invites middle- and high-school teachers to apply for the 2015 season of the Russian/American Educators' Exchange.
Participants travel to rural Russia to collect Russian folklore by filming holiday celebrations, recording local singers, interviewing villagers about traditional lore, and photographing local handicrafts. They experience Russian village life first-hand, living in a village house and eating the local food.
To qualify, you must:
  • hold a valid US passport
  • be employed as a teacher or curriculum specialist at a public or private school
  • teach or work with curriculum at the middle- or high-school level (grades 6-12)
  • prepare an American folklore presentation to share in Russia
  • commit to creating, using and disseminating curriculum materials that incorporate Russian folklore. The curriculum materials can be in any subject.
  • provide a letter of support from your principal
The program grant covers all expedition travel, food and lodging, including an orientation meeting before departure and flights between New York and Moscow. Participants are responsible for obtaining their visas (around $300) and for travel between their homes and JFK.

All educators who work with middle- or high-school students or curriculum are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to those whose schools are in rural areas --- Census Bureau Locale Codes 41,42, or 43.

Registration for each trip will close 60 days before the trip start date.

For details and application instructions, visit russianfolklorefriends.org or email us at info@russianfolklorefriends.org

This opportunity is presented by American Friends of Russian Folklore, a 501©3public benefit corporation.

Funding comes from the US - Russia Peer-to-Peer Dialog Program, with additional support from the Russian and East European Institute of Indiana University.

Friday, November 28, 2014

History Colorado: Doors Open, Doors Closed: Can We Laugh, Dance, Write Poetry, and Sing about RACE?

Special Panel Discussion on December 9th!
"This panel will introduce audiences to the concept of privilege, and examine the ways in which race shapes everyone’s lives. How do race and privilege impact our lives in often invisible world of the arts? How can we feel empowered to contribute to positive social change?" Get tickets here!

Visit History Colorado in Denver now through January 4th, and check out their exhibit RACE: Are We So Different? 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Geography Awareness Week- Lesson on GMOs!

GMO foods are a hot topic right now. Click here for a great lesson plan called "Is it Good? Is it Bad? Genetically Modified Foods" from the Arizona Geographic Alliance. Geared toward high schoolers, students will learn about GMO crops in the U.S., and write an argument about GMO use in our society.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014


It is that time of year again, and #GeoWeek2014 is all about the "Future of Food". Use this week to educate yourselves, your friends, your students, and everyone else about the geography of food. Use National Geographic's resources, including lesson plans and games, or check out this lesson plan from the Peace Corps, all about what food tells us about a place!
Celebrate Geography Awareness Week, 11/16-11/22.