COLLEGE PARK, Md. — National History Day (NHD), a year-long academic program focused on historical research for 6th to 12th grade students, was awarded the prestigious 2011 National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama at a White House ceremony on Monday, February 13. Dr. Cathy Gorn, executive director of NHD, accepted the award on behalf of the NHD staff, board and honorary advisory council. Read More Photo: UPI/Kevin Dietsch, used with permission
Immigration and Ellis IslandWorld War II and the Postwar Period The United States entered World War II in 1942. During the war, immigration decreased.U.S. Department of State Youth Exchange Scholarships for U.S. High School StudentsThe U.S. Department of State announces scholarships for American high school students to study abroad: The National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) offers merit-based scholarships to U. S. high-school aged students for overseas study of seven critical foreign languages: Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, Korean, Persian (Tajik), Russian and Turkish.Hunger - 10 things you thought you knewApril 04, 2014 poverty, birth mortality, children, environment Hunger is one of the biggest issues facing the world community, but there are many misconceptions about the issue and how to tackle it. Below we will expose the realities of 10 prevalent myths about hunger:
Building Guided Inquiry Teams for 21st-Century LearnersSchool Library Monthly/Volume XXVI, Number 5/January 2010 Building Guided Inquiry Teams for 21st-Century Learners by Carol C. Kuhlthau and Leslie K. Maniotes Carol C.America in Class Lessons »Citizen Leadership in the Young Republic: The Father–Son Letters of John Adams and John Quincy Adams, 1774–1793 What qualities of citizen leadership did John Adams consider essential to sustain and nurture the young republic?Text: Correspondence of John Adams & John Quincy Adams, 1774–1793 (excerpts).
Internet Resources General This is a great site that has thousands of educational videos and interactive quizzes organized by category. The history section has more than 20 sub-categories with hundreds of videos and quizzes. Khan Academy is an amazing site that offers short video lessons for students on a variety of topics. Its history selection is relatively limited (though still worthwhile), but it’s growing rapidly. American HistoryBehind the NewsWeekdays: 20/02/2017 watch What's your question? Have you seen or heard something in the news you'd like explained? It's a section on our website where you can let us know what topics you want us to cover. Ask Afghan Refugee Story Kbora Ali is the first Afghan refugee to join the Australian Defence Force.Watch
Teach Students to Ask Their Own QuestionsThis process explicitly validates all students’ intellectual abilities.– High School History Teacher, New York The reasons behind their questions often bowl me over with their sincerity, the fact that [they] really want to know the answers because it’s important to them, or they feel it would be important for others to know.– 4th Grade Teacher, Chicago The ability to produce questions, improve questions and prioritize questions may be one of the most important—yet too often overlooked—skills that a student can acquire in their formal education. Strong critical thinking is often grounded in the questions we ask. By deliberately teaching questioning skills, we will be facilitating a process that will help students develop a mental muscle necessary for deeper learning, creativity and innovation, analysis, and problem solving. Join the Movement: Make Question Formulation a part of Every Child’s EducationGet Involved »
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The Omnivore's Dilemma as Inquiry-Based Learning"What should we have for dinner?" is the essential question driving Michael Pollan in his latest book, The Ominvore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals. His narrative of how he explores that question is an excellent model of inquiry-based learning -- in adults, in the real world, on a topic that definitely addresses the big 'so what?' criterium.