March 28, 2015

“Youth, Gender and Social Change in the Middle East”

Come to the Saturday, March 28, (9am-3:30pm), workshop “Youth, Gender, and Social Change in the Middle East,” co-sponsored by CCAS, the Department of Anthropology and the Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies, in the public lecture and education outreach series Islam and Anthropology. The speakers are active researchers in the region who talk with people from all walks of life. Their presentations will give you insights into trends on and under the surface, and give you and your students perspectives that move beyond the drumbeat of standard news reporting and analysis.

Speakers, topics, and more details are below, with required registration link.  See details also at http://ccas.georgetown.edu/outreach-events. We hope to see you there!

Start: March 28, 2015 9:00 am
End: March 28, 2015 3:30 pm

March 19, 2015

Ben Franklin Comes to Annapolis

  • On Thursday evening, March19 at 7:30pm in the Maryland Inn’s Duke of Gloucester room, Benjamin Franklin, John Jay and John Adams request your presence to witness the signing of the 1783 Treaty of Paris, including a summary presentation on the negotiations by Mr. Franklin (with all the juice, behind-the-scenes details!). Don’t miss this unique chance to ask the Signers questions about the Treaty!
  •  Itinerary:
  • 7:00pm: A picture of YOU signing the Treaty of Paris with Franklin, Jay and Adams!
  • 7:30pm: A FREE performance by historical interpretive actor Christopher Lowell along with Phillip Webster and David Smith as John Jay and John Adams.
  • 9:00pm: Dessert and drinks to follow at the Treaty of Paris Restaurant (pay-as-you-go).
  • NO reservations necessary! Bring your friends!  www.treatyofpariscenter.org
Start: March 19, 2015 7:30 pm
End: March 19, 2015 9:30 pm
Venue: Maryland Inn

March 18, 2015

Citizens, Society & the State: Adaptation and Transformation in Contemporary China.

·         Citizens, Society & the State: Adaptation and Transformation in Contemporary China. July 27-31, 2015. Application deadline: March 18, 2015. This four-day residential program will examine the rapidly changing social and political dynamics of contemporary China, with special attention to the emerging roles of citizens, including ways in which individuals and groups respond to and enable social and political change through protests, political participation, and self-organization. See complete details and application. http://www.colorado.edu/cas/tea/ncta/downloads/China_SI15_application.pdf

Date: March 18, 2015

March 13, 2015

Korea’s Journey into the 21st Century: Historical Contexts, Contemporary Issues. July 13-17, 2015. Application deadline: March 13, 2015. In this four-day residential summer institute, secondary teachers will consider modern and contemporary South Korea’s distinct history, geography, intra-peninsular and international relations, and transnational cultural transmissions (e.g., K-pop, film, and design). Participants will work with specialists to learn about the Korean peninsula beyond the media coverage, drawing on Korean narratives and texts to enrich their teaching about contemporary South Korea in the classroom. http://www.colorado.edu/cas/tea/ncta/downloads/KoreaSI2015Application.pdf

Date: March 13, 2015

January 24, 2015

Smithsonian’s Teach-It-Forward Institute

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History invites local (DC, MD, VA, DE) educators with a passion for teaching social studies and facilitating adult learning to join us for the Teach-it-Forward Institute. The goal of the Institute is to familiarize participants with the Museum’s resources and teaching strategies, and to prepare them to share lessons learned with fellow educators. This program is free, and breakfast and lunch will be provided.

For elementary educators, session one will be conducted over the course of two days, August 4 and August 5, 2014. Session two will be on January 10, 2015.
For secondary educators, session one will be conducted over the course of two days, August 7 and August 8, 2014. Session two will be on January 24, 2015.

We are accepting applicants on a rolling basis until May 12, 2014Space is limited, so please apply early. To apply, please visit http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/861722/Teach-it-Forward-Application   (estimated time for completion: 10 to 20 minutes). Please do not hesitate to contact us at historyteachers@si.edu if you have any questions.

All educators are eligible to apply.

Date: January 24, 2015
Venue: Smithsonian's National Museum of American History
Phone: 202-633-1000
Address:
14th St. and Constitution Ave. NW, Washington DC, 20001, United States
Cost: Free

January 10, 2015

Smithsonian’s Teach-It-Forward Institute

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History invites local (DC, MD, VA, DE) educators with a passion for teaching social studies and facilitating adult learning to join us for the Teach-it-Forward Institute. The goal of the Institute is to familiarize participants with the Museum’s resources and teaching strategies, and to prepare them to share lessons learned with fellow educators. This program is free, and breakfast and lunch will be provided.

For elementary educators, session one will be conducted over the course of two days, August 4 and August 5, 2014. Session two will be on January 10, 2015.
For secondary educators, session one will be conducted over the course of two days, August 7 and August 8, 2014. Session two will be on January 24, 2015.

We are accepting applicants on a rolling basis until May 12, 2014Space is limited, so please apply early. To apply, please visit http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/861722/Teach-it-Forward-Application   (estimated time for completion: 10 to 20 minutes). Please do not hesitate to contact us at historyteachers@si.edu if you have any questions.

All educators are eligible to apply.

Start: January 10, 2015 8:00 am
End: January 10, 2015 5:00 pm
Venue: Smithsonian's National Museum of American History
Phone: 202-633-1000
Address:
14th St. and Constitution Ave. NW, Washington DC, 20001, United States
Cost: Free

October 17, 2014

MDCSS Annual Conference

Date: October 17, 2014
Venue: Universities at Shady Grove Conference Center
Phone: 301-738-6333
Address:
9630 Gudelsky Dr., Rockville, MD, 20850, United States
Cost: $50

September 9, 2014

Bicentennial Living American Flag

ATTENTION 4TH – 8TH GRADE MARYLAND PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SCHOOL TEACHERS!

You are invited to bring your class to join more than 6,700 students from every county and the heritage areas in the State of Maryland and the City of Baltimore to help create the Bicentennial Living American Flag at Fort McHenry.

What You Need to do to Join us on September 9th!

  1. Contact www.events@friendsoffortmchenry.org to download details and application. This must be completed by May 12th.
  2. Prepare your students so they have an overall understanding of the history of Fort McHenry and the Battle of Baltimore using the lesson plans and Star-Spangled resources posted on www.friendsoffortmchenry.org. Pre-plan with your school district today to participate – make arrangements for this field trip soon. You will be notified late May with a confirmation.
    1. Attend a Q&A/Logistics & Resources Workshop/Call-in Webinar on Saturday, June 7th (9:30AM-12:30PM) 1-866-228-9900 Passcode: 826334#. Additional webinar will be scheduled but you must apply by 5/12
Start: September 9, 2014 9:00 am
End: September 9, 2014 2:00 pm
Venue: Fort McHenry
Address:
2400 East Fort Avenue, Baltimore, MD, 21230, United States

September 6, 2014

Treaty of Paris Festival

The Annapolis Community Foundation’s Center for the Study of the Treaty of Paris Period (1783-87) is proud to announce the first Treaty of Paris Festival in the long history of Annapolis, where the Treaty of Paris was ratified. The festival’s theme is “Re-Discovering the Treaty of Paris Period.” The festival will take place on Saturday, September 6, 2014 and will feature a series of meals, lectures, films and walking tours highlighting the brief but “forgotten” era between the Revolution and the Constitution, when there was neither a war going on nor a convention tasked with writing a new document to govern by—a time when Congress was unicameral, it had its own presidents (before George Washington) and Annapolis served as the first peacetime capital.

The lectures, films and walking tours will focus on the signing of the Treaty of Paris as well as its ratification, George Washington’s resignation from the Army, the appointment of Thomas Jefferson to France, the meetings between Maryland and Virginia over the use of the Potomac River, Shays’ Rebellion and the 1786 Annapolis Convention that issued the call for a Constitutional Convention, including a re-enactment of the 1786 Annapolis Convention as the Grand Finale and a special activity for children. As an added treat, from 11:00am – 1:00am, participating restaurants will serve as Honorary Mann’s Taverns, offering food and drink specials in rotating 2-hour time slots.
If you, your friends, your children or your students ever wanted to re-discover the achievements of our nation’s pre-Constitutional form of government—the First American Republic—then this is the festival for you! Below is a general summary of the itinerary:
 
7:00am: Breakfast at the Treaty of Paris Restaurant.
8:00am: Morning Session at the Maryland Inn.
10:00am: Special Children’s Activity at The Clay Bakers.
11:00am: The Great Issues Forum and Luncheon at St. John’s College (a separate activity featuring the “America’s 14 Forgotten Presidents of Congress” collection of original, signed documents).
3:00pm: Afternoon Session at the Maryland State House.
6:30pm: Evening Session at St. John’s College.

For more detailed information, including the complete schedule of walking tours and Honorary Mann’s Tavern specials, and to reserve a space for breakfast at the Treaty of Paris Restaurant, please go to:  www.annapolisccs.org

Start: September 6, 2014 7:00 am
End: September 6, 2014 6:30 pm
Venue: Unnamed Venue
Address:
Annapolis, MD, United States

August 11, 2014 – August 15, 2014

NEH America’s Industrial Revolution at The Henry Ford

America’s Industrial Revolution at The Henry Ford is a recognized National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshop that will draw together K-12 educators and administrators from around the country to dialogue with leading scholars and museum curators, and learn about the impact of industrialization in America. Participants will explore the diverse ways that Americans experienced social change between 1760s and the 1920s through lecture/discussions and by visiting select sites in Greenfield Village and Henry Ford Museum, including Thomas Edison’s Menlo Park Laboratory, Hermitage Plantation Slave quarters, 1760s Daggett Farm, 1880s Firestone Farm, and a railroad roundhouse. In addition, participants can explore archival sources in the Benson Ford Research Center and dedicate time to collegial lesson plan development. The week’s activities will culminate with a visit to a related National Historic Landmark, the Ford Motor Company’s Rouge industrial complex.

Workshop dates are July 14-18 and August 11-15, 2014.The deadline for applications is March 4, 2014. Prospective applicants should visit www.thehenryford.org/neh for application instructions and complete workshop details.

Please note that each workshop is limited to 40 participants only. Participants will be selected through a competitive process and will receive a stipend of $1,200. Stipends are intended to help cover living expenses, books and travel.  Additionally, participants will have a chance to earn continuing education, undergraduate, and graduate credit.

Contact Paula Gangopadhyay  at paulag@thehenryford.org or direct specific application-related inquiries to Christopher Hemler, Manager of Education and Learning Programs, via email at ChristopherH@TheHenryFord.org or by phone at 313.982.6036.

Start: August 11, 2014 8:00 am
End: August 15, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: The Henry Ford
Address:
Dearborn, MI, United States