Austin ISD Social Studies News
Vol. 22, March 2017
March is Women's History Month!
Each March, the National Constitution Center celebrates Women's History Month by highlighting special resources and activities that are perfect for the classroom!
- Discover the contributions of notable women throughout U.S. history with the Women of Power lesson plan.
- The March Civics in Literature lesson plan is perfect for younger students.
- Watch scholars Cary Franklin and Serena Mayeri discuss feminism and the Equal Rights Amendment with Jeffrey Rosen, President and CEO of the National Constitution Center.
- Read the story of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, and then quiz your students on women's suffrage!
- Download this mini-poster, spotlighting the Women's Suffrage Movement, originally featured in out 2014 Civic Calendar.
- The Girl Scouts of the USA were founded in March of 1912. Watch this 1918 short film about Scouting, starring Girl Scout founder Juliette Gordon Low.
- Visit the National Archives and Records Administration to view the an original copy of the 19th Amendment!
Humanities Texas Free Workshop
On March 23, 2017, Humanities Texas will hold a one-day teacher workshop in Houston focusing on civics and the American government. Faculty lectures will address Congress, the presidency, the federal judiciary, and the federal bureaucracy. Workshop faculty includes Terri Davis (Lamar University), George C. Edwards III (Texas A&M University), Sean Theriault (The University of Texas at Austin), and Chase Untermeyer (former U.S. ambassador to Qatar).
Teachers at all workshops will receive books and other instructional materials and be trained in the examination and interpretation of primary sources. Content at all of our spring workshops will be aligned with the TEKS.
For details on eligibility, substitute and travel reimbursements, and venues or to apply online, visit the Upcoming Institutes page on the Humanities Texas website.
Date: March 30, 2017
Time: 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Location: Blanton Museum of Art
Register now for this event at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/teacher-tonic-tickets
This event is FREE and open to all PK-12 teachers of all disciplines. This ticket allows you free admission, $4 parking, 1 free drink token, and is good for 3 C.P.E credits.
Space is limited – be sure to RSVP.
TAGE Geography of Africa Workshop
This workshop provides teachers with rich humanities content and appropriate instructional strategies for teaching about Africa. Sessions include an "Introduction to Africa" with Dr. Brian Cooper and "Africa: Challenges, Successes, and Prospects" with Nathaniel Dede-Bamfo. In the afternoon, teachers will engage in a hands-on activity "Highway Across Africa" with Linda Hammon. For more information, please visit http://geo.txstate.edu/tage and click on Professional Development.
Funded by a Humanities Texas grant.
The workshop is April 8 at Texas State University in San Marcos. Registration fee $10.
TAGE Geography Education Survey
The Texas Alliance for Geographic Education is conducting a research study that includes a survey of K-12 geography educators. The purpose of the study is to assess current conditions in geographic education and future needs of K-12 teachers teaching geography content in Texas schools. As a member of TAGE and the geography education community in Texas, we ask that you consider completing this survey. Participation is voluntary. The survey will take approximately 15 minutes or less to complete.
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact Dr. Ron Hagelman (email@example.com) or Maggie Hutchins (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Texas-Focus: ArcGIS Online U.S. School Competition 2017
The ArcGIS Online US School Competition 2017 is open to high school (gr.9-12) and middle school (gr.4-8) students in the U.S who can analyze, interpret, and present data via an ArcGIS Online presentation, web app, or story map.
Texas has chosen to keep the possible topics wide open, with no special theme, just focused inside the borders of Texas.
Deadline to submit maps is 6pm CST Monday, May 1st.
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