MJHS Media Center Newsletter

March 2019

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Atlanta Science Festival - Exploration Expo

Saturday, March 23, 2019, 11am-4pm at Piedmont Park

Atlanta’s biggest interactive science event is FREE and open to adults, families, and children of all ages and interests. Touch a human brain! Pet a python! Squeeze into a mock MRI scanner! Play robot soccer! Make your own gummy worms! Listen to your joints! Look up your own nasal passages! Excavate a fossil! Spin the Wheel of Bugs! Touch a jet engine! Make a pollen map of Atlanta!

With more than 100 hands-on, interactive science booths from local organizations, universities, and companies, we’ll be showing off Atlanta science at this year’s Exploration Expo. A map and list of exhibitors will be available in March.

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Explore Women's History with Primary Sources!

Explore all of the resources the National Women’s History Museum has created. There are lesson plans, biographies, posters, primary sources, and more. You can search by topic, theme, or resource type.

NEA Resources:

The theme for 2019 is “Visionary Women: Champions of Peace & Nonviolence.” Examine the changing cultural perceptions of women in society and honor their contributions in the following lessons and activities.

Downloadable Poster Sets for Women's History Month

STEM: Today’s young women and girls may be inspired by women of the past who broke barriers to achieve success in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields. These ten women represent medicine, physics, engineering, aviation, chemistry, and biology. Their stories demonstrate the challenges of attaining professional success in traditionally male-dominated fields as well as their work to improve the lives of all Americans.

African-American Women: As far back as the 19th century, African American women fought for rights. They resisted slavery and spoke out against racism. They established women’s clubs to improve conditions for African Americans. They worked in politics and journalism, organized black labor, and supported education. In the 20th century, they formed the backbone of the modern Civil Rights Movement. African American women were the critical mass, the grassroots leaders challenging America to embrace justice and equality for all.

Activists: Throughout American history, women have sought out ways to improve their communities and their nation. They identified social problems, demanded solutions, and fought for equality. These ten activist women spoke out for voting rights, marched for civil rights, and advanced the cause of labor. They proved that women’s voices broadcast important messages for freedom and equality.

New Books!

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TEDx Atlanta - Livestream Available on March 15!

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

2019 Schedule and Speakers

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Southern Spaces Journal - Educational Resources

Developed for teachers, students, and researchers, educational resources gather Southern Spaces publications into several important fields of knowledge. Featuring well-crafted articles, videos, reviews, interviews, and digital projects, these continuously updated collections of open access materials offer valuable resources for creating study guides and course syllabi, and for advancing research projects. To learn more about our educational resources and how you can incorporate them into your research, teaching, and learning, see our Southern Spaces blog post.