The State YMCA Michigan Youth in Government program provides the perfect hands-on civics engagement experience that will bring government to life for your students. MYIG participation supports Social Studies Proficiencies, Core Democratic Values, and Constitutional Principles. Teachers may earn SCECHs through participation. For more information go to www.myig.org, or call the MYIG State Office at 517-639-4480. Now is the time to form a delegation and be part of the 66th year of Michigan Youth in Government! Conference dates for Middle School are November 24-26, 2013. There are two choices for high School conferences, February 26-March 2, 2014 or March 19-23, 2014. Conferences take place in Lansing, MI in the State Capitol Building. Contact the program by email at email@example.com if you are interested in more information.
Disney Educational Productions is giving away copies of the movie Lincoln with supporting materials to schools across the nation.
Teachers can obtain a copy of the Lincoln DVD and supporting educational materials by calling Nancy Reichett at 1-800-295-5010 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The only stipulations on the giveaway are: one free title per building and the school should have an 8th grade or higher in the building due to the content/rating of the program.
Wayne State University Center for Peace and Conflict -- Global Teacher Forum: Unique Approaches to Teaching History, Geography and Conflict Resolution Around the World
5:00 – 8:30 PM
200 W. Big Beaver
Troy, MI 48084
Learn unique approaches to teaching about Current Events, International Conflict Resolution, History and the various geographical regions. This seminar will allow you to strengthen your understanding of world regions, their histories and cultures.
Please register by calling (313) 5778270 or email@example.com
Checks should be made to Wayne State University Center for Peace and Conflict Studies Attn: Dellashon Di Cresce 656 W. Kirby, Detroit, MI 48202
If other forms of payments are required, please call to arrange.
October 30 $25 p/p 3 SCECH
Pakistan, India and Afghanistan have been referred to as the Deadly Triangle. India and Pakistan have been fighting for over 60 years. Both countries are nuclear states, adding a further dimension to already complex relations and antagonism. ￼Beyond Al‐qaeda and the Taliban, Afghanistan is seen as the latest arena of conflict between India and Pakistan to assert a regional sphere of influence, bringing either greater stability or greater turmoil to the area.
November 20 $25 p/p 3 SCECH
Israel and Palestine have engaged in violent clashes as well as numerous peace plans and negotiations for nearly 50 years. While both sides pledge their desire for a peaceful settlement to the conflict, even an agreement to meet for dialogue is often elusive. Demographic, political and ideological realities on both sides would appear urgent enough to bring adversaries together, yet in fact, the impasse continues. Third party involvement, whether by the US itself or through the so‐called Quartet (US, UN, EU, Russia) is seen as a possible catalyst for talks by some and an impediment by others.
December 4 $25 p/p 3 SCECH
The 1979 Islamic Iranian Revolution drastically altered the relationship between Iran and western countries. Recent efforts to restart diplomatic interaction between the US and Iran signal a paradigm shift from the rhetoric of conflict and confrontation that has dominated the past 34 years. A major regional player, a key oil producer and a country with an emerging nuclear program that has ambiguity as to its civilian or military objective, Iran remains a critical, yet controversial country to understand within the field of international relations and geopolitics today.
When: Friday, October 18 - Saturday, October 19, 2013
Where: Ramada Lansing Hotel and Conference Center
7501 West Saginaw Highway
Lansing, MI 48917
Join educators from around the Great Lakes region to network, deepen social studies content knowledge, explore teaching techniques, and integrate technology. In addition to the session and speakers listed below, MCSS will have sessions on the new C3 Framework, using and modifying the MC3 materials for your students, how to improve students' content literacy skills, and reaching low level readers in the social studies classroom.
More information and online registration are at http://www.mcssmi.org/.
MICHIGAN SOCIAL STUDIES OLYMPIAD XXVIII
Saturday May 3, 2014
Adlai E. Stevenson High School, Sterling Heights, MI
For more information, visit the MCSS website at www.mcssmi.org. The Olympiad Handbook with event and registration information will be posted soon!
DAY OF OLYMPIAD
Opening Ceremonies 10:00 a.m.
Events: 10:30 a.m. to approximately 1:00 p.m.
Parents and Guests are Welcome
DIVISIONS: Elementary (4-5) Intermediate (6-8) High School (9-12)
INFORMATION: For any additional information, please contact Sean McBrady at firstname.lastname@example.org or (586) 228-3465.