The student contests for the 2017 MLK Holiday Celebration of Macomb County are now open. Please see specific contest rules for your grade level and contact Sean McBrady (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
The DBQ project is very excited to announce we will be hosting an invitational professional development workshop at Cranbrook this June: Democratizing the DBQ: Helping ALL students to Read, Think and Write in History & Civics
For over a decade, The DBQ Project has promoted rigorous reading and writing instruction for all students, not just those in advanced classes. This workshop will be interactive and participants will receive a sample unit from The DBQ Project materials. Teachers of 4-12th are encouraged to attend.
Saturday, June 18th, 2016
Cranbrook Kingswood Middle School for Girls
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
WORKSHOP FEE : $75.00 (Lunch Included)
• Credit Card
• Purchase Order
(mark box pay by check and contact Suzanne Roth email@example.com 847-475-4007)
If you cannot attend and would like more information about The DBQ Project contact Suzanne Roth (firstname.lastname@example.org ).
To learn more about The DBQ project go to www.dbqproject.com
This fall the Michigan Geographic Alliance will receive a Giant State Map (16’ x 20’) with a tool kit of activities from National Geographic. MGA is offering to ‘loan’ the map to ISDs. If Macomb teachers are interested in hosting the map, contact me at email@example.com. MGA is excited to debut the map at GeoFest (October 1, 2016) and the map will be available to reserve after that date.
MGA would provide the map, materials, a media kit, activity guide, and a Teacher Consultant to facilitate student activities. Cost of the map is $150/day.
An ISD (or school) would provide space for the map for 1-2 days and would schedule classrooms to visit the map.
The map could also be used for a parent night, or in conjunction with MGA’s Family Geography Night kit (see attached PowerPoint description). Rental of this FGN kit covers shipping costs of $75.
If you have questions or ideas:
Michigan Geographic Alliance
Are you looking for a way to challenge your students to be creative and innovative?
The IWitness Video Challenge is the perfect way to inspire your students to do just that.
The challenge, which will award $10,000 in prizes overall, invites students from all over North America to be inspired by the voices in IWitness, to use their innovation to create positive value in their communities, and to submit short videos explaining the inspiration behind their extraordinary actions and impact.
Students will be instructed on how to use the video editor built into IWitness to construct, edit, and submit their one- to four-minute video projects. No prior video editing knowledge is needed to participate.
Visit http://iwitness.usc.edu/SFI/IWitnessChallenge/ for more info. Deadline May 13, 2016.
First Prize = $5,000 Scholarship
Second Prize = $1,000 Scholarship
Third Prize = $500 Scholarship
FOR FIRST PRIZE WINNER'S TEACHER:
FOR FIRST PRIZE WINNER'S SCHOOL:
Please join EconEdLink (Council for Economic Education) on April 13th at 4 p.m. ET for a free teacher webinar all about Teaching Economics Using Children's Literature (grades K-5).
Children are never too young to start learning basic economic concepts such as scarcity, saving, and spending. Discover how popular children's books such as Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday, One Hen, Colonial Voices Hear Them Speak, and more can give your classroom an instant economic boost! Plus, you'll be introducing new vocabulary and concepts while developing reading comprehension, listening and speaking skills.
There’s still time for students to apply for the ACLU Summer Advocacy Institute. Applicants should sign up soon to secure one of the last spots!
The ACLU Summer Advocacy Institute is a 7-day program full of firsthand learning for the next generation of social justice advocates. The institute is open to high school students entering their junior and senior years and will be held at Georgetown University from June 19-25. If you know anyone who fits the bill, please encourage them to apply!
Create a society and market economy in your own classroom! Students will earn income in classroom currency they have designed, conduct market surveys, create goods and services…even learn how to price and sell them during class Market Days!
For Teachers Grades 3-8
Tuesday - Thursday
June 29 – 30 and July 1, 2015
9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
U of M Dearborn
Cost: $50.00 Per person
SCECH Hours Pending
Social Studies Consultant
Presented by Wayne RESA, The Center for Economic Education at the University of Michigan Dearborn, and State Farm
The Holocaust Educators Network of Michigan: An Interdisciplinary Inquiry on Teaching the Holocaust (Farmington Hills)
What: Participants will deepen their own content knowledge of The Holocaust, while also working to create and explore teaching strategies that can help deliver the difficult material and lessons of Holocaust education with long-lasting impact on students. The program will include testimony from Holocaust survivors, and lectures by content specialists, on a comprehensive range of topics, from Nazi propaganda to working with primary documents, the pedagogy of genocide, Anti-Semitism, and social justice, plus the role of media and creative writing in presenting historical fact, context, and relevance.
All participants will become members of the statewide network of Holocaust educators for ongoing collaboration and sharing of teaching and learning resources and strategies.
When: July 16-18, 2015
Where: Holocaust Memorial Center in Farmington Hills, with lodging provided at the nearby Hotel Farmington Hills. (If needed)
$100 cost per participant includes lodging, breakfast, lunches, and SCECHs.
For more information and to apply: Go to:
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 67th year of Michigan Youth in Government! Conference dates for Middle School are November 23-25, 2014. There are two choices for High School conferences, March 18-22, 2015 or April 15-19, 2015. Conferences take place in Lansing, MI, in the State Capitol Building. Contact the program by email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in more information and would like to receive an information packet.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Mount Clemens High School
155 Cass Avenue, Mount Clemens, MI 48043
Youth Voices: Changing Public Policy, a candidate forum hosted by Teens Talking Truth (T3), a youth advocacy group from CARE of Southeastern Michigan, and Michigan’s Children- a statewide advocacy organization focused solely on public policy in the best interest of children from cradle to career and their families.
Participating candidates will take questions from Middle and High School aged youth in a standard candidate forum with all candidates given equal time to address the audience and respond to questions. This event will be covered by Michigan Public Radio, as well as by other media outlets. While the event is led by active youth, the audience will consist of people of all voting ages.
Youth Voices: Changing Public Policy is an opportunity for candidates to lay out their plans for addressing the most critical issues facing youth, and talk about how if elected, they will be working towards better outcomes in our communities. According to Michigan’s Children, “we are working to make sure that candidates around the state hear about issues of concern for children, youth and families.”