Register and find more information at mcssmi.org/
The state social studies conference sponsored by the Michigan Council for the Social Studies will be held Friday, March 23 - Saturday, March 24 at the Macomb ISD. We have some amazing speakers to feature (Joel Breakstone, Director of the Stanford History Education Group, Dr. Karen Thomas-Brown, Geograhpy Professor at UM-Dearborn, Mike Thompson, Editorial Cartoonist at the Detroit Free Press, and Reverend Richard Gleason, Civil Rights Activist) and outstanding presentations and exhibitors.
Register and find more information at mcssmi.org/
PD at the Macomb ISD: Econ week is coming in October! Register for PD at your level here: www.misd.net/events/courses_socialstudies.html
The Michigan Council on Economic Education and Michigan Schools & Government Credit Union are excited to welcome Jacob Clifford to Michigan September 29-30, 2017. Attending this FREE professional development will TRANSFORM you as a teacher. Learn how to bring economics to life for your students. Designed for economics teachers at all levels, this workshop includes over a dozen hands-on simulations and activities covering topics like supply and demand, markets, maximizing profit, macroeconomics, foreign exchange, and international trade. Participants will receive Mr. Clifford's new economics teacher resources ($100 value) and SCECH. Meals will be provided Friday evening, Saturday morning, and Saturday for lunch. Sign up for a "quick and dirty" session on Friday evening or an extended 6 hour Cliffordpalooza on Saturday. Only 30 spots available each day, register now! Register here: https://michiganecon.org/clifford/
Grades 1-6: Check out this great free resource for teaching economics! www.smartpath.online/
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 (email@example.com) 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
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(mark box pay by check and contact Suzanne Roth firstname.lastname@example.org 847-475-4007)
If you cannot attend and would like more information about The DBQ Project contact Suzanne Roth (email@example.com ).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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: