Atomic West Atomic World

Greetings from the Pacific Northwest! Atomic West Atomic World is a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshop open to all interested K-12 school teachers and hosted by the Northeast Washington Educational Service District (NEWESD) 101 and Washington State University. The two, week-long workshops for Summer Scholars in July, 2014 will explore the Continue reading

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2014 STUDY CANADA Summer Institute for K-12 Educators: A Capital View of Canada: Nations within a Nation

Registration is now open to participate in “STUDY CANADA”, a 3 quarter credit/40 clock hour professional development course offered by Western Washington University that provides teachers with an excellent foundation for teaching about our northern neighbor. For the past 35 years, teachers, librarians, social studies supervisors and education faculty from across the U.S. have attended this renowned Continue reading

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The 400th Anniversary of the Baptism of Pocahontas

by Hank Bitten, retired history educator and administrator

Unit 1-7. Compare the point of view of two or more authors to understand the impact disease, war, and other conflicts had on Native American peoples during this time period.

Unit 1 -18. Use charts, symbols and primary sources to identify the themes of regionalism and national identity during this time period.

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James Madison Graduate Fellowships

The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation offers $24,000 James Madison Graduate Fellowships to individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level. Fellowship applicants compete only against other applicants from the states of their legal residence. Generally, one Fellowship per state is awarded each year.

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Reading Jefferson’s Mail


By Martha J. King

Associate Editor, Papers of Thomas Jefferson


What better place than Princeton as the site for this year’s NJCHE Annual History Conference focusing on the Presidencies of Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson! Whether you are attending the conference for the first or twenty-first time, you may not be aware of a treasure buried right here on campus relating to this y Continue reading

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Contest for High School Freshmen and Sophomores

Euro Challenge


The Euro Challenge competition is sponsored by the European Delegation to the United States and is one of the few national activities limited to students in the ninth and tenth grades. Teams of 3-5 students select a problem (inflation, unemployment, immigration, etc.) and propose a solution to one of Europe’s economic challenges. The study of the European Union and European MonetaryUnionofthe Continue reading

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New Jersey History teaching award available

The New Jersey Studies Academic Alliance will be presenting it’s annual award for teaching excellence in the area of New Jersey History. Teachers who include New Jersey History in their curriculum on any level, K-College, are eligible. A letter of application explaining what is taught, along with a sample lesson plan, should be sent either electronically to or USPS to Alan Continue reading
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National History Day


NHD’s Albert H. Small Normandy: Sacrifice for Freedom Institute was featured in the October 2013 issue of Social Education (see the article here). This is just one example of how NHD is much more than a contest – it uses history education to impact the lives of students, teachers, and their communities.

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Princeton Conference: Cogliano, Onuf, Feller, Watson Headline

Frank Cogliano

Frank Cogliano is Professor of American History at the University of Edinburgh. His research focuses on the American Revolution. He is the author ofRevolutionary America, 1763-1815: A Political History (2000, 2nd ed, 2009) and Thomas Jefferson: Reputation and Legacy (2006). He is the editor of The Atlantic Enlightenment (2008) with Susan Manning and the Blackwell Companion to ThomasJefferson(2012).Hisnextbook,EmperorofLiberty: Continue reading
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New Publication Looks at NJ Governors

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