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Holocaust survivor’s story published by Tanglewood

Surviving the Angel of Death: The True Story of a Mengele Twin in Auschwitz is the story of Eva Mozes Kor, who was a 10-year-old from Hungary when she and her family were sent by cattle car to Auschwitz. There, Eva and her twin sister, Miriam, were put into the care of Dr. Josef Mengele […]

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Drew Seminar Cancelled

The After-School Seminar which had been scheduled for March 16 at Drew University has been cancelled. If you have any questions please contact: Dr. Gregory Matlosz, greg.matlosz@wmtps.org

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Demon Times: Temperance, Immigration, and Progressivism in an American City

Come learn about America’s Demon Times! This one-week workshop, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, will consider Temperance, immigration, and the Progressive movement in American history and culture. Teachers will experience landmarks of the temperance movement and the immigrant experience in late 19th and early 20th century America by exploring Columbus and nearby […]

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Rutgers Master Teacher Institute in Holocaust Education

Registration is now open for free professional development courses in Holocaust education at Rutgers University. Rutgers scholars and other experts will address Antisemitism: History and Myth over the course of five Wednesday afternoon sessions (Feb 17, March 2, 30, May 4, 18). An intensive summer mini-course covers the history of the Holocaust (June 27-July 1, […]

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A Summer Institute for Current and Future K-12 Teachers

The Chicago Metro History Education Center, University of Illinois at Chicago, and Loyola University Chicago invite K-12 teachers to apply for “Rethinking the Gilded Age and Progressivisms: Race, Capitalism, and Democracy, 1877 to 1920.” Participants in this National Endowment for the Humanities-sponsored program will spend four weeks in Chicago, a center of Progressive Era reform, […]

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Princeton Conference Information

The NJCHE is pleased to announce the Twenty-third Annual History Conference at Princeton University on Friday, December 4, 2015.  This year the conference will focus on Tyranny and Freedom, presenting views from the United States and the former Soviet Union, and will feature several eminent historians, including Eric Foner, Annette Gordon-Reed, and Stephen Kotkin. For […]

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Start a History Club in Your School

The NHC inspires students and teachers to start History Club chapters at middle and high schools. Members of local History Club chapters create their own local projects and activities of interest to their student membership. The NHC provides chapters with resources and services that help them increase the activity and impact of their History Club. […]

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Survey of Social Studies Teachers

Kristy Brugar, of the University of Oklahoma, is collecting data about social studies teachers and their use of visual materials. If you would like to participate in this valuable research, you need only complete a short survey. You can access the online consent form and survey by clicking on the following link: https://qtrial2014az1.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_bvhItoA8mFifkc5 If you have any questions, please […]

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NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshop at Ramapo College of NJ

Ramapo College of New Jersey is proud to offer the following Professional Development opportunity from the National Endowment of the Humanities, specially designed for K-12 Educators, and we would like to invite you to learn more about our program! The Hudson River in the 19th-Century is a “Landmarks of American History and Culture” workshop, funded […]

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The New Jersey Initiative

By Hank Bitten and Peter Porter (May 2015 – with permission from AHA) New Jersey has reached a turning point in its approach to history instruction. The Standards and Model Curriculum recently adopted supports content standards by addressing the problem of passive lessons and giving school districts, especially high school teachers, the autonomy to develop […]

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