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Online course offerings

4/1/2019

Jewish Partisan Foundation launches e-courses
Nine online courses now are being offered by the Jewish Partisan Foundation. Each course comes with printable lesson plans and a detailed study guide.
 
Upcoming National Archives webinars
Check out the listing of webinars being offered throughout the fall by the National Archives. Topics include Women’s Voices in the Records of Congress, Native American Stories About the Lewis and Clark Expedition and more.
 
Center for Civic Education provides free online course for teachers on the American Constitution
We the People Open Course on Learn.civiced.org is a free course for educators to learn more about the fundamental values and principles of American constitutional democracy. The course is self-paced and follows the content of the Center for Civic Education's nationally renowned We the People: The Citizen & the Constitution text. In each of the course's six units, a noted scholar explains topics related to the U.S. Constitution. Participants explore topics ranging from the philosophical foundations of the Constitution to its modern interpretation and the application of its ideals. Participants can take the entire course or just select the sections that interest them. It is indexed with key concepts necessary for understanding the American political system.
 
National Geographic Society offers online courses for teachers
Because teachers are challenged to teach about the world in innovative and interdisciplinary ways, the National Geographic Society offers professional learning opportunities for educators, including online courses. Participants will collaborate with inspiring educators as they generate activities centered around real-world issues and implement them with their students. Teachers also will apply the National Geographic Learning Framework, a standards-aligned tool designed to foster an explorer’s mindset. During the course, teachers will contribute to discussions, write reflections and develop a multimedia capstone project.
 
Teaching American History webinars
The TeachingAmericanHistory.org Saturday Webinars focus on the “Great American Debates.”

  • MLK vs. Malcolm X – April 6
  • The Great Society vs. Modern Conservatism – May 11
The Documents in Detail Webinars offer a close read and in-depth discussion of a single document in each episode.
  • 1944 State of the Union Address, Franklin D. Roosevelt – April 24
  • “Great Society” Speech, Lyndon Johnson – May 15