Thursday, September 14, 2006


Here are some upcoming events that you may find of interest:

To commemorate Constitution Day, National History Day, Inc. has teamed with the ABC-CLIO and The History Channel to bring teachers an in-depth web resource about the Constitution. The site provides five lesson plans that support a unit on the Constitutional Convention, and in particular, examine the complexity of the constitutional issues relating to slavery and the struggle the framers faced in grappling with it. In addition teachers will have free access to an ABC-CLIO reference library on the Constitution and free videos from the History Channel focused on the issues of slavery and the Constitution.

Available at:


National History Day, Inc. has also joined the Newsweek Education Program and Oxford University Press to bring teachers a variety of classroom activities as well as our favorite resources to teach about the Constitution.

Check them out at:

To learn more about National History Day in Washington, DC contact:
Missy McNatt
National Archives and Records Administration
Tel: (202) 357-5121
Here is information about a book reading later today:
Christina Asquith is a journalist who taught for a year (with no previous training) in inner-city Philadelphia. She wrote the book Emergency Teacher from that experience and I can say it is a moving story. She will speaking and taking questions about her experience Thursday night at Armand's Chicago Pizzeria at 226 Mass. Ave. NE. Free pizza will be provided. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. RSVPs should be emailed to

Thanks very much.

Julia A. Seymour
Accuracy In Academia writer
Phone: 202-364-3085 ext. 116

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