Nominations Now Open for Maine History Teacher of the Year

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is seeking nominations for the Maine History Teacher of the Year. State History Teachers of the Year receive $1,000, an archive of materials for their school’s library, and an invitation to attend a 2019 Gilder Lehrman Teacher Seminar. The deadline for 2018 nominations is March 31, 2018. Check … Continue reading Nominations Now Open for Maine History Teacher of the Year

Winter holidays in the classroom

The following information has been put together with the support of the Council of State Social Studies Specialists (CS4) to help educators who are planning to include seasonal holiday activities in their classrooms and at their schools. Before planning, think about the following questions compiled from teachhub.com, educateiowa.gov, the First Amendment Center, and Teaching Tolerance: Is … Continue reading Winter holidays in the classroom

U.S. Senate Youth Program Application Deadline is Oct. 6

U.S. Senate Youth Program Application Deadline is Oct. 6 The United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP), established in 1962, is a unique educational experience for outstanding high school students. Each year, two student leaders from each state, the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense Education Activity spend a week in Washington, D.C., experiencing their national … Continue reading U.S. Senate Youth Program Application Deadline is Oct. 6

Educational programing on Constitution Day

On September 17, the nation celebrates Constitution Day. Per Constitution and Citizenship Day legislation passed by the United States Congress in 2005, "Each educational institution that receives Federal funds for a fiscal year shall hold an educational program on the United States Constitution on September 17 of such year for the students served by the … Continue reading Educational programing on Constitution Day

Secretary of State hosting ‘Voter Reg Rumble’ competition to encourage youth registration

This general election season, Maine’s Secretary of State is hosting a voter registration competition encouraging students to get involved in the electoral process. The 2016 Voter Reg Rumble will consist of two competitions, one for colleges and universities, and one for high schools. Throughout the state, schools will face off to see which school can get the … Continue reading Secretary of State hosting ‘Voter Reg Rumble’ competition to encourage youth registration

U.S. Senate Youth Program Application Deadline is Oct. 17

The United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP), established in 1962, is a unique educational experience for outstanding high school students. Each year, two student leaders from each state, the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense Education Activity spend a week in Washington, D.C., experiencing their national government in action. Student delegates hear major policy … Continue reading U.S. Senate Youth Program Application Deadline is Oct. 17

Election resources available on Maine Department of Education website

The Maine Department of Education has a webpage devoted to resources that may be helpful in teaching about the Presidential election and the election process. Among the materials on the webpage are links to the National Student/Parent Mock Election, C-SPAN Classroom, and the U.S. Presidential Election Results Atlas. To find these resources, and more, click … Continue reading Election resources available on Maine Department of Education website