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Student video lesson contest! Cash prizes!

Please share with high school students:

We just announced our February student video lesson contest with tons of prizes.

$150 cash prize to the top video

T-shirts to the top 10.

Plus prizes for "Highest Production Value," "Most Creative," and "Funniest."


Come on over to OpenSourceHigh.com and join our peer-to-peer teaching revolution!


Jim Flannery

Founder, Open Source High


Graffiti Houses: The Civil War from the Perspective of Individual Soldiers, an NEH Landmarks in American History and Culture workshop

Graffiti Houses: The Civil War from the Perspective of Individual Soldiers

This summer, explore the Civil War through the lives of soldiers who left their mark in Northern Virginia landmarks now known as “Civil War Graffiti Houses.” Learn how to use the history of ordinary individuals to personalize the history of the Civil War and make it powerful to students. During the week, you will:

NEH Summer Institute, "Religious Worlds of New York" - Generous Stipend for PD on American Religious Diversity

Public, private, and parochial school teachers are invited to apply for the July 2016 Religious Worlds of New York summer institute – a three week program (with a generous stipend) that will help them teach more effectively about American religious diversity.