Thinkport Newsletter: Veterans Day, Social Studies, & MPT Events

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November 2017 (Edition 1)


Maryland Teacher of the Year Gala
Airing on MPT2
Thursday, November 9, 8:00 pm

Tune into MPT to see some of Maryland’s finest teachers receive recognition for their hard work! The Maryland Teacher of the Year awards program honors exemplary elementary, middle, and high school teachers from across the state who demonstrate excellence and leadership in their schools and communities. The program is hosted by MPT’s Yolanda Vazquez and WJZ-TV’s Denise Koch.

> Access MPT Schedule


Lincoln speech

This Day in History: November 6, 1860

Abraham Lincoln was elected the 16th U.S. President, and the first Republican to win the presidency. He received 180 of 303 possible electoral votes and 40 percent of the popular vote. Teach your students more about Lincoln using MPT’s online inquiry kit that focuses on four of the president’s key speeches.

> Access Inquiry Kit

Veterans Day Teaching and Learning Activities

Exploring VWS

Exploring Vietnam War Stories

Explore the Vietnam War in your classroom through the lens of Maryland Veterans who experienced it first-hand. MPT's collection of educational modules help students learn about significant events surrounding the war, from the Gulf of Tonkin incident to the Fall of Saigon. Conveying the compelling accounts of local soldiers, the activities include video clips and footage from MPT's documentary film "Maryland Vietnam War Stories." 

> Access Special Collection


Public Opinion: America and the War in Vietnam

Public opinion surrounding the war affected the government and individual soldiers. Increase student understanding about this period in history with MPT’s online inquiry kit. Learners will analyze primary source documents from the Library of Congress, including personal stories, photographs, and videos, to increase subject knowledge and deepen research skills.

> Access Inquiry Kit

The United States in a Time of Conflict

What was life like for Americans during the Great Depression and World War II? Use MPT’s online inquiry kits to teach students about this unit and significant time in history. Through the examination of primary source documents from the Library of Congress, students explore everything from Pearl Harbor and the Japanese internment camps, to the golden age of radio.

> Access Inquiry Kits 

Inquiry US conflict

Events and Activities

MD Stem

Maryland STEM Festival
MPT Station Tour
Wednesday, November 8 | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Homeschool students in grades 4th - 8th are invited to attend a special STEM-focused station tour at MPT as part of the 2017 Maryland STEM Festival. STEM plays an enormous role in the day-to-day life of a television station. Come see first hand what MPT does! 

* There are limited spaces, save your spot today!

Friday Freeview Screening at MPT
Anne of Green Gables-The Good Stars

Join us at MPT for a free film screening event on Friday, November 17th at 7:00 pm.  

> Learn More and Register

Anne of GG

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