Thinkport Newsletter: Civil Rights, Online Courses, Primary Sources

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January 2018  (Edition 1) 

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Civil Rights

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Social Justice and Martin Luther King, Jr.
Examine King’s deep-seated commitment to nonviolence and how he contributed to the expansion of social justice in the U.S. Increase students' knowledge around this important time in history using media and primary source activities. The lesson culminates with a comparison to other non-violent leaders.

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School Integration and Civil Rights
Elevate students' research and analysis skills as they explore the integration of schools and colleges during the Civil Rights movement. Beginning with a series of 'Thinking Questions,' students learn about this time in history through the examination of primary source documents  from the Library of Congress.

Democracy Challenged
Deepen student understanding around the civil rights work of the American Indian Movement in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The interactive unit includes photographs, a memo, a video and primary source documents.

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Online Courses

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Winter Session: Enroll Today!
Reignite your passion for teaching this year with Thinkport’s online courses. Maryland educators can earn MSDE CPD or graduate credits from the comforts of home, or anywhere there is an internet connection. Courses begin January 17 so now is the time to save your virtual seat in class.

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Family Child Care Pre-Service Series
Fulfill that dream of running your own family child care program from home! MPT offers a series of online courses accessible via Thinkport, to help Maryland providers meet their licensing requirements.

Visit Thinkport for additional course offerings.

MPT Special Event

Film Screening at MPT
Tell Them We Are Rising

Friday, January 19, 2018
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Join us at Maryland Public Television for a moving film screening that explores the pivotal role historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have played over the course of 150 years in American history, culture, and identity.

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Visit Thinkport for PreK-12 educational media and activities