Big Idea #1 - The Informed Citizen

Humanities Montana has a new series about journalism’s role in a democratic society- The Informed Citizen. The series covers a range of topics regarding journalism in our society, from freedom of speech to public trust. Visit Humanities Montana’s website to view the series and the speakers.

Big Idea #2 - Teacher-in-Residence Program at the National Museum of the American Indian

The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian is looking for teachers to be part of their Teacher-in-Residence program this summer. Teachers in the paid eight-week program will help develop and test educational materials that inspire and promote improvement in teaching and learning about American Indians. The deadline to apply is March 30, 2018. Visit the museum's website for the application and more information.

Big Idea #3 - Montana History in 9 Easy Lessons

The Montana Historical Society is starting a two-month exploration of Montana history beginning April 4, 2018. Each session is one hour and topics range from pre-contact Montana to the modern day. OPI renewal units will be available. Contact Kirby Lambert at the Historical Society for more information.

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