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Events in April, 2010

Monday, April 19th, 10-11am CST: Homestead National Monument, Beatrice, NE

Tuesday, April 20th, 9-11am CST: Brown vs. Board of Board of Education, Topeka, KS

Wednesday, April 21, 10-11am CST: Knife River Indian Villages, Stanton, ND

Thursday, April 22, 1-2pm CST: Minuteman Missile, Wall, SD

Use the links on the sidebar to see or add more information. Teachers, you will need an account to add information. Information about getting accounts is also on the sidebar.

National Park Service Panel

December 1, 2009 3:30-4:30 PM Central

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Archived mpeg video is here. This video can be downloaded and played.

Interactive Distance Learning and Streaming Media Events

Through advanced State, Regional and National networks, worldwide, teachers can now bring experiences and expertise, as never before, directly into the classroom in real time. You can connect students to other classes around the world so that they can read to each other, learn native languages together, or collaborate on distributed group projects using rich digital collections or highly specialized equipment over the network.

The GPN K12 Initiative has been attempting to enhance the learning experience using Internet2 and to better engage learners around the region and around the world.

Interactive Web Content

Just as WIKIPEDIA is a community project that is based on contributions from users, this site is designed to enhance the multimedia learning experience by providing a place for students to GO BEYOND any one presentation or reading and contribute to the collective knowledge about these learning events.The idea is to "encourage kids to use media and technology and not let it use them."
(from Human Futures for Technology and Education By Michael Wesch)
To learn more about why this type of interactive web site is useful, please check out

Previous Events:

Brown v Topeka Board of Education - February 24, 2009, 9 to 11 AM Central

Photo from Birmingham Civil Rights Institute In December, 1952, the U.S. Supreme Court had on its docket cases from Kansas, Delaware, the District of Columbia, South Carolina, and Virginia, all of which challenged the constitutionality of racial segregation in public schools. The U.S. Supreme Court had consolidated these five cases under one name, Oliver Brown et al. v. the Board of Education of Topeka. One of the justices later explained that the U.S. Supreme Court felt it was better to have representative cases from different parts of the country. They decided to put Brown first “so that the whole question would not smack of being a purely Southern one.”

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