March 2012 Issue
February 21, 2012

FREE POSTER: Celebrating Women's History Month

Source: NYSUT United

Women's History Month poster — Order now!

NYSUT celebrates Women's History Month — March — with a free poster celebrating Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm, an educator, author and American politician who represented New York's 12th Congressional District from 1969 to 1983. In 1972, Chisholm became the first woman to run for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Workshop on human rights

Fundamental Freedoms: Eleanor Roosevelt and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is the topic for a daylong workshop March 1 hosted by Facing History and Ourselves and The Eleanor Roosevelt Center at Val-Kill.

Facing History and Ourselves is an international educational and professional development organization whose mission is to engage students of diverse backgrounds in an examination of racism, prejudice, and anti-semitism in order to promote the development of a more humane and informed citizenry. Eleanor Roosevelt, and her role in the development of the UDHR, is the topic of the organization's latest resource book.

For more information, and to register for the free workshop, visit Space is limited; registration does not guarantee a space in this workshop.

Teach your children well

The Foundation for a Better Life offers a series of posters, downloadable billboards and DVDs. The non-profit organization promotes positive values, from achievement to charity, and compassion to sportsmanship. For more information, visit

ELL spotlight

Joining the growing number of online resources for teachers of English language learners is The website includes links to other sites that feature free educational games, databases, lessons, WebQuests and resources. ELL Teacher Pros also features a monthly newsletter and blog.

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