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2012

Read, Write, Think, and See for a Digital Age

Participants will learn and actively apply ten literacy strategies for educators to use in helping learners (teachers or students pre K-university) read, write, think, and see for a digital age.

Sustainability Education as Civic and Global Responsibility

The State Board of Education in Washington created a rule defining environmental and sustainability education and mandating its instruction in pubic school at all grade levels in all subject areas.

So What History? Strategies for Teaching Historical Significance

In today's world of quick information, how do students determine historical significance? This session presents strategies for helping students evaluate the significance of past events using inquiry skills.

Divided Memories: Teaching about Bias and Perspective in History Textbooks

Today's Googlable world needs citizens who can consume information critically and with sophistication. Use historical and current events to help your students consider diverse perspectives and recognize their own biases.

The Other Nuremberg: Teachers, Museums, and Engaging Students in History

Use local museum resources to create interesting lessons using primary sources that engage students. Participants will receive ready to use lesson plans focusing on the overlooked Pacific War Crimes Trials.

Mining Archives: School History as a Window to U.S. History

This session focuses on students' use of school archives to interpret key events of the twentieth century by doing the work of historians and experiencing its inherent vibrancy.

New Approaches to the Colonial Era in AP U.S. History

College and high school faculty members will discuss the research and teaching implications of the AP U.S. History course's increased emphasis on the pre-Columbian and colonial periods in U.S. history.

Exploring History and Promoting Literacy through Writing in the Classroom

Participants in this presentation will learn ways to get students engaged in the writing process, develop powerful essays, and explore themes in history through model texts and writer's workshop.

Teaching about the Civil Rights Movement with Smithsonian Resources

Explore Oh Freedom! (AfricanAmericanArt.si.edu), a new Smithsonian website that uses artwork to teach about the Civil Rights movement. Create and share lessons, use the interactive timeline, collect images, and more.

Westward Expansion: A New History

In 1800, North America was home to Native Americans, Europeans and Africans. How did these groups interact over the next 100 years? What voices are left out of the story?

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