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How the Other Half Lived: Reexamining Indigenous Contributions to the U.S.

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
2:40pm to 3:10pm
Taking a second look at exchanges between Europeans, Americans, and the indigenous, educators will discuss a body politic that includes all those present at formative moments of civic life.

Natural Mystic: Bob Marley as Oral Historian

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
2:40pm to 3:40pm
Examine how the music of Bob Marley facilitates change and speaks to important moments in social justice history.

Why Didn't They Just Leave? Jewish Emigration from Nazi Germany

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Using resources from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, examine the challenges facing Jews fleeing Nazi Germany and explore connections to the plight of refugees today.

Were We Our Brothers' Keepers? Holocaust Collaboration and Complicity

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
8:00am to 9:00am
Using resources from the United States Holocaust Museum exhibition, Some Were Neighbors, explore the spectrum of motives and pressures during the Holocaust that influenced individuals' choices.

Bringing Timelines Back: It's What All the Cool Teachers Do

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
9:50am to 10:20am
Interactive! Engaging! Fun! Learn how to create and share timelines using HSTRY's free creation tool. Leave this session exploding with ideas for using timelines in your classroom.

Don't Neglect Your Neighbor: Teach Canada!

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
11:50am to 12:20pm
Though Canada and the U.S. are linked historically, economically, and geographically, our largest trading partner often receives little instructional focus. Experience hands-on lessons about shared borders, economics, population, and language.

Using iPads for History Instruction: NYCDOE New Immigrants 1880-1924 App

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
3:50pm to 4:50pm
NYCDOE partnered with cultural institutions to curate resources from their extensive collections. Intended for instruction, this collection provides teachers and students sources that foster a deep understanding of immigration.

Warmups, Bell Ringers, Hooks: Engage and Capture Student Attention

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Engage students with creative, high-interest warmups and hooks using a variety of strategies and higher-level thinking skills. Discover activities that help create a positive learning environment and strengthen curriculum connections.

Harvest of Empire: U.S. Foreign Policy's Impact on Latino Immigration

Sunday, December 4, 2016 -
8:00am to 10:00am
Join the director of the documentary Harvest of Empire to contextualize immigration issues and participate in a role-play from the curriculum guide to bring this critical topic into your classroom.

Inquiring Minds: Gathering and Evaluating Sources with the Smithsonian

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
The C3 Framework emphasizes helping students develop a capacity for gathering and evaluating sources and then using evidence in disciplinary ways. Learn how the Smithsonian Learning Lab can guide you.

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