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What's Your Story? Discovering Your Local History through Primary Sources

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
3:45pm to 4:45pm
Local history is more compelling for students than textbook history. Get students fired up about their own history by using local primary sources. Let us show you how.

Sunken and Seized Ships: What Warrants War?

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
8:45am to 9:45am
From the shores of Tripoli to Iranian waters, U.S. Naval forces long have engaged with foreign powers. Learn how students explored such situations to deliberate about what warrants war.

Integrate Science, Social Studies, and Literature to Fascinate and Empower

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
3:50pm to 4:50pm
Award-winning literature helps integrate social studies, science and common core! Joy Hakim tells the Story of US and the Story of Science, too, for practical ideas to fascinate and empower learners.

Foot Soldiers of Freedom: The Story of the Norfolk 17

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
2:40pm to 3:40pm
Seventeen black junior and senior high school students broke down the walls of desegregation in Virginia in 1959. Skype with Louis Cousins, one of the Norfolk 17's bravest foot soldiers.

Calling All Delegates: Using UN Simulations in Middle School Classrooms

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
11:15am to 11:45am
Learn how DC Public Schools are bringing United Nations simulations to every middle school classroom. Students become the delegates as they tackle global issues together.

Calculating the Cult of Personality during the Cultural Revolution

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
10:30am to 11:30am
Solve, analyze, and discuss word problems from Cultural Revolution era textbooks in this engaging interdisciplinary lesson. No calculators necessary!

Anne Frank, Free2Choose, and Memory Walk

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
3:50pm to 4:50pm
Free2Choose-Create and Memory Walk: Tools to teach about multiperspectivity, through commemoration and human rights.

Spy School 101: Incorporating Espionage Skills in Your Classroom

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
8:45am to 9:45am
Observation, analysis, team building and critical thinking are skills used by both spies and students. Learn how to utilize the International Spy Museum's unique resources in your classroom.

Taking Informed Action through Project-Based Learning

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
3:50pm to 4:50pm
Students created documentaries of over 70 veterans of World War II and modern conflicts. These students took informed action to preserve their stories and share them with the community.

Our Evolving Classrooms: Involving Students with Autism in Social Studies

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
2:40pm to 3:40pm
Lacking confidence/skills necessary to meet the needs of your students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)? Learn information/evidence-based strategies to assist students in reaching their full potential in social studies classes. This session is designed for all grades.

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