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Do the Right Thing: Reading Global Literature on Social Justice

Promote civic participation and global awareness in students by exploring engaging stories about young international activists seeking social justice. Leave with interactive lessons, classroom-ready activities, and content for middle school.

Collaboration: College Students and 7th Graders Broadcast 1920s News

Exercising distributed cognition and expertise, this presentation shares a 1920s unit that involved 7th-grade social studies students mentored by undergraduates in an educational psychology class, using an indirect digital internship.

Celebrating the National Park Service Centennial via Common Core Text Sets

Discover how a model geography Common Core ELA text set celebrating the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service employs both geography-based visual representations and traditional texts.

Building Strong Bridges: Tips for Successful Action Civics Projects

Action Civics requires that students engage in democratic action via technology and social networking. Discover strategies that incorporate new technologies and tips for ensuring successful student projects.

A Closer Look: Utilizing Visuals to Engage Middle School Learners

Explore using a variety of visuals to engage middle school students in history and civics. This fun, interactive session will provide strategies on how to incorporate visuals without sacrificing content.

A Classroom Renaissance: Integrating Fine Arts and Social Studies

The arts reflect and influence historical events and interpretation. This session demonstrates project-based approaches incorporating music and visual arts, providing deeper understanding of historical eras and societal change.

#ClassroomVR: Leveraging Virtual Reality in the Social Studies Classroom

Using virtual reality allows students to experience the world in a whole new way. Learn how to use, and build, a VR tour for your classroom.

When 2nd Meets 7th: A Collaborative Approach to Immigration

Discover how a cross-grade partnership can motivate and engage students. Walk away with examples and templates to create your own partnership unit.

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

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?

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.

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