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Questioning as Literacy: A Critical Role for the Social Studies

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
9:15am to 10:15am
The social studies should take the lead in teaching the critical inquiry-related skill of questioning. Explore the EFG questioning framework and how to introduce, practice, and utilize student questioning in the classroom.

The Hero's Journey in the Lewis and Clark Expedition

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
3:50pm to 4:50pm
Connect the Lewis and Clark expedition to the hero's journey and engage students. Use Google Tours to create a culminating project. The Monticello website and Barringer Fellowship will be discussed.

AntiquityNOW Presents a Community Cultural Heritage Campaign

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
AntiquityNOW demonstrates how ancient times influence our lives today. Explore a heritage curriculum, including a dig box, 3D printing, Minecraft and a public awareness campaign for communities.

Leveraging the C3 Framework for Inquiry-Based Field Trip Investigations

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
3:45pm to 4:45pm
Learn how to ignite your students' curiosity through authentic, inquiry-based field trip investigations, map the cultural assets available in your community, and plan your own focused field trip.

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.

Create, Explore, Connect: Teaching Digital Stories on Immigration

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
9:20am to 9:50am
Learn how to easily launch a student-centered digital story project on immigration and explore how immigration narratives facilitate critical thinking and engagement while building community with students and families.

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.

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.


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