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Questioning as Literacy: A Critical Role for the Social Studies

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.

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

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.
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The Hero's Journey in the Lewis and Clark Expedition

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.

Skateboarding, Potholes, and Gun Violence: Students Advocate to Community Stakeholders

From brainstorming to student presentations at city hall, learn how to develop a process-oriented project that engages students in advocacy for change in their local community.

Natural Mystic: Bob Marley as Oral Historian

Examine how the music of Bob Marley facilitates change and speaks to important moments in social justice history.

Leveraging the C3 Framework for Inquiry-Based Field Trip Investigations

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.

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.

How Exemplary Teachers Engage their Students in Inquiry Learning

Learn about three teachers who are champions of inquiry learning, focusing on one award-winning teacher who used inquiry to empower his students with civic agency.

Don't Just Stand There; Do Something!: Partnerships for Action

Learn about inquiry lessons on citizenship participation that resulted from partnerships between the University of West Florida, local school districts, and social justice organizations.

AntiquityNOW Presents a Community Cultural Heritage Campaign

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.

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