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Out of Washington's Shadow: Teaching with the Voices of Enslaved Early Americans

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
8:45am to 9:45am
Enslaved people lived alongside the Founders, yet these individuals' stories are rarely told. Enrich teaching of early America with enslaved voices, using student-friendly text, primary sources, and classroom activities.

Using Primary Source Materials: Best Practices from National Research Fellows

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
3:50pm to 4:50pm
Primary sources can play a key role in student research. Explore important considerations such as source selection, point of use, analysis strategies, and evidence of use in final products.

Snap Judgment: Using Student Opinion to Activate Inquiry in Civics

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
That's not fair! Students love to negotiate in their own lives. Turn students' strong sense of personal fairness into deeper understandings of compelling questions in civics.

Service Learning 113: Engage, Globalize, Transform Lives through Nasaruni Academy

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
11:15am to 11:45am
Empower girls' education and globalize your class with Nasaruni Academy for Maasai Girls, Kenya. Participants learn to bring real change at home and abroad--starting with mini-action project in our session.

Inquiry 2.0: Online Discussion as Inquiry-Based Learning

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
9:15am to 9:45am
Explore simple, easy-to-implement strategies that support Common Core writing in the social studies standards. Leverage your online educational tools to involve your students in inquiry-based learning practices.

Got Game? Using Modern Board Games for Engagement

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Modern games are becoming more and more prevalent. These games may be utilized as a way-in to the curriculum, igniting and sustaining engagement and the desire to learn.

Fostering Citizenship: Engaging Students in a Town Meeting Project

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
9:15am to 10:15am
Promote civic engagement while guiding students through a collaborative writing-based project. This interactive session breaks down the 21st-century-skill-rich town meeting project and helps teachers implement it in their classrooms.

Explore History and the World with Google Cardboard

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
3D Virtual-Reality with Google Cardboard gives your social studies students a new and powerful perspective. Be part of the conversation and leave with exciting VR ideas, strategies, and tools.

CASH in with Inquiry! Captivating all Students in History

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Captivate your students and foster critical thinking when you use historical inquiry. Learn how to implement and scaffold primary/secondary sources so all students can become the historians!

Active, Dependable, Differentiated Strategies for all Social Studies Learners

Sunday, December 4, 2016 -
8:00am to 10:00am
Participate in active simulations, create differentiated assessments and play original summarizing games. Come learn and have fun!! Aristotle said What we learn to do, we learn by doing.

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