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The Battle of Brooklyn: Inquiry Strategies and Historical Agency

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Learn inquiry strategies using primary sources to engage students in Revolutionary history as a series of choices made by individuals. Curriculum materials will be distributed.

Be a Detective! Cultivating Reading, Thinking, and Writing Like Historians

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
9:15am to 10:15am
Award-winning nonfiction/historical fiction authors Candace Fleming and Deborah Hopkinson share their historical research and strategies for students to construct the context and consequences of history using the skills of detectives.

The Missing Peace in Civic Learning

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
9:15am to 10:15am
From US History to current global issues, learn from teacher experiences how to integrate peacebuilding concepts and skills into existing curriculum to support civic learning and cultural inquiry.

What Makes a Candidate Run? Hillary Clinton Biographers Discuss their Insights

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
3:45pm to 4:45pm
Three award-winning authors describe how they wrote biographies of Hillary Clinton targeted to different developmental levels and show how to use them to engage all readers in social studies inquiries.

Popular Vote v. Electoral College: Our Students Can Figure this Out

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
8:00am to 9:00am
Teaching our students to think can be difficult, teaching them to question even more so. Socratic Seminars are a way for students to learn both skills while taking on important issues.

Using Inquiry to Explore Primary Sources

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Join TCI in discovering powerful methods that will help students experience history first-hand and relate their knowledge to current and real world issues.

QRs, Flubaroo, and Symbaloo! Oh My! Building Your Tech Toolbox

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
10:30am to 11:30am
Discover new tools that make history come alive and leave with concrete methods for their application within your classroom. From Flipsnack to Plickers, technology creates engagement and increases student participation.

Ripped Apart: A Civil War Mystery Game

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
3:45pm to 4:45pm
Explore the National Museum of American History's game-based educational app, which invites players to immerse themselves in the 19th century by examining primary sources from mysterious characters from the past.

Inquiring Minds Want to Know

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Your students want to be good writers. What's more, their writing should construct meaning, not create stress. Teach them the not-so-secret formula and make inquiry learning meaningful.

Do You Know What Your Students Know? Moving beyond Assessments

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
4:20pm to 4:50pm
Learn about using formative assessments in the social studies classroom. Receive several examples to assess what students know, which then drives your instructional practices.

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