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Advocacy Amplified through the First Amendment

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
How can students effect real change in their communities and beyond? Examine historical social campaigns to learn how First Amendment freedoms and persuasive tools can be leveraged to achieve goals.

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.

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.

Research-into-Practice Lecture: Ordinary People/Extraordinary Circumstances: Reimagining Diversity in Civic Education

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
8:45am to 9:45am
This session presents exemplary social studies research for practitioners. Dr. Ashley Woodson addresses the oversimplification of civil rights leaders as civic superheroes, and ways to expand Black students' civic imaginations.​

King Philip's War and Cultural Conflict in New England

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
3:45pm to 4:45pm
Explore the complex relationships between colonists and Native Americans. Investigate multiple perspectives, even with a limited number of sources, and engage students' inquiry skills with maps, artifacts, and documents!

Hack the Web and Increase Social Studies Literacy with DocentEDU

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
3:50pm to 4:50pm
Use DocentEDU, a free cloud service, to transform Google docs or web pages into engaging, interactive, multimedia lessons with built-in assessment capabilities.

Gameify Your Classroom: Use Video Games to Your Advantage

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
11:15am to 12:15pm
Take advantage of students' natural interest in competition and games by learning to create units or courses that channel that interest into learning meaningful content and skills.

Engaging Students to be Citizens of the World

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
3:45pm to 4:45pm
Educate your students to become citizens of the world by engaging them with world news in a historical context.

Engaging Assessment Strategies for High and Low Tech Classrooms

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Whether you're in a one-to-one or a one-computer classroom environment, there will be formative and summative assessment strategies you can use tomorrow for grades 3-12.

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, Deborah Hopkinson, and Steve Sheinkin share their historical research and strategies for students to construct the context and consequences of history using the skills of detectives.

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