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Snap Judgment: Using Student Opinion to Activate Inquiry in Civics

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Advocacy Amplified through the First Amendment

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

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.

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