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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.

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.

Teaching about Wars from a Human Perspective

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
8:00am to 9:00am
Learn how to teach about wars from a human perspective with multiple activities that help students understand the impact war has on people's lives.

Take a Schoolcation: Virtual Field Trips Using Google Cultural Institute

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
2:40pm to 3:40pm
Show students treasures of the world without leaving your classroom using Google Cultural Institute. Get up close and personal with art, artifacts, and world landmarks to enhance history and geography.

A Hands-On Guide to Teaching with a Multidisciplinary Mindset

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
4:25pm to 4:55pm
How do we create global problem-solvers? We must teach with an interdisciplinary mindset. Receive the necessary tools to get started creating an interdisciplinary unit.

Remembering September 11: Student Projects Employing Inquiry and Technology

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
10:30am to 11:30am
A diverse group of teachers share collaborative lessons encouraging students to critically analyze the events of 9/11. The technologically innovative lessons are based on Common Core and C3 Framework standards.

Raccoons in the Reichstag: Social Studies, STEM, and Student Engagement

Sunday, December 4, 2016 -
8:00am to 10:00am
Experience an interactive, interdisciplinary biodiversity and invasive species unit using geography, civics, and science to investigate how humans impact the physical environment and to generate student action on local policies.

To Student Teaching and Beyond

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
11:15am to 12:15pm
Learn how to transition from college to professional career, interviewing techniques, networking and more in this interactive session for preservice educators and underclass students. Bring your resumé and questions!


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