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Do You Kahootit or Quizizz in Your Class?

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
2:40pm to 3:40pm
Do you know how to Kahootit? Hear about numerous ways to use devices to transform your classroom from boring to a happening historical place.

Using Inquiry to Understand Girls' Education and Economic Development

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
10:30am to 11:30am
Explore the UN Declaration on the Rights of the Child, girls' education, and economic development in five countries. This session also examines an essential inquiry question through stations.

I am a Man: Promoting Civic Discussion Using Historical Documents

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
3:50pm to 4:20pm
In collaboration with librarians, this project highlights ways of incorporating primary historical archives into urban elementary and middle school classrooms to foster civic discussion toward addressing issues of social justice.

Building Strong Bridges: Tips for Successful Action Civics Projects

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
10:30am to 11:00am
Action Civics requires that students engage in democratic action via technology and social networking. Discover strategies that incorporate new technologies and tips for ensuring successful student projects.

#ClassroomVR: Leveraging Virtual Reality in the Social Studies Classroom

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
2:40pm to 3:40pm
Using virtual reality allows students to experience the world in a whole new way. Learn how to use, and build, a VR tour for your classroom.

Think Digitally, Travel Globally

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
2:40pm to 3:40pm
How does it feel to stare up at the Washington Monument? How do you recreate that feeling for your students? Explore, engage, and experience virtual field trips.

Thematic Timelines: Solving the Problem of Context

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Research shows students struggle to apply learning to other classes and their world. By utilizing thematic timelines, teachers can train students to recognize themes outside the context in which learning occurred.

A Classroom Renaissance: Integrating Fine Arts and Social Studies

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
2:40pm to 3:40pm
The arts reflect and influence historical events and interpretation. This session demonstrates project-based approaches incorporating music and visual arts, providing deeper understanding of historical eras and societal change.

Celebrating the NPS Centennial via Common Core Text Sets

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
3:45pm to 4:45pm
Discover how a model geography Common Core ELA text set celebrating the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service employs both geography-based visual representations and traditional texts.

A Closer Look: Utilizing Visuals to Engage Middle School Learners

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
8:00am to 9:00am
Explore using a variety of visuals to engage middle school students in history and civics. This fun, interactive session will provide strategies on how to incorporate visuals without sacrificing content.

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