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Do the Right Thing: Reading Global Literature on Social Justice

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
3:45pm to 4:45pm
Promote civic participation and global awareness in students by exploring engaging stories about young international activists seeking social justice. Leave with interactive lessons, classroom-ready activities, and content for middle school.

We're Coming to America: Content and Literacy through Inquiry

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
9:15am to 10:15am
Experience a fully integrated unit that focuses on global connections through the lens of U.S. immigration. Strategies, templates, and tools from this powerful inquiry-based unit will be shared.

Collaboration: College Students and 7th Graders Broadcast 1920s News

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Exercising distributed cognition and expertise, this presentation shares a 1920s unit that involved 7th-grade social studies students mentored by undergraduates in an educational psychology class, using an indirect digital internship.

Foot Soldiers of Freedom: The Story of the Norfolk 17

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
2:40pm to 3:40pm
Seventeen black junior and senior high school students broke down the walls of desegregation in Virginia in 1959. Skype with Louis Cousins, one of the Norfolk 17's bravest foot soldiers.

What's Your Story? Discovering Your Local History through Primary Sources

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
3:45pm to 4:45pm
Local history is more compelling for students than textbook history. Get students fired up about their own history by using local primary sources. Let us show you how.

Calling All Delegates: Using UN Simulations in Middle School Classrooms

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
11:15am to 11:45am
Learn how DC Public Schools are bringing United Nations simulations to every middle school classroom. Students become the delegates as they tackle global issues together.

Anne Frank, Free2Choose, and Memory Walk

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
3:50pm to 4:50pm
Free2Choose-Create and Memory Walk: Tools to teach about multiperspectivity, through commemoration and human rights.

Sunken and Seized Ships: What Warrants War?

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
8:45am to 9:45am
From the shores of Tripoli to Iranian waters, U.S. Naval forces long have engaged with foreign powers. Learn how students explored such situations to deliberate about what warrants war.

Calculating the Cult of Personality during the Cultural Revolution

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
10:30am to 11:30am
Solve, analyze, and discuss word problems from Cultural Revolution era textbooks in this engaging interdisciplinary lesson. No calculators necessary!

Integrate Science, Social Studies, and Literature to Fascinate and Empower

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
3:50pm to 4:50pm
Award-winning literature helps integrate social studies, science and common core! Joy Hakim tells the Story of US and the Story of Science, too, for practical ideas to fascinate and empower learners.

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