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The Power of Choice: Self-Selected Projects in Secondary Classrooms

Give your classes a boost and increase engagement with projects! This presentation will help you plan for student choice while simultaneously maximizing your time in class, grading, and planning.

Ten Essential Tech Tools All Civics Teachers Must Have

Receive 10 tech tools you can leverage immediately to impact your civics instruction. The best part is that they're free!

Teaching Tough to Tackle History: DOVE and Civil Rights

Explore ways to teach the Desegregation of Virginia Education (DOVE), using a web-based archive that can help students develop new historical understandings, critical thinking and effective communication skills.

Teaching Race and Membership in a Suburban Jewish Day School

Bringing Facing History and Ourselves' Race and Membership curriculum to middle school students in this homogeneous environment poses challenges but also provides opportunities to truly teach the value of diversity.

Shifting from Drill and Kill to Opening Inquiring Minds

Experience high-interest lessons that engage and support the C3 Framework. Leave behind your tired lessons and transform them, opening your students' minds to inquiry. Ready-to-use, hands-on lesson provided.

Make Sourcing Sexy: Strategies to Engage Students in Sourcing Content

Sourcing content is an essential skill for our students. Learn how to leverage awesome resources from the Library of Congress and new wave classroom strategies to make sourcing content fun.

I am a Man: Promoting Civic Discussion Using Historical Documents

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.

Historical Inquiry and Middle-Schoolers: What Can It Look Like?

Learn how students collaborate online to craft historical arguments about democratic principles. Participants will engage with sample activities, review examples of student work, and get free material.

Empower Students to Succeed Using National Geographic's New Learning Frameworks

National Geographic's new learning framework A.S.K. (Acquisition, Skills, Knowledge) empowers students to engage and explore their world. See how this inquiry-based tool works in a social studies classroom.

Elections are Over! Now What?

It's time for the election season after party! Keep the excitement going with interactive lesson plans, games, and action civics projects that focus on elected officials' jobs. Free resources provided!

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