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A Walk to Remember: Student Peer Guides and Local Civil Rights History

The presenter will provide an overview of a project funded through the McAuliffe Reach for the Stars Award including: ● how to connect local Civil Rights events to the national narrative ● how to use local resources and historical sites for field studies ● how to train students to interpret the past for their peers

Voices of Vanport

Saturday, November 14 from 9:05 AM – 9: 55 AM in Room 202 - New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center The Voices of Vanport project was a collaboration of a university, a local middle school, and multiple non-profits entities. It fused the teaching of historical thinking skills with technology integration (augmented reality, GIS, and UAVs) and incorporated civic engagement through multimedia oral histories about the Vanport flood of 1948. Presenter:

Outstanding Social Studies Teacher of the Year Panel

Enhance your teaching strategies toolbox by joining the 2015 Outstanding Social Studies Teachers of the Year as they share how they used tools such as the C3 Framework and NCSS Themes to bring their instruction to the next level by engaging students in meaningful learning.

PolitiCraft: An Action Civics Card Game

PolitiCraft is a multiplayer role-playing card game that makes learning civics fun; the first interactive civics platform aligned with the C3 Framework that allows you to play through the U.S. political process anytime, anywhere, and with anyone.

26 Sure-Fire Ideas for Teaching Civics

Fast-paced, fun session with 26 ideas, one for each of the 26 members of the Civics Renewal Network, that you can take back and use in your classroom.

Back to the Future! Connecting the Past and Present with Classroom Technology

Technology can connect students with history in deep, engaging ways, creating active and informed global citizens. This BYOD session will explore digital resources that offer rich content to supplement classrooms.

Freed Slaves, Orphan Trains, and Economics: Teaching with Historical Fiction

Engage your social studies students with children's literature. Use historical fiction by A. Lafaye--a Scott O'Dell Award-winning author. Learn to access many other free lessons and whiteboard applications.

Using HowtheMarketWorks, the #1 Free Stock Market Game

Learn how to use the #1 FREE Stock Game,, in your classroom. offers lesson plans, financial calculators and built-in assignments PLUS a customizable stock market game. Over 10,000 teachers used the site last year.

Abraham Lincoln: American Idol

Our Great Emancipator's journey from a log cabin to the White House is marked with humor and heartbreak, tragedy and triumph. Honest Abe blazes to life in this compelling portrayal.

Democratizing the DBQ: Critical Thinking and Historical Writing, Grades 4-12

The DBQ Project will overview their materials and professional development, and discuss how they help students and teachers handle rigorous document analysis and evidence-based writing in Civics, World History, and U.S. History.


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