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Using Portraiture to Teach a Socratic Seminar

Thursday, December 1, 2016 -
9:30am to 1:30pm

Host: National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Learn how to teach your students to discuss a dynamic historical text and a visual portrait, in tandem, through the context of a student-led Socratic Seminar. Materials provided.

NOTE: Attendees are on their own to reach this clinic, which is within walking distance of the convention center.

Cultural Genocide against Native Peoples in the U.S.: Findings from a Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Thursday, December 1, 2016 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Unprecedented truth and reconciliation commission on forced removal of Native children explored in film and related curricula. Was it cultural genocide? Learn to teach this story. Free film and curriculum.
Fee: $20 for members, $35 for nonmembers

Teaching the Civil War through a Social/Emotional Learning Framework

Thursday, December 1, 2016 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Experience how an inquiry-based learning approach uses the narrative structure of Storypath to enhance student engagement and create "the lived experience" for historical, civic, and social/emotional learning. Curriculum provided.
Fee: $20 for members, $35 for nonmembers

A Different Kind of Classroom: Engaging Inquiry and Literacy Strategies

Thursday, December 1, 2016 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
The C3 Framework and Common Core State Standards call for shifts in our teaching within the inquiry arc, literacy, and critical thinking. This institute will model practical engaging teaching strategies for implementing these shifts.
Fee: $30 for members, $45 for nonmembers

A Lens on the World: Film, Global Education, and Cultural Literacy

Thursday, December 1, 2016 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Learn how to make the most of foreign films to introduce your students to other cultures and learn about global issues. Participants will view films and receive free lesson plans.
Fee: $30 for members, $45 for nonmembers

From Clickbait to Content: Tips for Teaching Current Events

Thursday, December 1, 2016 -
2:00pm to 6:00pm

Host: Newseum, Washington, DC
Help your students become savvy information consumers. Interact with media experts, peers and international industry insiders to gain strategies and ready-to-use resources for teaching media literacy to foster global citizenship.

NOTE: Attendees are on their own to reach this clinic, which is accessible by Metro.

Perspectives on History: Interrogating American Art

Thursday, December 1, 2016 -
9:30am to 1:00pm

Host: Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Washington, DC
Use artwork to zoom in on key issues in American history. Zoom out to see those issues at play in today's world. Inquiry strategies will prompt evidence-based reasoning and argumentation.

NOTE: Attendees are on their own to reach this clinic, which is within walking distance of the convention center.

Teaching the American Revolution through Visual History

Thursday, December 1, 2016 -
9:00am to 3:00pm

Host: Society of the Cincinnati, Washington, DC
Participants will analyze historical images of the Revolutionary War, highlighting its international dynamics, significant people and events, racial diversity and more. Participants will receive all images digitally, plus catered lunch.
Fee: $10 for members and nonmembers

NOTE: Attendees are on their own to reach this clinic, which is accessible by Metro.

The Civic Life of George Washington at Mount Vernon

Thursday, December 1, 2016 -
9:00am to 5:30pm
Host: George Washington's Mount Vernon, Mount Vernon, VA
Tour the estate and grounds of our nation's first president, George Washington. Experience primary sources of all types including buildings, objects, and documents that connect this place with today's issues.
Fee: $35 for members and nonmembers

Teaching the Holocaust and Related Issues through Anne Frank

Thursday, December 1, 2016 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
New educational tools, using the life and Diary of Anne Frank as a starting point, will be presented. The format is highly interactive.
Fee: $30 for members, $45 for nonmembers
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