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Writing History: Using Written Expression to Celebrate Learning

Explore strategies for writing in Social Studies and leave with classroom-ready U.S. History based writing lessons and assessments! Ideal for teachers of students with learning differences/diverse learning needs.

Fighting Injustice: Celebrate Active Social Responsibility with C3 Framework

Social Studies Classrooms FIGHTING INJUSTICE TODAY require practical applications of NCSS C-3 FRAMEWORKS including outstanding P.A.G. resources, significant lesson strategies, and ONLINE literacy skills; presentation ACTIVATES SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ACTION GUIDELINES.

Mining Our Future? Teaching about Controversial Environmental issues

Sulfide mining: is it the answer to economic stagnation or will it cause environmental destruction? Join us to gain ideas on how to teach environmental issues in your own community.

Creating Global Citizens through Current Events and Civil Discourse

Students engage in a literacy focused investigation by analyzing current civic, political, and economic issues to effectively participate in civil discourse and global citizenship.

Seeking Truth: Deconstructing Nazi Propaganda

Examining resources from the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, this workshop uses historical literacy, inquiry and discussion models to explore how propaganda influenced social responsibility during the Holocaust.

Using iPads to Enhance Content Knowledge: A Teacher's Guide

Explore how to use iPads to create and implement lessons that enhance students' content knowledge. World and U.S. History lessons included. Resource materials will be disseminated.

Today's News, Tomorrow's History

Students have difficulty connecting history to what's happening in the world and their lives today. We'll show how to connect global news events to historical events and civilizations.

Celebrating Newspapers in the Classroom: Engaging students through Chronicling America

What really happened? Whose point of view? How did people react? Why? Experience and celebrate how historical events chronicled in newspapers can create excitement, engagement, and curiosity within your students.

iSTEM: Leveraging GIS to integrate STEM in the Social Studies

Discover how to merge STEM with the social sciences! Hook your students with geospatial technologies (GIS) and enhance traditional instruction. Topics include: crowdsourcing information, story maps, and ready-to-go lessons.

Teaching Civic Responsibility through Simulation Games

Civic simulation games are great media to engage students to learn about civic responsibility and democracy. Relevant theoretical perspectives, case studies, and pedagogies will be discussed in this session.

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