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Using GIS to Promote Geo-Historical Inquiry in the History Classroom

Learn how to transform your instruction by using GIS to interactively question,analyze,and visualize geographic connections in the history classroom. Free maps, software,lesson plans,and tips/tricks will be shared.

Nurturing the American Dialogue: This is What Democracy Looks Like

Join panelists to problem-solve through simulations the events leading to the American Revolution. Embrace the story of America and connect issues from the past to the present.

Putting Values Into Action – Raising Concerned, Informed, Participative Citizens

This session will examine how primary school students in Singapore apply the skills of Moral Reasoning, Responsible Decision-Making, Perspective-Taking and Reflection in learning to serve their community.

An Argument for Freedom- For a Girl and her Country

Pair historical fiction, Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson, with primary and secondary sources to help deepen understanding of the Revolutionary time period and produce an alternative research paper.

Collaboration Cubed: Combining Forces to Contextualize Curriculum Construction

Social studies teachers join forces with a teacher educator to create an authentic context for teacher candidates' instructional planning experiences and to gain fresh perspectives on existing middle school curriculum.

Developing Creative Historical Thinking

Discover research proven methods to incorporate 21st Century Skills of creativity, historical thinking, collaboration, and innovation in a middle school history classroom. Includes examples of student products, discussions and technology.

Every Civilization Needs GRAPES!

Exploring civilizations through investigating the six components that make up a civilization. Using the GRAPES method, students will be able to construct and deconstruct civilizations from ANY time period!

Global Citizenship: Curricular Inspiration from a Hawaii-Sweden Collaboration

An international team of teachers from Hawaii and Sweden will inspire and help facilitate global curricular connections aimed at developing a new generation of collaborative, global problem solvers.

Interactive Computer Lessons and Assessments to Prepare for the Future

Baltimore City Public Schools is developing content-rich digital curriculum units that incorporate interactive lessons/assessments to increase instruction to better prepare students for PARCC and the reality of classroom time constraints.

Connecting Middle Schoolers to Morocco in an International School-Museum Collaboration

See how a school-museum collaboration connected middle schoolers in Michigan and Morocco to create an exhibit for their pre-teen peers and explore ideas for collaborating with museums in your community.


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