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Veteran war correspondent Mike Boettcher presents and discusses his documentary The Hornet's Nest. Armed only with their cameras, Peabody and Emmy Award-Winning conflict Journalist Mike Boettcher, and his son, Carlos, provide unprecedented access into the longest war in U.S. history.__ Mike and Carlos embedded with U.S. --> read more »
This session will focus on 20 instructional strategies the support student-learning and retention outlined in Dr. Marcia Tate's new book, Social Studies Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites. This fun, interactive session will model a variety of instructional strategies to implement the CCSS Literacy Standards as well as address the ELA standards for grades K-5.
Presenters: Debbie Daniell, K-12 Social Studies Director, Gwinnett County Public Schools, Suwanee, GA
C3 Framework Q&A with Michelle Herczog
Teaching LGBT civil rights can be seen as controversial - but is necessary to fully understand how rights have evolved. Participants will examine the equal rights of LGBT citizens through historical documents; and engage in the critical thinking and effective communication techniques that are used in answering document based questions.
Presenters: Anton Schulzki, Social Studies Teacher/AP Coordinator, William J. Palmer High School, Colorado Springs, CO
Explore a method of using folktales from around the world to teach democracy by emphasizing binary opposites, holistic perspectives, and focusing on the characters and events of the story.
Facilitator: R nard Harris
Presenters: R nard Harris, Associate Professor, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC
Discussion has long been identified as an important component of social studies instruction. With the advent of the Common Core and its emphasis on speaking and listening incorporating discussion is even more important. This interactive session provides participants with three strategies for helping teachers develop content specific, discussion based lessons.
Facilitator: Debbie Daniell, K-12 Social Studies Director, Gwinnett County Public Schools, Suwanee, GA
Experts from The DBQ Project and the Social Studies Supervisor of St. Lucie County, Florida will outline the alignment between Common Core requirements and The DBQ Project process. Discussion will focus on the implementation of The DBQ Project process in a district of 42,000 students and show successes in student thinking and literacy skills on a broad scale.
Facilitator: Jack Migliori
During this session, ConSource Executive Director, Julie Silverbrook, will demonstrate that secondary school students are capable of thinking historically and will show educators how to use ConSource.org's free online library of primary source materials. ConSource team members will also provide advice on how best to integrate primary source materials in to existing lesson plans.
Facilitator: Julie Silverbrook
Presenters: Julie Silverbrook, Executive Director, ConSource, The Constitutional Sources Project (ConSource), Washington, DC