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Huzzah Indeed! Library Collections Conducive to Civics Education Collaboration

In the current environment of standardized testing, is your library supporting the preservation of constitutional democracy? Visit this session to assess collections and discover resources conducive to civics education instruction.

Broaden Your Horizons: International Travel Opportunities for Global Perspectives

Global educators foster globally competitive students. Session features a short documentary and an introduction to a study tour program that allows American teachers to immerse themselves in Turkey’s rich culture.

Urban Social Studies Education and the Common Core

Share an innovative curriculum framework that focuses social science instruction intentionally on inquiry methods, the analysis of texts, and the effective communication of thoughts and ideas while implementing the CCSS-H/SS.

Made in America: Using Corporations to Teach History, Economics, Civics

Do your students like to shop? Is the economy confusing? Use corporate histories to tell the story of America and how companies have bettered, or burdened, our nation over time.

Exploring Myths and Reality through the Common Core

Myths are expressed in stories, images, and folk tales, reflecting society and its values. Do they actually reflect our values? Do they represent an ideal? Do they represent historical reality?

Meet Me in Malawi: A Case Study in Sustainability

Join a team of educators who traveled to Malawi for this hands-on session as they demonstrate how to help students negotiate complex sustainability issues while making global to local connections.

Building Bridges: Social Justice through Service Learning

We highlight service learning as a tool for social justice and the development of 21st century literacy skills. Presented here is a dynamic model for civic engagement in classrooms.

Making Sense With Music: Digitized Primary Source Songs in an Inquiry-Based Approach

Modern students may use music to negotiate understandings of the world around them. This session models a wise-practice teaching strategy for using a “music literacy” to develop civic competence.

Waves of Global Change: Holistic Model for Teaching World History

Five waves of historical change provide the organization for this “big picture,” holistic model for teaching world history. Easily grasped by students and teachers, and readily adapted to the classroom.

War? Showing Different Historical Perspectives with a Simulation

Attendees will participate in a simulation with the decision being should they go to war? The simulation will then be put into historical perspective, which might be surprising!

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