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Exploring the World through the National Geographic Lens


Ever wondered what lies beneath the ocean surface? What if you could follow a conservationist as he treks through the Amazon? Prepare your students for an increasingly global future with real life experiences from National Geographic Explorers around the world. There are lots of ways you can bring the world into your classroom. Learn how interactive map activities and other types of digital media support and enhance your World Geography lesson

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 1:00pm - 1:55pm
Presenters: 

Roslyn Wyman, National Geographic Learning, St. Louis, MO

Room: 
200
session id: 
1326
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Learning On-Site: Turkey as a Study Tour Destination


Since 2007, the Turkish Cultural Foundation and the World Affairs Council of America have partnered in the Spotlight on Turkey program which features two-week Teacher Study Tours to Turkey. Visiting Anatolia, the cradle of many civilizations and the vibrant nation of Turkey has been a transforming experience for over 500 teachers who traveled to Turkey with TCF.

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 1:00pm - 1:55pm
Presenters: 

Meltem Gocke, Turkish Cultural Foundation, Washington, DC; Yasemin Alptekin, Turkish Cultural Foundation, Washington, DC

Room: 
Exhibit Hall Classroom B
session id: 
1325
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The eTextbook Revolution and your Classroom


The magic, passion and human instinct a teacher brings into the four walls of a classroom cannot be replaced or even mimicked by a computer. The Voces vision is to integrate technology into the real classroom, enhancing the students understanding of U.S. History and how it applies to students today. Here is how Voces eTextbooks--in your hands--make it happen. Let's spend less on textbooks and more on teachers.

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 1:00pm - 1:55pm
Presenters: 

Ed Miller, Teacher's Discovery, Auburn Hills, MI; Rick Vess, Teacher's Discovery, Auburn Hills, MI

Room: 
Exhibit Hall Classroom A
session id: 
1324
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Debunking the Myths of Teaching about Turkey


Turkey's crucial geo-political place in the world and its political and social facts in history and a present bear global significance and interconnectedness to the U.S. and American students.

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 10:05am - 11:00am
Presenters: 

Meltem Gokce, Turkish Cultural Foundation, Washington, DC; Yasemin Alptekin, Turkish Cultural Foundation, Washington, DC

Room: 
Exhibit Hall Classroom B
session id: 
1323
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Chair the Fed: An Online Game to Teach Monetary Policy


The Fed's popular online game has been updated, and now features a robust learning component and enhanced functionality. Learn how to use this game as part of a dynamic personal finance and economics curriculum!

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 10:05am - 11:00am
Presenters: 

Rema Oxandaboure, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Room: 
Exhibit Hall Classroom A
session id: 
1322
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Archaeology and Social Studies: Making the Past Come Alive in your Classroom!


Most social studies topics incorporate archaeological information. Learn about standards-based educational resources offered by the leading international archaeology organizations. Lesson plans, classroom resources, and recommended electronic media provided.

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 9:00am - 9:55am
Presenters: 

Meredith Langlitz, Archaeology Education Clearinghouse, Boston, MA

Room: 
Exhibit Hall Classroom B
session id: 
1321
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Meeting the Common Core through the Economic Way of Thinking


Join us as we examine the Constitution: An Economic Document. Participate in text analysis, close reading strategies for economic/history texts, and an active-learning simulation taking you back to Jamestown, pre-constitution!

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 9:00am - 9:55am
Presenters: 

Debbie Henny, Mesa Community College, Mesa, AZ; Ken Leonard, Foundation for Teaching Economics, Davis, CA

Room: 
Exhibit Hall Classroom A
session id: 
1320
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Controversial Issues: From Conflict to Consensus


Teaching controversial issues often leads to uncomfortable classroom interaction for students. Learn to teach divisive topics while fostering appreciation and respect for multiple viewpoints using the Structured Academic Controversy Method.

Time: 
Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:15am - 12:10pm
Presenters: 

Michelle Cude, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA; Holly Hoover, Stonewall Jackson High School, Quicksburg, VA

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
278
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How to Launch Your Encore


This interactive session features a panel of social studies teachers who have moved into their encores, and tips about how you can do this too.

Time: 
Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:15am - 12:10pm
Presenters: 

Phyllis Segal, encore.org, Boston, MA; Barbara Vacarr, encore.org, San Francisco, CA; Diane Hart, Menlo Park, CA; Peggy Jackson, Moriarty High School, Moriarty, NM

Room: 
205
session id: 
1309
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To Teach a Nation The Vietnam Story in America


The story of Vietnam will be told through the eyes of American Veterans who served in Vietnam during the war and have co authored a course of study entitled The Lessons of Vietnam. The war will be covered from 1965 to 1975 exploring the myths the lessons and the lasting effects of the Vietnam War on American society then and now. All partipants will receive a copy of the course of study.

Time: 
Sat, 11/22/2014 - 3:35pm - 4:30pm
Presenters: 

Bob Matthews, North Carolina Vietnam Veterans, Cary, NC; Bill Dixon, North Carolina Vietnam Veterans, Raleigh, NC; Joe Harsch, North Carolina Vietnam Veterans, Cary, NC; Angelo Carmen, North Carolina Vietnam Veterans, Cary, NC

Room: 
111
session id: 
1310
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