Free DVDs, Engaging Lessons, Critical Thinking


izzit.org is a not-for-profit organization that produces and distributes high-quality media and educational materials that encourage critical thinking. Attend to learn more about izzit.org and receive a free DVD!

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 9:15am - 10:15am
Presenters: 

David Truhett, izzit.org, Erie, PA

Room: 
4C-3
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Free DVDs, Engaging Lessons, Critical Thinking


izzit.org is a not-for-profit organization that produces and distributes high-quality media and educational materials that encourage critical thinking. Attend to learn more about izzit.org and receive a free DVD!

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Presenters: 

David Truhett, izzit.org, Erie, PA

Room: 
4C-3
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History with Foldables and Formative Assessment


Plunge into evidence-base, hands-on activities for history as Foldables become powerful, tactile, rechargeable tools to engage students and build learning ownership. Come learn, fold and gain ideas for formative assessment!

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Presenters: 

Jami Humphrey, Dinah Zike Academy, Comfort, TX

Room: 
4C-3
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The Lessons of Vietnam and How to Teach It


A handful of Vietnam veterans and educators have developed one of the country’s most comprehensive courses on the Vietnam War. Learn how to integrate “The Lessons of Vietnam” into your school and community.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Presenters: 

Bob Matthews, Joe Harsch, Bill Dixon, The Bridge Back Foundation, Cary, NC

Room: 
214
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Citizenship Counts: Host a Naturalization Ceremony or Celebration of Citizenship at Your Schools


Interactive lessons educate middle and high school students about the path of citizenship and the rights and responsibilities of civic engagement. Citizenship Counts aims to inspire youth to celebrate citizenship by participating in a naturalization ceremony or a service learning project.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Presenters: 

Alysa Ullman, Citizenship Counts, Phoenix, AZ; Tina Ochoa, Citizenship Counts, Phoenix, AZ

Room: 
4C-1
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How to Get Students to Research Sundown Towns


Sundown towns — communities that were all-white on purpose — dot the United States. Middle- and high-school students can research their histories and help to ameliorate them.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Presenters: 

James Loewen, Washington, DC

Room: 
4C-1
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Rick Steves's Iran


Rick Steves takes us on a journey of discovery to better understand Iran and its 70 million people. Steves captures Persian culture vividly: from Friday prayer in a mosque to non-conformist teen fashions at the mall; from anti-American murals to the hospitality of a family dinner; and from the tranquility of rural life to the crazy traffic of modern Tehran.   --> read more »

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Presenters: 

Rick Steves, Edmonds, WA

Room: 
4C-1
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The Armageddon Letters: Kennedy/Kruschev/Castro in the Cuban Missile Crisis


In The Armageddon Letters, two renowned scholars of the Cuban missile crisis have produced their masterpiece for the 50th anniversary of the crisis. The Armageddon Letters is a web-augmented, student friendly, virtual time machine that will leave readers breathless at the narrowness of humanity’s escape.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Presenters: 

James G. Blight, Balsillie School of International Affairs, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON;
janet M. Lang, Watson Institute, Brown University, Providence, RI

Room: 
611/612
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New Minnesota Social Studies Standards--Brian Traxler


Greetings Everyone-- As we are currently in an environment where math and science seem to be getting the most attention at all levels of government, Minnesota recently updated their Social Studies standards for grades K-12.
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Law Puts Social Studies Back in the Limelight--Sue Blanchette


Cudos to the state of Maryland for reversing the trend away from social studies education.
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