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Simulations in Practice: Think Like an Economist, Be a Citizen

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
New strategies for teaching fiscal policymaking through inquiry! A recent Congressional Fellow shares how bills really become law. Receive simulations to teach the challenges present in our political environment.

Tracking Path to Success: Data-Empowered Students and Evidence-Based Instruction

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
10:35am to 11:17am
Learn how to generate student-driven academic data to empower your learners! Participants will be exposed to US History PBL and multi-sensory approach developed in high school level at-risk classrooms.

Women Behaving Badly: Using Literature to Tell Her-story

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Explore the writings of women throughout history using rich literature. Receive classroom-ready lessons and resources for secondary HSS courses, as well as cross-curricular literacy strategies.

Hip Hop Diplomacy in the Arab World

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
3:45pm to 4:15pm
Teach your students about the Arab Spring and the impact of youth activism through the teen-friendly medium of hip-hop music.

Formative Assessment in AP History

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
9:15am to 10:15am
Explore how to build formative assessments aligned to the new AP History exam in U.S., European, and World History courses. Examine specific strategies and supports.

The New AP World History Exam: Teaching and Assessment

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Through specific teaching and assessment strategies (and handouts), explore the historical thinking skills that are the foundation of the new 2017 AP World History exam.

From Non-Racism to Anti-Racism in Social Studies Education

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Community sponsored scholar session discusses the content of the journal article, From Non-Racism to Anti-Racism in Social Studies Education: Social studies and racial pedagogical content knowledge.

When the Levees Broke: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Learn about the 1927 Mississippi Flood and engage your students in discovering the role of the federal government in citizens' lives and the effect of this natural disaster on the Great Migration.

Threading Culture, Analysis, and Creativity into the Tapestry of Psychology

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
3:45pm to 4:45pm
Want to weave cultural psychology into multiple units? Foster evaluation, creativity, and other 21st century skills? Take several projects and ideas home to thread into your psychology classroom.

Hip-Hop, Popular Culture, and Race: Exploring Stereotypes Using Hip-Hop Culture

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
4:20pm to 4:50pm
Popular culture and hip-hop can be integrated into social studies, aligned with standards to explore racial stereotypes. Students can become more critically aware of how the media shapes racial attitudes.


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