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Teach the Children: Rule of Law and Complex Global Issues

Teaching students that rule of law is the foundation for civil society prepares them to identify and design solutions for the complex global issues they will face as adults.

Sociological Perspective and Social Structure: ASA National Standards Domains 1&2

First session in three-part symposium. Introduces strategies to teach the core concepts of social structure and social theory from the first two ASA National Standards domains--and the interplay between them.

Simulations with Swagger

Simulations in the classroom allow students to learn facts, processes, and experience events in history as they work their way through a dynamic, engaging, learning process.

Representing Indigeneity: Problems and Possibilities of Textbooks, Mascots, and Monuments

This vital issues session engages conference attendees to reconsider how our schools, curriculum, and monuments present Indigenous cultures and histories as a means to further civic engagement and social justice.

Primary-Source Lessons for U.S. Government or History Classes

Learn powerful ways to use primary sources in your U.S. government or history class and gain access to free, short, primary source lessons online.

Philosophy for Gamers: A Modern Approach to an Ancient Subject

Explore a unique pedagogy that takes major topics of common philosophy courses and addresses them through plots, characters, missions, and objectives found in popular video-gaming platforms.

Museums as Partners in Civic Learning and Cultural Inquiry

Explore an inquiry-based lesson plan as an example of effective incorporation of museum visits into the curriculum, using the National Czech & Slovak Museum as a resource.

Hook 'em! How to Base Historical Inquiries on Current Issues

Explore how to stimulate and leverage student curiosity by creating compelling historical inquiries fused with current issues that ultimately teach civics. All participants will receive complete units.

Historical Literacy in the 21st Century: Empowering Tomorrow's Citizens Today

21st century college and career readiness is tied to historical literacy. Learn how educators seized the opportunity to challenge students with complex issues of perspective, power, collaboration, and conflict.

Exploring the Middle East Refugee Crisis in the Classroom

Parse the drama, geopolitical analysis, and conceptual issues surrounding refugee crises in the Middle East in this interactive presentation. Take home resources and an activity exploring themes through refugee narratives.


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