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Exploring American Identity through Podcasting the American Experience

Get the multimedia tools and inquiry-based lessons necessary to help students record and produce podcasts investigating how the American identity has evolved. Please bring your laptop.

Entrepreneurship in the Classroom: Leavey Awards Educational Summit

Steal from the best! Discover innovative classroom techniques for teaching economics and entrepreneurship, demonstrated by winning teachers. Learn how to turn your creative activities into cash with a Leavey Award.

Engaging Youth in Clean, Green, and Beautiful America

Keep America Beautiful Litter Free Schools takes the concept to a higher level with the measurement of litter, implementation of interventions--e.g., litter/recycling containers placed--and post measurement showing a 27% litter reduction.

Eliminating None of the Above: Creating Assessments in a C3 World

How can assessments push instruction to meet the demands of the C3 Framework and Common Core? Explore how DC teachers tackled this issue and learn to create questions for your own assessments.

Document-Based Learning: Outside Advanced Placement and Inside Student Minds

Explore affordances and constraints of Document-Based Learning approaches in secondary history classes through analysis of relevant research and findings from a small study on student feedback.

COLLABORATE: An Interdisciplinary Problem-Based Approach to Civics and English

Get intradepartmental collaboration ideas and two Common Core aligned project-based learning units about civic action and world justice for either government/civics or ELA classrooms.

29 Sure-Fire Ideas for Teaching Civics

Get 29 new ideas for transforming civics education in the classroom, one for each of the members of the Civics Renewal Network.

21st Century Global Education: Area Studies Approach

Learn about progressive approaches that have been used to create a comprehensive area studies program that leverages 21st century pedagogy and technology to foster global partnerships among students around the world.

Understanding the Armenian Genocide through Testimony, Film, and Photographs

Photographs, film and testimony of survivors provide a compelling lens to better understand the impact of the Armenian Genocide. Participants will receive materials that are applicable for classroom use.

World War II: Three Countries' Perspectives

Acquire the necessary tools to engage your students in a journey to uncover the biases involved with the teaching of World War II.


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