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In Their Own Words (20th Century History)

PBS
Enjoy a series that profiles key figures in history by using their most memorable quotes to frame their life stories. The films follow Queen Elizabeth II, Muhammad Ali and Jim Henson.
* Follow Queen Elizabeth II’s remarkable life, from her youth to her uncle’s abdication, her father’s coronation as King George VI, her experience during World War II, her sudden ascension to the throne and her eventful reign of more than 60 years.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 9:00pm

Reading Lincoln and More

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
This interdisciplinary, multicultural, and thorough presentation contains information/materials usable "tomorrow" in the classroom. Participants will be immersed in reviews of hundreds of books about Lincoln and classroom-tested lesson plans.

Lessons Learned from the Latest AP History Redesigns

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
11:15am to 12:15pm
A veteran AP World History, US History and European History teacher shares tips for student success on the AP essays. "How To" handouts will be provided.

"Madaya Mom": Free Teaching Guide about Syria

Madaya Mom: The story of One Mother's Unimaginable Struggle for Survival is the story of a Syrian family in an online, comic-book format. Since journalists and cameras weren't able to gain access to the besieged town Madaya, ABC News began relying on dispatches from a Syrian mother for insider information. The news network decided to team up with Marvel Comics to create a free digital comic of her stories.
How would you implement technology to enhance your teaching methods and address learning challenges? Would you invest in a new computer or mobile devices for your students to use in the classroom? Or perhaps make use of software that streamlines your curriculum and lightens the load of grading papers?
Describe in 400-500 words the impact new classroom technology could have for you and your students. The top three submissions featuring the most innovative and beneficial uses for classroom technology will each be awarded $1,000 to spend on new technology for their classrooms.
Deadline: 
2/07/2017
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United States Mint Lesson Plans: Teaching about and through U.S. Coins

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
3:50pm to 4:50pm
Learn how to use U.S. coins as jumping points for instruction. The presentation will include an introduction to free lesson plans and materials from the Mint along with demonstrations.

Research and Writing in the Humanities and Social Studies Classroom

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
2:40pm to 3:40pm
Analyze best practices to infuse research and writing projects into social studies courses and review an approach empowering student voice and choice that improves CCSS-aligned skills and content knowledge.

Exploring Certell's "Free" Multimedia Economics and Government Curriculum for High Schools

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
10:30am to 11:30am
Certell offers free "soup to nuts" multimedia courses in common sense subjects and they're fun. Come peek inside and see how your school can use this FREE resource!

Is U.S. Democracy too Fragile for Voluntary Voting? Should We Require Voting?

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
10:00am to 11:00am
In this session participants will engage in a lively facilitated deliberation about whether we should adopt mandatory voting in the United States. This deliberation will model a best-case, fair hearing of different points of view.

The American Folklife Center and Veterans History Project

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
11:15am to 12:15pm
The American Folklife Center and its Veterans History Project support teachers by providing primary source materials from one of the largest ethnographic archives in the world.

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