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Hamilton: Using Music to Promote Inquiry in Social Studies

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Explore teaching strategies to integrate music from Broadway's Hamilton into an inquiry-based unit. Examine song lyrics, make connections to primary sources, and receive ready-to-use lesson plans.

Do Ask, Do Tell: LGBTQ Roundtable

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Are you questioning how to approach LGBTQ issues in your classroom? Do you have answers to the questions? Join this community discussion lead by leaders in LGBTQ education.

Challenging Textbooks with Your Students: Separating Truth from Fabrications

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
3:45pm to 4:45pm
Often textbook information is perceived as total truth, but what if some events in history books are full of inaccuracies? Turn your classroom into an investigative laboratory, through question-based lessons.

They're Always Over Us: Presidential Authority and Drones

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
11:15am to 12:15pm
When we use unmanned aerial vehicles in combat, is it an act of war? What rules govern their use? Explore America's use of drones, and the changing state of war.

A Tale of Two Teachers: Why Culturally Responsive Instruction Matters

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Two teachers--one who teaches in a predominantly white school and the other in a predominantly African American school--share their challenges and successes teaching ideas about race and social justice.

Going Viral: How to Use Misinformation to Drive Civic Learning

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
8:00am to 9:00am
Learn how to use authentic and timely examples from The News Literacy Project of viral rumors as a side door to civic learning and engagement.

Immigration Activism in a Red State

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
2:17pm to 2:35pm
There are immigrant activist movements growing, even in more conservative states like South Carolina. Teachers can play a part in these movements by empowering students to be agents of change.

Overcoming Bias Using Pros & Cons: Inquiry-Based Learning Bonanza

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
8:45am to 9:45am
Using pros and cons can help students to overcome bias, stimulate critical thinking, and drive inquiry-based learning strategies. Learn great methods to apply contrasting viewpoints on important social issues.

From Fable to Courtroom: The Three Little Pigs

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
3:50pm to 4:50pm
Use The Three Little Pigs to teach Constitutional Law. Engage your students in identifying violated constitutional rights(s), researching case law, and arguing their case before the Supreme Court.

Harkness Method and Discussion-Based Teaching for any Discipline

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
5:00pm to 5:30pm
Are there crickets in your classroom? Or several dominant voices? Overcome the imbalance with discussion-based teaching, where active listening creates an inclusive climate of inquiry. For middle school and beyond.


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