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Kumu Waiwai: Teaching from the Source in Hawai'i

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
11:15am to 12:15pm
This project worked with secondary and middle school teachers on the Leeward coast of O’ahu to access primary source databases and develop and teach third quarter curriculum units.

Law Library of Congress and Congress.gov

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
10:00am to 11:00am
The Law Library of Congress has the largest global legal collection in the world. Learn about Congress.gov and the Law Library’s digital collections and publications, infographic maps, blog, and more.

What's the Shock? Understanding Economic Recessions through Historical Context

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Scholarly research. Library of Congress primary source analysis, economic analysis, a deeper understanding of economic recessions through historical context and student poster presentations is featured in this sessions. Teacher handouts and rubrics are provided.

Engaging Congress

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
10:00am to 11:00am
A mobile app that uses a series of game-based learning modules and primary source documents to explore the basic tenets of representative government and the challenges that it faces in contemporary society.
A scholarship contest designed to facilitate global learning inside and outside of the classroom is now open to all students in grades 8-12. For the third consecutive year, AFS-USA has sponsored Project: Change, a contest that prompts students to analyze global issues and then submit their ideas for a volunteer project that could have a meaningful impact in one of eleven target countries. By participating in this critical thinking exercise, students both learn about the issues affecting global communities and employ 21st century skills to develop strategies for creating a better world.
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1/17/2017
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Increasing Access to Honors/AP History through a Student Cohort Program

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
2:40pm to 3:40pm
Engage with SSA teachers to share data, evaluate how the cohort program is working, and examine how a cohort program might work on their campuses.

Right to Protect: How to Teach about Human Rights in the 21st Century

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
2:40pm to 3:40pm
This session will aid teachers in understanding human rights from a global perspective. It will include how to help students understand human rights, the UDHR, and human rights covenants.

Digital Resources for Teaching Europe Today

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
3:50pm to 4:50pm
Europe is making headlines across the world with issues like Brexit, the refugee crisis and more. This presentation will highlight resources available to teach these questions within a global context.

Predicting the Outcome of an Election

This feature introduces three widely followed forecasting systems: prediction markets; projections based on economic indicators; and forecasts based on opinion polls.
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Campaign 2016: Turning Students into Voters Social Education Staff

This list of noteworthy websites can be used to teach students about election issues and how to fact check campaign rhetoric, as well as the Electoral College and voting procedures.

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