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Holocaust Education for the 21st Century

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Investigate implications of teaching about the Holocaust and applying lessons to the present. Discuss themes of prejudice, societal grouping, and hatred during the Holocaust and parallels evident in society today.

Difficult Films. Difficult Representations. Difficult Discussions. Challenging Social Studies.

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
3:45pm to 4:45pm
Using critical media literacy, we explore how films can help students grapple with the conceptual and emotional challenges that difficult representations of others--marginalized individuals and groups--present.

That's Not Fair! Exploring Human Rights Issues through the Inquiry Arc

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
2:40pm to 3:40pm
Students want life to be fair. We'll explore and demonstrate classroom toolkits like Project Citizen, This Is My Home, and others which provide students with inquiry-based strategies for conducting human rights explorations.

Enhancing Understanding of Native Americans' Histories and Cultures through Inquiry

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
2:40pm to 3:40pm
Discover inquiry-based activities designed to enhance students' understanding of Native Americans' histories and cultures. Teaching resources and student hand-outs will be shared.

Paideia Seminar: Nurturing Civic Spaces for Student Dialogue

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
3:50pm to 4:50pm
If you like Socratic seminar, you will love Paideia seminar. Experience a Paideia seminar discussion and learn practical strategies for implementing seminars in your classroom.

Interdisciplinary Perspectives: Thinking Like a Historian, Writing with Authority

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
3:50pm to 4:50pm
In a high school-college collaboration, interdisciplinary perspectives promoted historical inquiry, primary document analysis, and authoritative writing on slavery in antebellum America. Explore history/ELA connections through several interactive mini-lessons.

Enemies Among Us: America's Civil War and Today's Refugees

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
3:45pm to 4:45pm
Learn how to connect modern hysteria over refugees to Civil War guerrilla warfare in this cross-curricular, primary source-based lesson. Leave with a ready-to-use lesson.

Bias and Racism in our Schools

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Explore strategies on differentiation in the heterogeneous multi-ethnic classroom deconstructing racism. Learn successful teaching strategies and receive materials to create safe, inclusive and effective social studies classrooms.

Presidential Economics: Viewing the Past through a Different Lens

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Looking for free, ready-to-go lessons that integrate economics, history, and English Language Arts? Look no further. These inquiry-based lessons highlight the presidencies of Woodrow Wilson, FDR, and Andrew Jackson.

What Makes a Candidate Progressive? A Look across Time

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
9:15am to 10:15am
2016 presidential politics brought progressive back into the national dialogue. How do modern politicians compare to progressives of the 1900s? See how students use inquiry activities to answer this question.

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