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Beyond the Bubble: A New Generation of Historical Thinking Assessments

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
11:15am to 12:15pm
Learn about assessments designed by the Stanford History Education Group that incorporate documents from the Library of Congress's archives and examine sample student responses.

Talking the Talk: Developing Content Vocabulary with Primary Sources

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
11:15am to 12:15pm
Build students' content area literacy skills by providing multiple exposures and interactions to discipline specific language (vocabulary, discourse, and syntax) through diverse contexts and materials to develop independence and fluency.

Learn Library of Congress Primary Source Analysis Techniques

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
11:15am to 12:15pm
Learn to analyze primary sources using Library of Congress tools. This presentation will feature the 1965 Voting Rights Act and will showcase Lyndon Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act.

Teaching Geography with Primary Sources

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Learn about the power of using primary sources to teach geography through the work of a collaboration between the National Geographic Alliance Network and the TPS program.

Let's Teach Our Children Honest and Inclusive History!

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
10:00am to 11:00am
History UnErased's mission is to prepare every educator to teach every child about the vital role that LGBTQ history and people have played in our nation and world.

TPS Teacher Network

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
10:00am to 11:00am
The TPS Teacher Network is a professional online learning community for educators of all grade levels to learn new ways to utilize Library of Congress resources in their classroom.

Revising the DBQ: Using Tasks with Authentic Audience and Purpose to Support Argument Writing in History/Social Sciences

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
11:15am to 12:15pm
Get sample writing tasks, created in collaboration with middle school teachers designed to provide opportunities to develop students' argument writing and historical thinking with primary sources.

How a Nation Becomes a State: A Map Analysis Activity

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
10:00am to 11:00am
See how the Library of Congress's professional development module, Analyzing Primary Sources: Maps, supports student inquiry and understanding of changing regional boundaries and the idea of statehood over time.

Writing Like a Historian: Evidence-Based Writing Skills

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Preservice teachers were asked to write an essay explaining why the separation of church and state is integral to preserving religious freedom in America's pluralistic society. Discover the results.

Implementing Virginia's New Geography SOL Skills into the High School Social Studies Classroom

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Concerned about the new re-design of the Va. SOLs? The Virginia Geographic Alliance has put together a vast array of resources, techniques and ready-to-go lessons that align with the new SOL standards while giving you effective strategies for overall social studies education. Lessons are targeted at World Geography along with the new geography strands in World History I and II.

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