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Congresswoman Jeannette Rankin: The First, but not the Last

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
This multimedia poster presentation highlights a new oral history project with former women representatives and staff for the centennial of the election of the first woman in Congress--Jeannette Rankin.

Serial Injustice? Sparking Student Inquiry into State v. Adnan Syed

Sunday, December 4, 2016 -
8:00am to 10:00am
Explore injustice in the American criminal justice system through the case of a teenage murder defendant, Adnan Syed. Participants will access primary source documents and leave with ready-to-use, learner-centered lessons.

Election Season Engagement: Real World Activities in the Government Classroom

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
10:35am to 11:17am
Senior high school students will get excited about voting with this election simulation. Students reflect upon political views, organize and execute campaigns, and track candidates. Resources will be distributed.

Turn Your Government Classroom into an Exciting Civics Lab

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
3:50pm to 4:50pm
Learn how students become empowered citizens through project-based learning in civics and government, taking informed civic actions on issues they care about and effectively communicating their conclusions to others.

Why a Bill of Rights? National Archives App and Resources

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Learn about the National Archives's app, videoconference, and other resources that can help your students understand why and how we have a Bill of Rights. Includes hands-on analysis.

Teaching C3 Inquiries Using Library of Congress Political Cartoons

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
2:40pm to 3:40pm
Use the Library of Congress Online Exhibit: Pointing their Pens and the C3 Framework to receive ready-to-go visually-based inquiries focusing on social justice.

Spaces of Diversity and Dialogue: Social Justice in the Classroom

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
10:30am to 11:30am
Learn how to introduce the experiences of a minority community (Sikh-Americans) into the classroom as a starting point for dialogue about broader social justice and civil rights issues.

Controversy! Building Common Ground in the Classroom with Civil Conversation

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Learn how to empower students to discuss controversial issues constructively; develop speaking, listening, and close reading skills; and improve understanding of their role in democracy.

Discussing the Constitution with Scholars

Sunday, December 4, 2016 -
8:00am to 10:00am
The free video series, James Madison Legacy Project, enhances knowledge on the content of the principles of the U.S. Constitution and its evolution to the present.

Action Civics: Developing the Next Generation of Civic Leaders

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
8:00am to 9:00am
Do you see value and urgency in bringing civic education into the real world? Explore an experiential approach to civics, called Action Civics.

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