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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.

The Power of Web Mapping: Not Your Grandfather's GIS

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
8:35am to 9:05am
ArcGIS Online is a Swiss Army knife for social studies teachers. In just 30 minutes, learn how to engage students by adding this versatile tool to your classroom.

Immigration Activism in a Red State

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
2:05pm 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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