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"Madaya Mom": Free Teaching Guide about Syria

Madaya Mom: The story of One Mother's Unimaginable Struggle for Survival is the story of a Syrian family in an online, comic-book format. Since journalists and cameras weren't able to gain access to the besieged town Madaya, ABC News began relying on dispatches from a Syrian mother for insider information. The news network decided to team up with Marvel Comics to create a free digital comic of her stories.
How would you implement technology to enhance your teaching methods and address learning challenges? Would you invest in a new computer or mobile devices for your students to use in the classroom? Or perhaps make use of software that streamlines your curriculum and lightens the load of grading papers?
Describe in 400-500 words the impact new classroom technology could have for you and your students. The top three submissions featuring the most innovative and beneficial uses for classroom technology will each be awarded $1,000 to spend on new technology for their classrooms.

United States Mint Lesson Plans: Teaching about and through U.S. Coins

Learn how to use U.S. coins as jumping points for instruction. The presentation will include an introduction to free lesson plans and materials from the Mint along with demonstrations.

Research and Writing in the Humanities and Social Studies Classroom

Analyze best practices to infuse research and writing projects into social studies courses and review an approach empowering student voice and choice that improves CCSS-aligned skills and content knowledge.

Exploring Certell's "Free" Multimedia Economics and Government Curriculum for High Schools

Certell offers free "soup to nuts" multimedia courses in common sense subjects and they're fun. Come peek inside and see how your school can use this FREE resource!

Is U.S. Democracy too Fragile for Voluntary Voting? Should We Require Voting?

In this session participants will engage in a lively facilitated deliberation about whether we should adopt mandatory voting in the United States. This deliberation will model a best-case, fair hearing of different points of view.

The American Folklife Center and Veterans History Project

The American Folklife Center and its Veterans History Project support teachers by providing primary source materials from one of the largest ethnographic archives in the world.

Kumu Waiwai: Teaching from the Source in Hawai'i

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

The Law Library of Congress has the largest global legal collection in the world. Learn about and the Law Library’s digital collections and publications, infographic maps, blog, and more.

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

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.


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