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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.

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.

Digital Economics Classroom

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
10:30am to 11:30am
Learn how to convert everyday economics activities to create a digital inquiry-based classroom.

Social Justice for the DNA of Henrietta Lacks

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
In 1951 Henrietta Lacks, an African American mother of five passed; unbeknownst to her, her cells were harvested for research. A pinwheel discussion will determine if Ms. Lacks received social justice.

Analyze This! Teaching A Contemporary Supreme Court Case

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
8:35am to 9:05am
Explore contemporary consitutional questions with a deep-dive on a current hot-button Supreme Court case. Specific case will depend on the Court's rulings and upcoming docket.

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