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Central America: Hidden History of Immigration

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
3:45pm to 4:45pm
Explore reasons for the rapid increase in Central Americans crossing the border through brief biographical sketches of figures in twentieth-century Central American history with focus on present-day immigration.

Questions of Citizenship: An Inquiry into Human Rights in Asia

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
3:45pm to 4:45pm
Learn how to use the inquiry design model to provide participants with teaching strategies that engage students in evaluating contemporary human rights abuses in China and Myanmar.

Mapping Injustice: A Geographic Inquiry Approach to Social Justice

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Learn inquiry-based learning methods that promote the observation and discovery of social justice issues in a culturally diverse society through geography.

Becoming Us: Teaching Immigration and Migration for the 21st Century

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
3:50pm to 4:50pm
As demographics in public education change and debates on immigration rage, how can classroom teaching adapt to reflect contemporary issues? Explore toolkits for teaching immigration and migration today.

Go-Go Music: The Soul of DC

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
9:15am to 10:15am
New Orleans has jazz, New York has hip-hop, DC has go-go. Learn about go-go, meet a musician, and learn how this local, hidden history is being brought to the classroom.

Teaching US History through (Gasp!) Graphic Novels

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
2:40pm to 3:40pm
Discover the use of graphic novels within a US History high school curriculum and actively engage participants in learning activities utilizing nonfiction graphic novels about US History.

First People Not One People

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
The First Peoples are as different from each other as they are from Europeans, an infinity of nations, as noted by the French.

Art, Inquiry, and the American Experience

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
8:00am to 9:00am
Looking for new ways to get students excited about history? Explore how the simple strategy of comparing and contrasting two artworks can prompt meaningful student-driven inquiry.

Enhancing the History Classroom with History of Technology

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
11:15am to 11:45am
IEEE, the world's largest engineering association, is developing inquiry-based multi-media resources for inquiry-based global history classes to enhance understanding of the complex role of technology in an increasingly globalized society.

A Technology Town Hall for Social Studies Teachers

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Join the Technology Community in a town hall meeting to discuss how our community and the Council can better support educators year-round. Leave better connected and prepared to stay informed!

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