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Teaching about Slavery: Insights from a Museum-Based Teacher Cohort

Discover archival documents and stories to represent the humanity of the enslaved, challenge your students’ thinking, and maintain sensitivity to racial dynamics in the classroom. Approaches tested for grades K-12.

SkewU: Helping Students Become More Discerning News Viewers

Today's numerous information sources combined with politicized news reporting create a difficult environment for a student trying to sort fact from opinion. Skewed News Tutor's founder will share lesson ideas.

Psychology's National Standards and Literacy: Delivering on the Core

This session demonstrates how the APA's National Standards deliver Common Core content and literacy. This interactive session highlights key domains in psychology and provides comprehensive learning strategies for all students.

Gaming for Change: Learning about Global Issues through Serious Games

Serious online games are great media to engage students to learn about global issues. Theoretical perspectives, case studies, pedagogical approaches and sample lessons will be discussed in this session.

Old Man River: Humans and their Relationship with the Mississippi

Presentation focuses on human interaction with the Mississippi River. These primary sources will be used interactively: Mark Twain’s account of Life on the Mississippi, historic flood photography, and Google Earth.

From Montgomery to Soweto: Achieving Social Justice through Economics

Using the Montgomery bus boycott and anti-apartheid efforts in South Africa as examples, this session highlights how principles of economics can be applied to achieve social justice.

Can We Talk? Facilitating and Evaluating Classroom-Based Discussions

This session will demonstrate how instructors can utilize Web 2.0 tools such as Answer Garden, Poll Everywhere, and Wiffitti to increase student engagement and extend dialogue beyond the classroom.

Putting NCSS’s Position on Technology into Practice

Come learn how to use social media with your students to breath life into social studies and the democratic experience, grounded in the NCSS position statement on technology.

Abraham Lincoln and His World: Problems of Slavery and Eman

Abraham Lincoln is one of America’s most beloved presidents. His presidential decisions have left a variety of historical interpretations on his views of equality and his role in ending slavery.

Don't Lose the Forest between the Trees: Balancing Source Selection

Primary sources take many forms, and provide rich, varied perspectives on historical events. Learn how to build the best selection for a given event, maintaining balance between story and narrative.

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