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When Students Run the World: The Power of Democratic Classrooms

What does it look like when classrooms are transformed into living democracies? Learn about the Legislative Semester, an instructional model that trains students to be future leaders of the world.

Writing History: Meaningful Writing and Feedback in Social Studies

How can writing experiences facilitate student mastery of standards? Get the answer and more in this workshop on writing in the history classroom. High-impact feedback strategies will be highlighted.

Democracy Lost and Won: The Detroit Bankruptcy and its Legacy

Use economics, civics, and historical concepts while inspiring informed action for a better tomorrow. We demonstrate using the C3 Framework to investigate the largest municipal bankruptcy in American history.

Climate Change: We're Not All Equal

Climate change affects everyone, everywhere. But not equally. This session introduces participants to a mixer activity that helps students encounter the diverse impact of climate change throughout the world.

Using Election Issues to Teach Civic Participation

Elections present an opportunity to learn about issues and candidates, participate in caucuses and debates, and exercise social responsibility and VOTE. Learn tactics to teach elections and increase voter education.

Casing History: Student Analysis of Significant Court Cases in History

Casing History transforms legal history into dynamic opportunities for student analysis of critical Supreme Court decisions; these court cases directed the course of America's history.

Exploring Student Activism through History -- The 1960s

Student activism in the 1960s resulted in lasting change that helped shape contemporary society. This session explores three student-led movements to expand education as well as specific learning strategies.

Pondering the Progressives

Analyzing the key players, reforms efforts, and court cases of the Progressive Era will illuminate the role this period has played in helping shape the United States today.

Real World History: Creating and Leading an Applied History Course

Join the students, course instructor, and museum staff involved in an innovative high school applied history course created and led by Center for Inspired Teaching in Washington, DC.

The Pen and the Sword: Elevating Student Writing in History

Re-imagine the writing process to create a framework for thesis-driven essays that include four key techniques to marry evidence with analysis, greatly improving student writing in both cogency and effectiveness.


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