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"Who ARE These People?" Facilitating Cultural Understanding through Historical Inquiry

How do the practices and products of different groups reveal cultural values? Introducing students to historical methods enables them to formulate pertinent questions, conduct independent research, and communicate their findings.

Use of Google's NGRAM to Explore the Civil Rights Movement

The use of Google's Ngram will be explored to create word maps connected to the civil rights movement.

Music, TV and Film: Giving History a Modern Feel

Integrate Common Core expectations with music , film, and TV! This interactive session provides easy to implement, hands-on strategies for engaging secondary students in history. Handouts provided.

Virgin Territory: The Reintroduction of National History Day to Montana

After a 25-year hiatus, National History Day is back in Montana and survey results indicate the program is making an impact on students' experiences in the social studies classroom.

An Ecological Education: Interdisciplinarity in Social Studies

Social studies, by its very nature, demands an interdisciplinary approach. Likewise, ecological education thrives in cross-curricular settings. We will examine how we can integrate ecologically inspired approaches into social studies.

Out of Place and Finding Home: Curriculum on Bhutanese-Nepali Refugees

This lesson examines the quest for social and political rights by Bhutanese-Nepalis. Materials and activities help students examine why and how persons become displaced and how they rebuild their lives.

Agents of Place: Using Steetview Maps in the Classroom

In this lesson students use Google's Streetview project to learn about what factors create a "sense of place" in a secret agent-style game.

Opening Doors to Home Ownership: Developing Students' Financial/Economic Literacy

This presentation will feature free interactive web-based resources to develop financial literacy competencies of: earning, spending, saving, borrowing and protecting against risk in aiding students to become informed decision makers.

World on the Brink: Communication, Foreign Policy, and U.S.-USSR

You are Kennedy or Khrushchev and it is 1962. Will you make the right decision or plunge the world into nuclear darkness? Its your decision now.

Yes! There IS Room for Literacy in Social Studies Instruction!

Can I encourage students to synthesize content while fostering literacy? This high energy, interactive session demonstrates nuts and bolts’ strategies to foster content and instructional shifts for college/career readiness.

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