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The Collaborative Social Studies Classroom

This session focuses on the collaborative relationship between the mainstream history teacher and the special education teacher. We will offer strategies on how to incorporate modified instruction.

Civil War Curriculum Workshop

Study the Trust’s Civil War Curriculum. This free resource provides 9 standards-based goals covering the war from disunion to reconstruction; complete with lessons, materials, and assessment. Then work with colleagues to create your own.

The Civic Mirror--A Simulation-Based Social Studies Program

This online and face-to-face education program utilizes the best of tech-ed and constructivist learning methods to transform classrooms into countries and students into citizens. Students don't just learn about law, government, and economics, they get to participate in their own mini-versions of them.

Humanity in the Midst of War: Empowering Tomorrow's Global Citizens

War is much more complicated than a video game. Give your students the skills to grapple with global issues and explore humanitarian responses to conflict. Free, standards-aligned, ready-to-use resources provided.

Chief Standing Bear's Footsteps: Voices from Our Past, Today

The investigation of Chief Standing Bear’s journey and the plight of the Poncas comes alive with engaging participant experiences using media, digital technology and historical habits of mind.

Teaching World and U.S. History as Mystery

Classroom ready materials teach U.S. and world history as uncertain problems based on primary & secondary sources: images, words, music, numbers riddled with bias, confusion, controversy to motivate youthful detectives.

The DBQ Project: A Solution to the Common Core Standards

Aligning with Common Core, The DBQ Project sharpens students’ critical thinking, reading and evidence-base writing. The Project’s method allows all students, grades 4-12, to excel in the sophisticated DBQ experience.

Window to the Circumpolar World: Global Interdependence in the Arctic

The Arctic is receiving increased attention as a result of climate change, natural resource exploitation, and sovereignty issues. If there is a “bright side” to these issues, it is that Arctic indigenous peoples have a greater involvement and more influential voice in international affairs than ever before.

National Geographic Teacher Fest

Join National Geographic staff for an exhilarating round of demonstrations of cool, classroom-ready activities.

Essential Seattle: A Historic Exploration of the Emerald City

Dive in to the rich history of the Pacific Northwest. Start the morning with an overview presentation during breakfast, then strap on your walking shoes to take in the sights of downtown Seattle on a guided walking tour.

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