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Still Fighting the Civil War, 150 Years after Appomattox

Thursday, December 1, 2016 -
9:00am to 3:30pm
Why is it that a century-and-a-half after the guns went silent at Appomattox Court House, Americans still find themselves arguing and debating about the Civil War? What does this say about where we are as a nation in 2016? Join noted historian John Hennessy and noted history educator James Percoco along with staff of the Civil War Trust and Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership on a tour of Manassas National Battlefield. This clinic will examine how to avoid the pitfalls and minefields of the contested memory of the American Civil War, while exploring the site of the first major land battle of that war. Participants will receive a copy of Hennessey’s The First Battle of Manassas: An End to Innocence, July 18-21, 1861, and a list of related web sites, articles, and resources from which to engage students when discussing issues such as the Confederate Battle Flag and Confederate War Memorials. This clinic is aligned with the Common Core and the National Standards for United States History. Registration fees include all transportation and lunch costs as well as content materials and resources.
Fee: $80 for members and nonmembers

Using Inquiry to Discover Washington DC

Thursday, December 1, 2016 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Find treasure in Chinatown, discover the secrets of the National Mall, and pay tribute to fallen heroes. Join a hands-on exploration of Washington, DC using inquiry as our guide.
Fee: $20 for members, $35 for nonmembers

DC: The Monumental City

Thursday, December 1, 2016 -
9:30am to 3:30pm
This bus and walking tour visits the monuments of Washington and Arlington with a White House stop. Commentary and narrative is provided by two veteran DC tour guides/college history professors.
Fee: $30 for members and nonmembers

Youth Voices, Youth Vote

Thursday, December 1, 2016 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm

Host: National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Encourage and empower students to get involved in the political process with interactive programming and primary source-based lessons on advocacy and the vote and new research on youth voting.

NOTE: Attendees are on their own to reach this clinic, which is accessible by Metro.

The Threshold Project: Helping Students Understand Complex Global Issues

Thursday, December 1, 2016 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
The "Threshold Project" is a problem-based learning experience that uses the rule of law to help students identify and design solutions to complex global issues.
Fee: $20 for members, $35 for nonmembers

Tech + Narrative = Engaged Students

Thursday, December 1, 2016 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Harness the power of primary sources with Historical Narrative Inquiry! Foster the curiosity of learners to evaluate primary sources and create historical narratives on interactive timelines. Device needed.
Fee: $20 for members, $35 for nonmembers

A Historical Perspective on the Arab-Israeli Conflict and Peace Process

Thursday, December 1, 2016 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
High school world history, geography, and global studies teachers will deepen their pedagogic content knowledge in this dynamic workshop, which emphasizes inquiry based learning using Teaching with Primary Sources strategies.
Fee: $20 for members, $35 for nonmembers

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