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Celebrating Excellence in Civics, Geography, History, and Economics

Join a panel of NCSS leaders modeling excellence in social studies pedagogy and content knowledge. Participants will share exemplary social studies instructional strategies for civics, geography, history and economics.

The Game of Teaching Sustainability to Our Digital Natives

Focused on 21st Century Learning, this hands-on session will introduce educators to game-based resources and 3D animation software for facilitating problem-based learning experiences focused on economic and environmental sustainable development.

The Record and the Rhetoric

Two 20-year-veteran AP teachers (US History and English Language & Composition) discuss how they worked with a shared cohort of students to adapt to the new AP US framework.

#MyParty16- National Election Project of Student Created Political Parties

Join #MyParty16, a national election project next fall where students create their own political parties competing against schools across the country. Use PBL to energize students around political issues.

Trials and Tribulations of Starting a Gender Equality Club

This session shares how a student group attempts to fight gender inequity and offers solutions for teachers as they use social studies to fight inequality inside and outside the classroom.

Murals: A American Celebration of Human Rights

Murals offer multiple methods of engaging all students in exploring culture, issues, and struggles of diverse American populations. Online assessment and art interpretation techniques make your classroom an interactive museum.

Uncovering the Omitted Past: Teaching Race-Related Events in U.S. History

For many events in U.S. history, the racial past is forgotten or downplayed. This session presents inquiry-based race-related lessons about three events in U.S. history often seen as race-less.

Congressional Hearings and Skits for the Gilded Age

Trusts, tariffs, strikes, graft, and political machines will come alive in your classroom! A veteran teacher will share two different interactive methods of supplementing instruction of the Gilded Age unit.

Excellent (and Free!) Resources for Teaching about the Middle East

Trying to enhance your teaching about the Middle East within your curriculum? Here's some assistance in finding reputable, FREE resources: lesson plans, films, background information, visuals, documents, class handouts, music.

Growth Mind-Set, Grit and Resiliency

Learn how you can foster resiliency in the classroom by promoting a growth mind-set that encourages students to take risks and develop grit while fueling a passion for learning.


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