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Equality in History: Literacy, Great Persons and Primary Sources Intersect

Garrison, Brown and Douglass. King and Alabama clergymen. Come learn about the nation’s ongoing dialogue about equality and social justice from the perspective of historical figures and their writings.

Genetics Gets Personal: Ethical, Legal and Social Issues in Genetics

High school students belong to the first generation that will have easy access to information about their DNA. How will this impact our society and how can we prepare students?

Using Games and Sports to Teach Psychology Terms

Come play games, solve puzzles and brain busters while relating to psychology terms.

Teaching with Music: A Reservoir of Social Critique

Music, a cultural pillar for millennia, is an ideal social studies resource for frequent pedagogical use. This session offers lessons and analytical models for eliciting critical thinking and multiple perspectives.

The Power of Place: Technology which Enhances a Global Classroom

Explore technology resources that showcase the concept of place in the classroom. 21st-century tools, archival resources, and hands-on activities will illuminate clear connections to the global world for students.

Economics beyond Advanced Placement: Literacy and Reasoning Skills for College Preparedness

Economics is a way of thinking that goes beyond the AP exam. Teachers have the means of developing key literacy skills to enhance student preparedness for the rigors of college.

Government, Assessments, and Common Core: How to Balance it All!

This session provides FREE lesson plans, activities, and simulations on flash drives designed to improve content reading and cognitive skills to raise student achievement on state and national exams.

Affirmative Action – Reverse Discrimination, Social Justice, or Equal Protection

How do Supreme Court decisions regarding equal protection in the past affect our society today, and shape our society tomorrow?

Predicting US Supreme Court Decisions: The Case for Same-Sex Marriage

This interactive session analyzes historic efforts to extend full and equal civil rights through the US Supreme Court with a focus on the case for same-sex marriage. Handouts provided.

Creating a Student-Centered Social Studies Classroom Using Socratic Seminar

SSocratic Seminar is an instructional strategy that fosters authentic teaching and learning by addressing the Common Core in a way that promotes a meaningful relationship between student and text.

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