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Celebrate Social Studies with Music: The Hot 100+ Song Activities

Experience classroom music and media activities to help diverse students apply social studies concepts, evaluate sources, and communicate conclusions to become socially responsible citizens. Packets provide 100+ ready-to-use activities.

Teacher's Guide: The C3 Framework and the Civil Rights Movement

Using primary sources, presenters will demonstrate how to evaluate sources, use evidence, and communicate conclusions regarding the question: what is the timing of the civil rights movement.

Building Literacy in the Social Studies: Teaching Literacy with Inquiry

Join District of Columbia Public School teachers to explore Center for Inspired Teaching's Wonder-Experiment-Learn inquiry cycle and receive teacher-created unit plans that use the cycle to support C3-based literacy instruction.

Creating Educational Songs And Videos As A Class Activity

The process of how students can create educational songs and music videos as a form of project based learning will be demonstrated as participants engage in a collaborative songwriting activity.

Truth without Trauma: Exploring Local History Safely

History is embedded in streets, buildings and monuments; sometimes, civic artifacts reflect a racist past. Leverage local history--safely--by exploring profiles and practices that promote learning and protect students.

History Goes to the Movies: Educating Youth with Film

By attending this presentation, you will learn how to incorporate unorthodox popular films into lessons associated with American History. Learn how to use films like Forrest Gump in lessons.

Back to the Future: Bringing the 1980's into the Present

A presentation that examines how to enable millennial students to make connections between their modern world and the 1980's, in which that world was shaped.

If These Walls Could Talk: Maximize your Classroom's Instructional Potential!

Tired of the same old bulletin boards and classroom decorations? Gain innovative, practical strategies for utilizing classroom space to enhance your students' historical thinking skills and supplement your content.

A Likely Alliance: Teaching Holocaust History with your Librarian

Enlist your librarian when teaching the history of the Holocaust. Using primary sources, video clips and hands-on lessons, this session offers excellent ideas that can be initiated now.

Break Down your Classroom Walls with National Parks!

A small high school partnered with a National Park to create sustainable, innovative projects for students and adults alike. This session describes that process and how you can too.

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