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Five Strategies for Teaching the Holocaust in the 21st Century

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
We share a 5-strategy approach to teaching the Holocaust: begin with local history, engage personal narrative, intercultural activities, inquiry-based document analysis, and digital media and interactive curriculum.

Successfully Create a World Religions Elective in Your High School

Thursday, December 1, 2016 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Replace that fear of teaching about World Religions in school with the courage, resources, and support you need to empower your students to be global citizens. Learn as well how to avoid controversies teachers have faced around the country, especially regarding lessons on Islam, when they brought in guest speakers, let students try on religious garb, and went on field trips.
Fee: $20 for members, $35 for nonmembers

Geography as Inquiry: Bringing People and Places to Life

Thursday, December 1, 2016 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Geography is defined as art, social science, and science. Participants will explore the world through case studies of such key issues as borders and passages, conservation and exploitation, and sustainability.
Fee: $20 for members, $35 for nonmembers

Washington DC: A Capitol Classroom for Onsite Civic Learning

Thursday, December 1, 2016 -
2:00pm to 5:30pm

Host: Close Up Foundation, Alexandria, VA

The city is your classroom at NCSS! Join this hands-on history and civic learning opportunity in Washington, DC. Whether you're visiting for the first time or your tenth, you will learn something you can take with you to your classroom. You will explore the Jefferson, FDR, and Martin Luther King memorials, where you will learn the history behind these remarkable sites and interact with them as never before, using a civic lens to understand how monuments can be explored by your students as a teaching tool. You will also travel beyond the marble monuments to Lincoln Park and Eastern Market, to look at the Capitol Hill neighborhoods and learn the history of Washington, DC.  Don’t miss this chance to explore Washington and take in all that the city has to offer while learning new ways to teach history and civics using place based learning. 

Teaching the World Wars through the Stories of the Fallen

Thursday, December 1, 2016 -
8:30am to 5:00pm

Host: American Battle Monuments Commission, Arlington, VA
America's overseas cemeteries and memorials offer a unique way to understand American memory. This hands-on, interdisciplinary workshop will be held at the offices of the American Battle Monuments Commission.

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

Teaching about Global Conflict and Peace in a Changing World

Thursday, December 1, 2016 -
9:00am to 12:00pm

Host: United States Institute of Peace, Washington, DC Violent conflicts and subsequent humanitarian crises have set the world on fire. In the midst of the chaos, though, are countless people working to extinguish the fires through peacebuilding means. Visit the U.S. Institute of Peace for a behind-the-scenes introduction to the work of international peacebuilding. You will meet USIP experts who work in foreign conflict zones, deepen your understanding of complex global issues of conflict and peace, and discover resources to teach these themes. The program will also include a tour of USIP’s iconic headquarters, at the “War and Peace Corner” of the National Mall.

 

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

A Century of Women in Congress

Thursday, December 1, 2016 -
9:00am to 12:00pm

Host: United States Capitol Visitors Center, Washington, DC

The House Historian’s Office, the Senate Historical Office, and the Capitol Visitor Center Exhibits and Education Division are pleased to offer this half-day educational clinic for teachers interested in learning more about the women who have served in the House and the Senate. Hosted at the Capitol Visitor Center, the clinic will offer a variety of instructional activities led by experts in the field.

Participants will:

  • Have the opportunity to learn about women who served in Congress with a special emphasis on the election of the first woman in Congress, Representative Jeannette Rankin, in 1916, through the groundbreaking “Year of the Woman” in 1992
  • Receive a behind-the-scenes look at a new oral history project featuring the recollections of women Representatives and House staff
  • Have the opportunity to speak with House and Senate historians and Capitol Visitor Center educational specialists about the historic role of women in Congress
  • Receive complimentary copies of the publications, Women in Congress,  Black Americans in Congress, and Hispanic Americans in Congress
  • Have the opportunity to view documents, objects, and photographs about women who served in Congress and receive tips on how to use these primary sources in the classroom
  • Receive an online tour of the educational resources available on House and Senate history

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

The Secret History of History

Thursday, December 1, 2016 -
2:00pm to 5:30pm

Host: International Spy Museum, Washington, DC

Teaching history through the lens of intelligence is not only timely but timeless. In a post 9/11 world a focus on intelligence and its role through history is critical. Join International Spy Museum staff for a 2,000 year journey through the secret history of history. Enter the shadow world of espionage in this clinic which will provide a keynote presentation with a former spy, an exploration of the Museum's artifacts and stories, and hands-on simulation and lesson demonstrations with the Museum's educators. Each participant will leave with a comprehensive packet of resources, the Museum's Cuban Missile Crisis simulation publication, and a newfound appreciation for how spying has often changed the course of history.

*Designed for secondary teachers. Cost includes a USB with SPY's lesson plans and resources and Museum admission.
Fee: $25 for members, $40 for nonmembers

NOTE: Attendees are on their own to reach this clinic, which is within walking distance of the convention center.

Civil Rights, the Constitution and the National Archives

Thursday, December 1, 2016 -
9:00am to 4:00pm

Host: National Archives, Washington, DC
Join National Archives educators for an engaging and fun-filled day exploring exhibits, discovering programs and researching primary sources related to the Bill of Rights and you!

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

Past is Present: Teaching with the Holocaust Museum

Thursday, December 1, 2016 -
9:00am to 4:00pm

Host: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC
The Holocaust resonates seventy years after it ended. Explore the US Holocaust Memorial Museum's exhibits and participate in new classroom lessons, receive free resources and discuss the Holocaust's relevance today.

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

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