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A Pocketful of History

--Sherry L. Field and Linda D. Labbo
Read a biography. Then examine "pocket contents." In Lincoln's vest pocket? A draft for a speech, theater tickets, and a photograph of his family, among other items. "Artifacts" are suggested for the pockets of Benito Juarez (president of Mexico), Grandma Moses (artist), Mary McLeod Bethune (black educator), and others.

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Partnering with the National Parks: 4th Graders and Beyond

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
10:30am to 11:30am
Bring social studies to life with the National Park Service's 4th grader Every Kid in a Park program. Rangers stand ready to help your kids explore our heritage and culture.

Starbucks, Yeti, North Face: A Brand New Look at Labels

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
1:35pm to 2:17pm
Discover successfully field-tested consumer literacy activities with fifth graders focusing on brands they love and want today! Explore economics through production, distribution, and consumption to cultivate young and wise consumers.

Finding the Career in the C3 Framework: Connections between Secondary Social Studies and Career Technical Education

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
9:15am to 10:15am
Investigate how career technical education (CTE) inquiry prepares graduates to be career ready. Learn how the C3 Framework reinforces these skills. CTE inquiry lessons will be shared and both frameworks will be compared.

Using Inquiry Strategies Effectively: Gems from the Instruction Community

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
2:40pm to 3:40pm
Learn about Gems when using inquiry strategies in K-12 classrooms. Explore a variety of topics, including using problem-based learning to address social justice and cultural diversity.

Art-Attack! Creatively Conquering Elementary Civic Learning with Arts Integration

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
3:50pm to 4:50pm
K-5 students use visual arts, drama, and dance to stimulate writing about civic learning. Students' self-reflections demonstrate understandings of civic learning. Learn by creating civic learning art with us!

Supporting Socio-Civic Skills in Culturally-Diverse Preschool Classrooms

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
10:30am to 11:30am
Explore a model fostering development of pro-social and civic skills with 3-4 year-olds in culturally diverse environments, and consider field-based ways to engage children in addressing pro-socially-oriented actions on age-appropriate issues.

Diverse Classrooms: Are You All Booked Up?

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
1:35pm to 2:17pm
Students' cultural and linguistic backgrounds can be incorporated into social studies content. Children's books are one way to include diverse perspectives. Does your classroom library include culturally relevant books?

Five Cool Class Projects for Grades 3-5

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
11:17am to 11:35am
Take collaboration to the next level with these fun class projects on HSTRY! Leave this fast-paced presentation with tons of examples to share with your students, school, and community.

Teaching Untold History between the Civil War and Civil Rights

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Bring this time period to life with historical role-plays, primary source documents, historical fiction, and nonfiction texts that teach African American history from the 1870s to 1950s.


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