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TAH Grant Update

Christine Miller, Teaching American History (TAH) team lead at the U.S. Department of Education, will provide updates on the TAH program and other ED programs and will lead a conversation on project sustainability. The session will also feature a presentation by one or more TAH project directors and by staff from the National History Education Clearinghouse. We encourage all TAH project directors, partners, evaluators and teachers to attend this session, to network with one another and discuss strategies and resources that can help sustain their projects after the period of federal funding ends.

The Collaborative Social Studies Classroom

This session focuses on the collaborative relationship between the mainstream history teacher and the special education teacher. We will offer strategies on how to incorporate modified instruction.

Civil War Curriculum Workshop

Study the Trust’s Civil War Curriculum. This free resource provides 9 standards-based goals covering the war from disunion to reconstruction; complete with lessons, materials, and assessment. Then work with colleagues to create your own.

Chief Standing Bear's Footsteps: Voices from Our Past, Today

The investigation of Chief Standing Bear’s journey and the plight of the Poncas comes alive with engaging participant experiences using media, digital technology and historical habits of mind.

Teaching World and U.S. History as Mystery

Classroom ready materials teach U.S. and world history as uncertain problems based on primary & secondary sources: images, words, music, numbers riddled with bias, confusion, controversy to motivate youthful detectives.

The DBQ Project: A Solution to the Common Core Standards

Aligning with Common Core, The DBQ Project sharpens students’ critical thinking, reading and evidence-base writing. The Project’s method allows all students, grades 4-12, to excel in the sophisticated DBQ experience.

Smithsonian's Let's Do History Tour

Join National Museum of American History educators for an interactive, multimedia supported presentation that showcases our interdisciplinary approach to teaching with a focus on everyday objects, people-centered stories, and dialogue.

Seattle Center Celebrates 50 Years!

Visit one of the most important tourist sites of the host city and participate in dynamic hands-on educational activities developed specifically to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Century 21, the Seattle World’s Fair.

Essential Seattle: A Historic Exploration of the Emerald City

Dive in to the rich history of the Pacific Northwest. Start the morning with an overview presentation during breakfast, then strap on your walking shoes to take in the sights of downtown Seattle on a guided walking tour.

Pre-AP Strategies in History and the Social Sciences

This interactive workshop presents teachers at the Pre-AP level with strategies to improve students’ historical thinking skills, specifically interpretation and analysis, through the exploration of primary and secondary sources.


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