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Don't Forget Me! Collaborating with Special Education Teachers

This interactive session demonstrates best practices supporting collaboration between K-12 special education and general education teachers. Participants learn how to create inclusive social studies classrooms supporting exceptional learners. Resources provided.

Visual Sources: Using Library of Congress Archives in the Classroom

Through guided investigation, participants will consider how digital primary sources make social studies more relevant. We will examine constructed narrative history and how sources preserve or challenge social themes.

Developing Purpose-Based Learning in U.S. History: Focusing on Civil Rights

Teachers routinely face students who ask, "why are we learning this?" This session prepares teachers to foster purpose-based student learning of U.S. History. Examples focus on the Civil Rights Movement.

Digitized US History: Wikis, Ning, and Google for the classroom

Learn how to use Wikis to create interactive projects; create a Ning.com network for digital social interaction in your class; Use Google Forms to create digital DBQs.

Asian Immigration, 1880-1940

This session introduces attendees to several methods, including use of several insightful primary sources, for teaching about Asian immigration to the United States in the late 1800s.

Phones On: A "Smart" Way to Infuse Technology into Learning

This innovative presentation will incorporate easy-to-use cell-phone technology into your classroom. The time has come to get our students sharing, interacting, and engaged. BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)

"Under God": Examining the Historic Change to the Pledge

The Pledge of Allegiance celebrates its 120th anniversary this year but “under God” has only been included since 1954. Why has this brief phrase been the focus of such scrutiny?

On The Move: Using Technology to Teach the Great Migration

Technology in the classroom can be a vital tool in creating student understanding. Using webquests, digital archives, and multimedia sources we will explore the Great Migration.

Mom, Were You Afraid of Being Eaten by a Dinosaur?

Understandings of chronology and time are foundational to making sense of history. This presentation offers elementary teachers multiple activities for engaging students in developing a sense of chronology.

What's My Story? Pacific Northwest Native American Youth Resources

Students can learn about Native American tribes through stories of people and place. Washington State has an online tribal sovereignty curriculum and this culturally relevant resource list provides context.

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