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The National WWII Museum's Collection in Your Classroom

The National WWII Museum's collection of oral histories is available online. Museum educator Nathan Huegen will showcase histories from the battles and the Homefront. Annotated guides and lesson templates included.

Promoting Authentic Learning: Using National History Day in Your Classroom

Come and see how to make connections between past events, present issues/current events, and future problems using National History Day projects. See how you can fashion a student-centered classroom.

Getting Started: That First Impression

What do new teachers need for the classroom and how can they find it? Interactive discussions and practical suggestions will focus on making a positive first impression on students.

Lights! Camera! Action! Social Studies & Reader's Theatre!

Join us in opening the window to the world of social studies through reader's theatre! We will explore published scripts as well as how to create scripts from children's books.

Utilizing the Learning Cycle Model for Teaching History through Inquiry

The Learning Cycle is an instructional model that utilizes inquiry in developing concepts. The purpose of this presentation is to demonstrate how this model can be utilized in teaching history.

Making History Come Alive: A "Living Museum" for Elementary Students

Session describes how a teacher preparation program built a "living museum" in partnership with the state historical society to help students understand the power of "doing history" in the community.

QR Codes: What are Those?

Increase literacy with QR codes. Discover the many ways you and your students can create QR codes for classroom use. A few ideas are bellwork, story telling and assessment.

Are We Cool Yet? Hot Topics in Cold War Policy

Using historical inquiry your students decide the role of government analyzing current policy in the Cold War's neglected regions, the Great Basin and the Navajo Reservation. Resources will be provided.

Windows to World War II: Transatlantic Cooperation 70 Years On

Learn about engaging history lessons set in a global narrative and exciting opportunity for professional development in the UK. Teachers and museum educators share primary source-based practical middle school activities.

Highway 61: Blues and the Great African American Migration

This presentation depicts traditional blues music as an example of oral history that paints a tangible picture of the motivations and experiences that led to the Great African American Migration.


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