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U.S. History

The C3 Foundry 2.0: Building the Inquiry Design Model

This clinic will examine the Inquiry Design Model (IDM), a unique approach to creating curriculum and instructional materials featuring questions, tasks, and sources while relying on teacher expertise and experience.

Patriots, Heroes, and Engaged Citizens: Helping Students Understand Social Responsibility

Presenter will offer strategies to help students identify characteristics and actions of American patriots, heroes and responsible citizens. Critical thinking, content literacy skills, and effective questioning will be modeled. Handouts.

Say What? Creating Socially Responsible Citizens in Urban Middle Schools

Foster the promotion of socially responsible young citizens in an urban middle school by creating and initiating innovative lessons driven by student interest in current social issues and events.

Defending Slavery: Using Contested Perspectives to Teach the Peculiar Institution

How can students comprehend the perspectives of those who defended slavery? This workshop emphasizes social studies disciplinary literacy in analyzing the evolving perspective of slaveowners.

Superheroes in Gotham: Comic Books in Historical Context

What do comics teach us about the past? Using sources from the exhibition Superheroes in Gotham, participants will examine the history of comic books through the lens of social responsibility.

Uncovering the Past through Interdisciplinary Learning Strategies

Throughout this interactive presentation, a variety of historical themes, civil inequalities, and analytic techniques are exposed as the audience delves into interdisciplinary study through the novel, The Curse of Caste.

Helping SS Teachers Become Writing Teachers - Providing Meaningful Feedback

Do you avoid teaching writing because you fee; overwhelmed reading student work and providing feedback? Learn how automated-essay scorers and peer-review can reduce your workload while creating a student-centered classroom.

By Land or Sea: Creating a Collaborative Field-Based Enrichment Module

Attendees will be exposed to the construction of collaborative curriculum through the use of student-oriented and led project modules that encourage engagement and immersion in fieldwork activities.

Preparing Elementary Students for Performance Based Assessments & Disciplinary Literacy

Make assessing historical thinking skills for elementary SS rigorous and realistic. Come review specific lesson plans, performance assessments and resources for introducing historical thinking skills in the elementary grades.

Writing History: Using Written Expression to Celebrate Learning

Explore strategies for writing in Social Studies and leave with classroom-ready U.S. History based writing lessons and assessments! Ideal for teachers of students with learning differences/diverse learning needs.

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