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Immigration Histories: Inquiry and Oral Interview, Then and Now

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
11:15am to 12:15pm
Involve students in compelling inquiries: researching and documenting the stories of their own families and community members, in historic and current American contexts, with historical societies, libraries, families and neighbors.

Collaboration: College Students and 7th Graders Broadcast 1920s News

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Exercising distributed cognition and expertise, this presentation shares a 1920s unit that involved 7th-grade social studies students mentored by undergraduates in an educational psychology class, using an indirect digital internship.

TED + Socrates = Peer Mediation for Diverse Learners

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
3:45pm to 4:45pm
How do you get your culturally diverse learners to engage and collaborate? This session will guide participants through the process of zone of proximal development (ZPD) through peer mediation.

It's All about that Flip: History Instruction and Workforce Skills

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
3:50pm to 4:50pm
Learn about a flipped classroom model to increase students' learning of history and their development of 21st century skills, such as critical thinking and effective communication.

Activism Matters: Civil Rights Sit-ins, Wade-Ins, and Kneel-Ins

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
3:45pm to 4:45pm
Sit-ins, wade-ins, and kneel-ins played important roles in the civil rights movement. Review the history of these events, acquire teaching strategies and approaches, and take away resources.

What's Your Story? Discovering Your Local History through Primary Sources

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
3:45pm to 4:45pm
Local history is more compelling for students than textbook history. Get students fired up about their own history by using local primary sources. Let us show you how.

VBQs: The Video-Based Question Activity

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
8:45am to 9:45am
Video-Based Questions uses Google forms and video/media to engage learners and allows students to control the pace of their learning.

Who Were the Savages? Historical Perspective and the Indian Wars

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Explore an inquiry-based unit creating museum exhibits on Indian Removal/Dakota-Sioux Wars. Student-created exhibits drew on differing and contradictory sources to reflect multiple perspectives on this controversial era.

Using Critical Race Theory to Teach the US History Curriculum

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
11:15am to 12:15pm
Learn how to use the principles of Critical Race Theory to better teach about race, racial formation, and/or racism in all historical periods of the secondary US History curriculum.

Words as Historical Sources: Words of the Year and Inquiry

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
8:45am to 9:45am
What can Words of the Year teach us about historical inquiry? Learn how online dictionaries serve as fertile ground for academic language development, comprehension, and disciplinary inquiry (perspectives, contextualization, and sourcing).

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