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Eliminating None of the Above: Creating Assessments in a C3 World

How can assessments push instruction to meet the demands of the C3 Framework and Common Core? Explore how DC teachers tackled this issue and learn to create questions for your own assessments.

Document-Based Learning: Outside Advanced Placement and Inside Student Minds

Explore affordances and constraints of Document-Based Learning approaches in secondary history classes through analysis of relevant research and findings from a small study on student feedback.

Do You Know What Your Students Know? Moving beyond Assessments

Learn about using formative assessments in the social studies classroom. Receive several examples to assess what students know, which then drives your instructional practices.

Approaches to Teaching Privilege in Elementary and Middle School Classrooms

Learn easy and adaptable approaches to teaching privilege and discrimination. Support student explorations into complex issues of social justice through simulations, Dr. Seuss, media literacy, and text-to-history connections through primary sources.

A Hands-On Guide to Teaching with a Multidisciplinary Mindset

How do we create global problem-solvers? We must teach with an interdisciplinary mindset. Receive the necessary tools to get started creating an interdisciplinary unit.

World War II: Three Countries' Perspectives

Acquire the necessary tools to engage your students in a journey to uncover the biases involved with the teaching of World War II.

Visual Literacy: Creating Historical Infographics

Create visually literate big picture thinkers. Learn how your students can answer the compelling questions of social studies by evaluating data and text to create historical infographics.

Teaching Tough to Tackle History: DOVE and Civil Rights

Explore ways to teach the Desegregation of Virginia Education (DOVE), using a web-based archive that can help students develop new historical understandings, critical thinking and effective communication skills.

Teaching the American Dream: Investigating Past and Present Perspectives

Engage with teaching multiple representations of the American Dream across social studies disciplines and explore instructional strategies and materials for analyzing the American Dream within various C3 inquiry arcs.

Picturing the Past: Make Visual Sense of Historical Evidence

Learn to use the I-CAN-C inquiry model to better enable striving readers to make sense of historical images and connect to textual sources. Engage in and receive student samples and activities.

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