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Ignoring the Norm: Capturing History that is often Overlooked

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
3:50pm to 4:50pm
By creating a free, online text for students, educators brought in experts from tribes to weave Native and European perspectives together. Learn about their journey and leave with the text.

Ready to Sing and Dance? Inquiry through Civil Rights Music

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Are you looking for a new approach to teaching the Civil Rights Movement? Have your students actively engage in the messages brought by folk and popular music through inquiry.

The Civil Rights Movement: A Living Timeline

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
10:30am to 11:30am
The civil rights movement, an ever-relevant time in our history, comes to life through this interactive research project as students become experts on 13 major events spanning from 1954-1968.

Surviving a Plague: LGBT History in the Social Studies Classroom

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Introduce students to the gay rights documentary How to Survive a Plague, making explicit connections to the social studies curricula. Discussion questions and resources will be provided.

We the Students Workshop: Choice-centered Pedagogy and the Constitution

Sunday, December 4, 2016 -
8:00am to 10:00am
In ConSource's simulation of the 1787 Convention, based on primary documents and grounded by historical context, students encounter the Constitution by engaging with the same issues the framers faced.

Demystifying Complex History: Essential Areas for Social Studies Instruction

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
3:45pm to 4:45pm
Learn how to complicate the dominant historical narrative and give students the whole history by applying essential areas to social studies content.

Adapting Documents for Below-Proficiency Students

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
3:45pm to 4:45pm
Learn about different methods for adapting primary and secondary texts for students struggling to meet English or literacy proficiency without compromising best practices.

9/11/2013: The Heroes of Flight 93: Never Forget

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
9:20am to 9:50am
Did that really happen? Facilitating your students' development of a more comprehensive perception of current and historical events by exposing them to thought-provoking discussions with local experts.

Arrest Me Properly: How Civil Disobedience Shaped and Shapes America

Sunday, December 4, 2016 -
8:00am to 10:00am
Civil disobedience has led to reform throughout US History. Compare evidence from three historic and modern cases of civil disobedience to explore its role in reform.

Our Evolving Classrooms: Involving Students with Autism in Social Studies

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
2:40pm to 3:40pm
Lacking confidence/skills necessary to meet the needs of your students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)? Learn information/evidence-based strategies to assist students in reaching their full potential in social studies classes. This session is designed for all grades.

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