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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.

New Directions For Inquiry: Citizen Student Archivists Crowdsourcing the Past

How can crowdsourcing support inquiry-based learning? Find out through Mapping the Fourth of July - a crowdsourced archive where students investigate how Americans celebrated July 4th during the Civil War era.

Keeping up with the Times: Social Studies Changes and Continuities

This panel addresses the challenges, changes, and continuities in social studies education over the past 100 years from John Dewey's 1916 influential report to the current C3 Framework.

I am a Man: Promoting Civic Discussion Using Historical Documents

In collaboration with librarians, this project highlights ways of incorporating primary historical archives into urban elementary and middle school classrooms to foster civic discussion toward addressing issues of social justice.

Historical Inquiry and Middle-Schoolers: What Can It Look Like?

Learn how students collaborate online to craft historical arguments about democratic principles. Participants will engage with sample activities, review examples of student work, and get free material.

Explore Westward Expansion from Multiple Perspectives Using C3-Aligned Skills

In 1800, North America was home to Native American, European, and African groups. How did these groups interact over time? What voices are missing from the Westward Expansion story?

Engaging All Students in History through Visual Inquiry

Get tools that engage diverse learners using visual sources to promote historical inquiry, fostering skills of interpretation, analysis, and synthesis, while also increasing global competencies.
See Resources for this Session Engaging All Students Through Visual Inquiry

Democracy, Race, and Capitalism: Inquiry Arcs for the Progressive Era

Growing out of three NEH teacher institutes, this session presents inquiry arcs, major concepts, and suggested resources for US History teachers planning instruction about the Gilded Age and Progressive Era.

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