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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.

Beanie Babies, Pocket Watches, and Washington's Wooden Teeth

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
5:35pm to 6:17pm
Everyday objects can reveal a range of information if you ask the right questions. Object-based inquiry encourages observation and critical thinking. Allow your students to be curators with museum-integrated learning.

Using Inquiry and the Common Core to Design Text-Based Questions

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
9:15am to 10:15am
Learn how to implement the new Inquiry Design model, promoting deeper analysis of complex texts in alignment with the Common Core.

Trial of Susan B. Anthony: Teaching Federal Trials

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Explore primary sources related the landmark case U.S. v. Susan B. Anthony, and how to incorporate federal trials into the classroom. Receive resources for use with students.

DocsTeach: A Primary Source-Based Teaching Tool from the National Archives

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
8:45am to 9:45am
Join the National Archives to discover DocsTeach.org and its new features. Learn to find, customize, and create primary source-based student activities that promote historical thinking and build inquiry skills.

Effective and Stressless Ways to Integrate Tech into Your Lessons

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Engage and motivate students using proven free game-changing tech tools to bolster your curriculum. Inquiries, presentation tools, simulations, memes, Twitter/social media, podcasts, distance learning, and apps/extensions. Materials provided.

Teaching with TIM

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Receive an example of a Technology Integration Matrix (TIM) that can be used to support civic learning and cultural inquiry in any social studies classroom.

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