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Through Chinatown's Eyes: Racial Identity during Washington, DC's 1968 Riots

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
8:45am to 9:45am
Filmmaker Penny Lee's documentary reveals how Chinese Americans, neither black nor white, saw their lives and neighborhoods threatened and transformed by rioting that rocked Chinatown following Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination.

Integrate Science, Social Studies, and Literature to Fascinate and Empower

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
3:50pm to 4:50pm
Award-winning literature helps integrate social studies, science and common core! Joy Hakim tells the Story of US and the Story of Science, too, for practical ideas to fascinate and empower learners.

Be The Curator! Organizing a Thematic Exhibition with Inquiry-Based Learning

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
2:40pm to 3:40pm
Introduce students to the role of a museum curator through organizing a thematic exhibition of American artwork from the National Portrait Gallery. Attendees will receive ready-to-go lesson plans and materials.

When 2nd Meets 7th: A Collaborative Approach to Immigration

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
8:45am to 9:15am
Discover how a cross-grade partnership can motivate and engage students. Walk away with examples and templates to create your own partnership unit.

What Would YOU Do? Social Justice Lesson, Birmingham Children's Crusade

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
3:50pm to 4:50pm
Hear from the daughter of a civil rights activist about Kids in Birmingham 1963. Leave with a lesson plan to help students reflect on their willingness to stand for justice.

From the Movies to Playgrounds: The Cold War at Home

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
10:30am to 11:30am
Learn how to incorporate aspects of Cold War culture, and how to use playground equipment and novels in lessons.

Missing Pieces of Evidence? History as Inquiry

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
11:15am to 12:15pm
What happened to Aaron? What is the Exeter family doing? Explore what happens when there are missing pieces of evidence. Discover some mysteries of history!

Architecture as a Primary Source

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Architecture reveals an incredible amount about the culture and time period of its creation, yet it is forgotten in classrooms. Learn ready-to-use strategies to teach history with architecture.

Visualizing Historical Events: Preservice Teachers Bring History Alive

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
9:15am to 10:15am
History is boring! No it isn't!! Preservice teachers strategize ways to bring history alive, through inquiry, discussions, and new perspectives, which engage and motivate student learning.

Liberty and Equality: Voting Rights, Women, and the Nineteenth Amendment

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Join the Bill of Rights Institute for a student-friendly lesson demonstration focused on using primary sources to analyze women's struggle for liberty and equality during the Suffrage movement.

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