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Lessons Learned in Researching Local History for the Classroom

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
1:00pm to 1:30pm
Gain insights into resources for researching local personalities and history as related to national historical events. They will receive sharing/publishing alternatives for using local history in the classroom.

Teaching an Authentic Portrayal of Thanksgiving: Resources and Activities

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
11:15am to 12:15pm
The dominant narrative has overshadowed Thanksgiving for too long! Leave your toilet paper roll Pilgrims at home and learn about the history and misconceptions surrounding this American holiday.

The Dilemma of the Divided City: Decision Making and Historical Empathy

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
3:50pm to 4:50pm
The conceptualized belief of decision-making on historical events often does not conform to students' beliefs. This presentation discusses the differing opinions and rationales associated with historical events and outcomes.

Entering the Barracuda Barrel: Learning History through Marketing to the Past

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
5:00pm to 5:30pm
In this award-winning project, middle school students learn about the past by creating advertisements of current products for consumers in a different historical time period.

U.S. Founding Documents Matter! Social Studies Instruction Impacts SAT Success

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
11:15am to 12:15pm
Students earn analysis in History/Social Studies scores on the new SAT. Delve into the social studies skills, sample questions, and instructional strategies that students need to be college- and career-ready.

Assessing Claim and Evidence through Informal Writing

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Claim and evidence are necessary for assessing knowledge and skills in social studies. While most teachers rely on formal writing, learn how to assess these skills through informal writing.

Tell Me A Story: Teaching Heroes' Values for Effective Citizenship

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
3:50pm to 4:50pm
Explore the utilization and success of the historical storytelling strategy via the values of heroes/heroines for the goal of effective citizenship. Innovative guidelines and ready-to-tell stories are provided.

Collaborations in Critical Literacy: Primary Sources for Elementary Classrooms

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
2:40pm to 3:40pm
Faculty members and preservice candidates from two universities, an education specialist from the National Archives, and teachers from two elementary schools share collaborative efforts to build inquiry learning from P-4.

Make the 1:1 Social Studies Classroom Come Alive!

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
2:40pm to 3:40pm
Has your school gone 1:1? Are you struggling to implement new technology effectively? Learn how past techniques combined with new devices can get students excited about classroom material.

Using the C3 Framework to Analyze American Engagement in Vietnam, 1963-1965

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Explore key events in the initial U.S. engagement in Vietnam. Using visual, literary, musical and other primary documents, learn how to connect content with literacy strategies.

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