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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!

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.

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.

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.

Engaging Inquiry Strategies for C3 Framework Success with American History

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Inquiry strategies promote critical thinking, analysis of primary sources, argumentation, and social studies vocabulary. Explore interactive, easily implemented strategies that boost success with the C3 Framework and American history.

Art as Intellectual Social Studies

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Making art, like essays, primary sources, and discussion, has strong academic and intellectual merit. Learn how to do art as rigorous pedagogy.

Making Research Fun!: Ten Digital Tools for Inquiry Learning

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Using the inquiry arc and the Inquiry Design Model as a framework, presenters offer 10 technologies for enhancing student-centered activities of the inquiry process.


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