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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.

It's All about Inquiry!

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
3:50pm to 4:50pm
Bring social studies content to life with inquiry! Experience artifact, text, and photographic inquiry in small-group rotations. Time-crunch friendly strategies that sharpen students' skills in critical thinking, reading, and writing.

Ignoring the Norm: Capturing History that is often Overlooked

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
3:50pm to 4:50pm
By creating a free, online text for students, educators brought in experts from tribes to weave Native and European perspectives together. Learn about their journey and leave with the text.

The Civil Rights Movement: A Living Timeline

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
10:30am to 11:30am
The civil rights movement, an ever-relevant time in our history, comes to life through this interactive research project as students become experts on 13 major events spanning from 1954-1968.

Surviving a Plague: LGBT History in the Social Studies Classroom

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Introduce students to the gay rights documentary How to Survive a Plague, making explicit connections to the social studies curricula. Discussion questions and resources will be provided.

We the Students Workshop: Choice-centered Pedagogy and the Constitution

Sunday, December 4, 2016 -
8:00am to 10:00am
In ConSource's simulation of the 1787 Convention, based on primary documents and grounded by historical context, students encounter the Constitution by engaging with the same issues the framers faced.

Demystifying Complex History: Essential Areas for Social Studies Instruction

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
3:45pm to 4:45pm
Learn how to complicate the dominant historical narrative and give students the whole history by applying essential areas to social studies content.

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.

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