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Place-Based Learning: Investigating What Makes Our Town Unique

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
3:50pm to 4:50pm
Learn about building a digital learning repository for local history that meets elementary social studies standards. This tool has become the springboard for learning activities developed with community partners.

Echoes from the Wall: Teaching the Impact of the Vietnam Era

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
8:45am to 9:15am
The founders of the Vietnam Memorial discuss how to teach the Vietnam war/era in the 21st century with a grounding in inquiry-based learning.

Building a Commitment to Social Justice: A Collaboration between DePaul University's College of Education and Facing History and Ourselves

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
3:50pm to 4:20pm
Learn how and why DePaul's College of Education chose to work with Facing History and Ourselves to prepare teachers, counselors, and school leaders for educating students in a multicultural world.

How They Became U.S. Citizens: Teaching Immigration through Individual Inquiry-Based Learning

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Discover an inquiry-based curriculum on immigration in the U.S. for elementary children. Follow along as a student learns about her heritage, becomes an immigrant, and moves to a new country.

A Revolutionary Education

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
9:15am to 10:15am
Harness the power of educational technology with these strategies to provide students the ability to explore and think critically about the past, the community, and the world.

COMICS: Content Opportunities with Meaningful Inquiry of Comics

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
2:40pm to 3:40pm
Let's talk about the complexities of social studies-focused graphic novels and the possibilities to include these resources in our classrooms. Attendees will receive student-friendly/teacher-tested activities.

The Wind Blows from the South Today: Crossing into Canadian Freedom

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
2:40pm to 3:40pm
Participating in the Underground Railroad as a runaway or as an abolitionist was an act of civil disobedience. Find out what happened when they reached Canada.

GeoInquiries for US History with WebGIS and BYOD

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
10:30am to 11:30am
GeoInquiries are free, open source exercises that are C3-based, teaching big map-based concepts in US History. Explore the collection and engage cutting-edge technology in this fast-paced introduction.

Bienvenida! Social Studies Inquiry for English Language Learners

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
11:15am to 12:15pm
Are you overwhelmed with the prospect of teaching historical inquiry to non-native English Language Learners? Come learn research-based strategies to make social studies inquiry accessible to students of all cultures.

SAMR & TPACK: Does Theory Work in an Actual Social Studies Classroom?

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Do the popular SAMR and TPACK technology theories stand up in the real-world? We put them to the test in a year-long technology integration into two social studies classrooms.


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