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Should Nations Commemorate, Denigrate, or Venerate Conflicts? Let Students Decide

Aguinaldo. Geronimo. Nat Turner. Brigham Young. Freedom fighter, terrorist, or something in between? Learn how students investigated violent conflicts across US History and decided how to represent them.

Rethinking Research: Implementing an Inquiry-Based Process Using Brain-Friendly Strategies

Make a plan to redesign research that engages students in meaningful inquiry and gives them ownership of the process. Learn how to reenvision research with strategies that work.

Outcasts ... Oppressed ... Outlaws: Mix & Match Power, Liberty, & Justice

Ida Wells. Bayard Rustin. General Forrest. Learn about historical figures taking a principled stance, sometimes contrary to democratic ideals, and students deliberating how far to go to enact one's principles.

Make the 1:1 Social Studies Classroom Come Alive!

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.

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

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.

Collaborations in Critical Literacy: Primary Sources for Elementary Classrooms

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.

Assessing Claim and Evidence through Informal Writing

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.

The Runaway Slave Project: How to Make Purposeful Research the Heart of the US History Classroom

Learn how students can engage in hands on historical research, build technology and presentation skills, and collaborate with their peers as they work with runaway slave advertisements.

The Enslaved in Colonial America

How do you humanize slavery? This learning experience will change how you and your students view the enslaved at Washington's Mt. Vernon. All lesson resources will be available for participants.
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Teaching Asian American History through Children's Literature

Asian Americans are the most invisible group in American history texts and curriculum. This presentation will provide an overview of major periods in Asian American history and accompanying children's literature.


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