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US History

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.

Learning about and Writing for Journals in the Social Studies

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
9:15am to 10:15am
Editors of major journals in social studies education will provide overviews of their respective journals (purpose, audience, circulation, publication guidelines, etc.) for readers and prospective authors.

Vietnam: To Teach a Nation

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
The 50-year anniversary of the Vietnam conflict is here. We as educators and Vietnam Veterans have a story entitled The Vietnam Experience. We would like to share this experience.

9-11 Inside the Pentagon

On September 11, 2001, Flight 77 slammed into the Pentagon, killing 184 people. What happened behind the walls of the Pentagon is a largely untold chapter in history. Fifteen years later, survivors and first responders shed light on that tragic day. Visit
Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Understanding Sacrifice: U.S. Soldiers in World War II

“Understanding Sacrifice: An ABMC Education Program about World War II in Northern Europe” is a free online collection of classroom activities related to World War II, found online at Created by 18 teachers from around the world, each activity was made by researching the life of one fallen American hero from that war who is buried in an American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) cemetery in Europe. There are activities for science, art, and history.


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