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Teaching Academics to Generation Z Students through Music and the Performing Arts

Learn about and come away with tested activities and strategies that use music and art as a supplementary curriculum to engage and teach today's generation of multi-media learners.

Take the Journey: Gateway to Civic Learning and Pluralism

Learn how the rich educational resources of the Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area can promote the pluralistic breadth and depth of American history through various strategies and techniques.

Synthesizing the isms in AP US History

The synthesis of terms like mercantilism, capitalism, nativism, imperialism, communism and other isms can provide all teachers a way to enhance their teaching of AP US History.

Reenacting the Great Depression across the Curriculum

History comes alive and is more relevant when reenacted across the curriculum. Students explore history using English, math, and home economics to enhance the historical events being studied.

Not Your Father's Lesson Plan: Game-Based Learning

Learn strategies for grades 9-12 teachers to promote inquiry within their classrooms by constructing role-playing history games.

I Cannot Tell a Lie, There Was No Cherry Tree: Using Historical Myths to Engage Students

How do you hook students from day one? Tell them what they've learned is wrong. Get lessons on how to identify myths in American history, while covertly teaching inquiry skills.

Hollywood, History, and The C3 Framework: Using Film in Inquiry-Based Lessons

Explore instructional strategies for grades 6-12 teachers that incorporate the C3 Framework through an analysis of film and historical documents.

History of Sports in America: A Real Class!

Do you love sports? Want to teach a fun elective? Walk away from this session with a fun idea for a class sure to get students ready to learn.

Freedom to Explore in an Ever Changing World

Freedom to explore ... allow students to be their own detectives. Use fun inquiry strategies that guide students to find their own answers using digital sources and technology in a changing world.

Examining a Historic Truth and Reconciliation Commission in the U.S.: Can Teachers Change Attitudes and Discourse about Native Peoples?

Discover how to teach the story of the unprecedented Truth and Reconciliation Commission on forced removal of Native children with a new documentary and its teaching resources, including a free film and curriculum.

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