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Place-Based Learning: Investigating What Makes Our Town Unique

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.

Learning about and Writing for Journals in the Social Studies

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.

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

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.

GeoInquiries for US History with WebGIS and BYOD

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.

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

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.

COMICS: Content Opportunities with Meaningful Inquiry of Comics

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.

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

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.

Bienvenida! Social Studies Inquiry for English Language Learners

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.

A Revolutionary Education

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.

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


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