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Beyond Superheroes: Using Graphic Novels as Serious Texts for History and Biography

Know kids love graphic novels, but not sure how to use them in class? Come learn where to find them, but more importantly, how to use them with students.

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

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.

Vietnam: To Teach a Nation

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.

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

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.

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.

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