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Inquiring Minds Want to Know

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Your students want to be good writers. What's more, their writing should construct meaning, not create stress. Teach them the not-so-secret formula and make inquiry learning meaningful.

How to Conduct Inquiry-Based Oral History from the Student Perspective

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
10:30am to 11:30am
Learn best practices for engaging students in their community through oral history. Students, teachers, and interviewees share experiences and takeaways from this inquiry-based project.

Approaches to Teaching Privilege in Elementary and Middle School Classrooms

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
9:15am to 10:15am
Learn easy and adaptable approaches to teaching privilege and discrimination. Support student explorations into complex issues of social justice through simulations, Dr. Seuss, media literacy, and text-to-history connections through primary sources.

Do You Know What Your Students Know? Moving beyond Assessments

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
4:20pm to 4:50pm
Learn about using formative assessments in the social studies classroom. Receive several examples to assess what students know, which then drives your instructional practices.

Teaching about Wars from a Human Perspective

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
8:00am to 9:00am
Learn how to teach about wars from a human perspective with multiple activities that help students understand the impact war has on people's lives.

You Can Only See What You Know: Creative Inquiry Synthesis

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Use dynamic, evidence-based inquiry lessons to guide your students to uncover past and present competing narratives and help them synthesize their learning through creative culminating activities. Materials and technology provided.

Document-Based Learning: Outside Advanced Placement and Inside Student Minds

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
2:40pm to 3:40pm
Explore affordances and constraints of Document-Based Learning approaches in secondary history classes through analysis of relevant research and findings from a small study on student feedback.

Rosa's Not Alone: Women's Civic Agency in the U.S. Civil Rights Movement

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
3:50pm to 4:50pm
This presentation provides secondary teachers with information, resources, and inquiry-based lesson plans designed to highlight women's roles in the U.S. civil rights movement and to inform students' own civic engagement.

The Great Amendment: The Fourteenth Amendment and America Reconstructed

Sunday, December 4, 2016 -
8:00am to 10:00am
2016 marks the sesquicentennial of the submission of the Fourteenth Amendment to the states. This seminar focuses on the origins, formation, and meanings of the Great Amendment that redefined America.

Vietnam: A Girl, a Soldier, and a Teacher

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
8:00am to 9:00am
Tinker plaintiff Mary Beth Tinker connects with a soldier and a social studies teacher to teach the Vietnam War. Hear their stories, and how your students can connect as well.

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