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US History

How Not to Be a Bore

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
10:30am to 11:00am
Make history in your elementary classroom by making social studies come to life with product boards, history in a box, creative book reports, and living history events.

World War II: Three Countries' Perspectives

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Acquire the necessary tools to engage your students in a journey to uncover the biases involved with the teaching of World War II.

Curate and Connect: Using Local Resources to Plan for Inquiry

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
3:50pm to 4:50pm
Explore a pathway to help teachers plan inquiry-based lessons that tap into local resources to integrate experiential learning into their courses.

Explore Westward Expansion from Multiple Perspectives Using C3-Aligned Skills

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
8:00am to 9:00am
In 1800, North America was home to Native American, European, and African groups. How did these groups interact over time? What voices are missing from the Westward Expansion story?

New Directions For Inquiry: Citizen Student Archivists Crowdsourcing the Past

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
8:45am to 9:45am
How can crowdsourcing support inquiry-based learning? Find out through Mapping the Fourth of July - a crowdsourced archive where students investigate how Americans celebrated July 4th during the Civil War era.

Teaching the American Dream: Investigating Past and Present Perspectives

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Engage with teaching multiple representations of the American Dream across social studies disciplines and explore instructional strategies and materials for analyzing the American Dream within various C3 inquiry arcs.

I am a Man: Promoting Civic Discussion Using Historical Documents

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
3:50pm to 4:20pm
In collaboration with librarians, this project highlights ways of incorporating primary historical archives into urban elementary and middle school classrooms to foster civic discussion toward addressing issues of social justice.

The Civil Rights Movement: Examining Liberty and Equality

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
9:15am to 10:15am
Learn about an interactive, classroom-ready lesson demonstration using primary sources including images, excerpted court decisions, and writings of Martin Luther King Jr. to explore the twentieth-century civil rights movement.

The Pedagogical Marriage of Memes and Political Cartoons

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Reexamine the traditional uses of political cartoons in the social studies classroom by investigating their parallels with memes as political commentary. Explore the use of meme generators for student creation. Document Clusters: Lincoln and the Civil War

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
3:45pm to 4:45pm
Help students learn about Lincoln's decision-making and the challenges he faced through clusters of documents, bringing to life his ideas through his words.


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