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Teaching the Holocaust

Get a glimpse of the Southern Institute for Education and Research at Tulane University's summer 2016 workshop, which will explore the lives on Holocaust survivors who emigrated to New Orleans after World War II.

Back to the Future! Connecting the Past and Present with Classroom Technology

Technology can connect students with history in deep, engaging ways, creating active and informed global citizens. This BYOD session will explore digital resources that offer rich content to supplement classrooms.

Developing an AP History Long Essay

Among the changes to the AP History exams is the inclusion of the "Long Essay". This session will provide AP History teachers with strategies to help students prepare for this segment of the exam. Handouts will be provided.

Democratizing the DBQ: Critical Thinking and Historical Writing, Grades 4-12

The DBQ Project will overview their materials and professional development, and discuss how they help students and teachers handle rigorous document analysis and evidence-based writing in Civics, World History, and U.S. History.

Democratizing the DBQ: Critical Thinking and Historical Writing, Grades 4-12

The DBQ Project will overview their materials and professional development, and discuss how they help students and teachers handle rigorous document analysis and evidence-based writing in Civics, World History, and U.S. History.

Teaching the Arab-Israeli Conflict

Exploring the Arab-Israeli conflict through primary and secondary sources, participants develop content knowledge, experience student activities, and receive a free curricular resource packet complete with all student materials for lesson delivery.

The Big History Project: Examining our Past to Explain our Present and Imagine our Future

A panel of teachers provides hands-on experience with The Big History Project, a free, online history course for middle and high school students. It explores how we are connected to everything around us and where we may be heading. Learn from colleagues who have used it.

Why Big History? Why Now? The Case for Adding a "Big" Picture and Big Literacy Practices to History

Professor Bob Bain makes a case for a big picture, problem-based approach to world history, built on the reading, writing and thinking practices of historians. Drawing on evidence from classrooms using the Big History Project’s approach to teaching cosmic and global history, he shows how this coherent, problem-based, literacy rich course has helped students and teachers successfully meet the challenges of teaching and learning.

Above and Beyond: Increasing Social Studies Relevance through Field Experience

In order to increase social studies relevancy, varied and intentional field experiences must occur. This presentation will detail unique field experiences that go above and beyond the required placements.

Texting During an Observation? Yes, Please! Backchanneling to Support Metacognition

Interested in facilitating deeper reflection and metacognition in preservice teachers? Allow online chatting between preservice teachers and their methods instructor during field based observations. Learn techniques for effective implementation.

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