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Meeting the Literacy Demands of the Twenty-First Century through Inquiry

The new Common Core Standards require that social studies classrooms take on a more dynamic role in literary instruction. This can be achieved through inquiry-based instruction in the middle grades.

Whose Past? National Identity, Coffee Table Books, and Iconic Photography

Can photos incite national pride and/or reconstruct the past? Questioning choice iconic photographs offers a stimulating hook for teacher-candidates to ponder how national identity will be taught in their classrooms.

Reclaiming the F-Word: Feminism in the History Classroom

This workshop aims to provide participants with concrete lesson plans, pedagogical techniques and curriculum recommendations for integrating feminism into the secondary history classroom.

Exploring Cultural Issues of Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan Wars

This presentation will explore alternative strategies for teaching the wars in Viet Nam, Iraq, or Afghanistan, by integrating analysis of profound cultural differences between the various combatants and resulting consequences.

Korea in the World: Insights from Korea Society Fellowship Recipients

Recipients of the 2011 Korea Society Fellowship will discuss their experiences in Korea and how that translates to lessons in the classroom.

French Revolution for Monday Morning: Four Short Lessons

If you teach the French Revolution, this session is a must see. It will provide four high engagement lessons with all materials: ready to roll out Monday morning.

Making "Sense" of the Holocaust through Historical Inquiry

This session demonstrates how students can better understand the people and atrocities of the Holocaust through historical inquiry that emphasizes the human element of both victim and perpetrator. Lessons provided.

PIRATES: An Exciting Interdisciplinary Theme for Social Studies

Middle school students can learn to distinguish between facts and myths, analyze the political and economic role of pirates in the Middle Ages and Colonial America, and integrate geography skills.

Why Didn't They Just Leave? Jewish Emigration from Nazi Germany

In studying the Holocaust, many students ask "Why didn't the Jews just leave Germany? Using documentary evidence, this session propose a lesson that allows students to evaluate this complex issue.

Aliteracy or Illiteracy? Knowing is Important!

Many history students are adverse to reading their textbooks. Aliteracy and illiteracy are the two most common factors that contribute to this trend. What can you do to help?

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