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NCSS Annual Conference Session Schedule

Thursday, November 16

Exploring Sikhism

10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Half Day Clinics

Come and learn about Sikhism, the world's fifth largest religion, and explore how to teach it in the classroom.

Fee:  $25 for members, $40 for nonmembers

Presenters: Pritpal Kaur Ahluwalia, Kaur Foundation, Potomac, MD

Inquiry, Argument Writing, and DBQ Online

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Full Day Clinics

To address the C3 Framework, instructional shifts emphasizing student engagement and writing instruction must prevail. The DBQ method helps teachers implement rigorous reading and writing activities in technology-rich classrooms.

Fee:  $35 for members, $50 for nonmembers

Presenters: Tyler Adams, The DBQ Project, Evanston, IL; Keith Hyndshaw, The DBQ Project, Evanston, IL

Transform Your Teaching through Inquiry-Based Media Analysis

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Full Day Clinics

Learn and practice the dynamic art of Constructivist Media Decoding that teaches ALL students life-long habits of critical thinking through questioning media content, sourcing, credibility, perspective, bias and more.

Fee:  $35 for members, $50 for nonmembers

Presenters: Chris Sperry, Project Look Sharp, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY; Cyndy Scheibe, Project Look Sharp, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY

Preparing NCSS/CAEP Program Reports—Clinic for Program Report Writers

9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Intercontinental Cathedral Hill Room
Full Day Clinics

This clinic will present information on preparing social studies education program reports, including information on the newly approved NCSS National Standards for the Preparation of Social Studies Teachers.

Fee: $300 for members; $375 non-members 

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Presenters: Brandie Benton, NCSS CAEP Program Review Coordinator; Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, AR
Higher Education

JFCS Holocaust Center

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Offsite Clinics

Host: JFCS Holocaust Center

Educators are invited to visit the JFCS Holocaust Center, to hear from a local Holocaust survivor, examine archival items and gain a deeper understanding of teaching the Holocaust and genocide. The clinic will include curriculum incorporating primary sources, using oral history video in the classroom, and a roundtable discussion on the future of Holocaust education in the post-Survivor era.

The JFCS Holocaust Center is Northern California’s primary resource for education about the Holocaust and patterns of genocide. We are dedicated to educating young and old alike about the causes and consequences of hatred, anti-Semitism, and indifference—during the Holocaust, as well as during contemporary times.

The JFCS Holocaust Center works with public school districts, private schools, Jewish day and supplementary schools, and individual educators to design curriculum and lesson plans, and to provide specialized teacher training and

Presenters: Morgan Blum Schneider, JFCS Holocaust Center, San Francisco, CA; Nikki Bambauer, JFCS Holocaust Center, San Francisco, CA