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Teaching the World Wars through the Stories of the Fallen

Host: American Battle Monuments Commission, Arlington, VA
America's overseas cemeteries and memorials offer a unique way to understand American memory. This hands-on, interdisciplinary workshop will be held at the offices of the American Battle Monuments Commission.

NOTE: Attendees are on their own to reach this clinic, which is accessible by Metro.

Civil Rights, the Constitution and the National Archives

Host: National Archives, Washington, DC

Join National Archives educators for an engaging and fun-filled day exploring exhibits, discovering programs and researching primary sources related to the Bill of Rights and you!

  • Learn about the unique educational materials, methods, and experiences from National Archives locations across the United States, including Presidential Libraries.
  • Identify methods and resources that connect students with the past and prepare them for civic engagement in the 21st Century.
  • Discover innovative teaching strategies including DocsTeach, distance learning, Apps and eBooks that provide easy access to primary sources while modeling best teaching practices to encourage higher level thinking skills.
  • Tour the exhibits at the National Archives including “Amending America.” This exhibit explains the amendment process and examines why only 27 of the over 11,000 proposed amendments became part of the Constitution.
  • Research original records in the Innovation Hub and learn how to be part of this cutting edge concept in scanning records for public access.  

NOTE: Attendees are on their own to reach this clinic, which is accessible by Metro.

Using Inquiry to Discover Washington DC

Find treasure in Chinatown, discover the secrets of the National Mall, and pay tribute to fallen heroes. Join a hands-on exploration of Washington, DC using inquiry as our guide.
Fee: $20 for members, $35 for nonmembers

Tech + Narrative = Engaged Students

Harness the power of primary sources with Historical Narrative Inquiry! Foster the curiosity of learners to evaluate primary sources and create historical narratives on interactive timelines. Device needed.
Fee: $20 for members, $35 for nonmembers

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