And today we take a look at some more interesting sessions! Be sure to check out other previews here and here and here. Please register and join us, and be sure to check out this preview of our two fantastic keynote speakers as well!
Session Title: Teaching Big Ideas in the Constitution
Charles M. Flanagan, The Center for Legislative Archives, The National Archives
Understanding the Constitution is essential to civic life, yet students often find this Charter difficult to read and comprehend. This session will introduce students to the Constitution by presenting educational resources that engage them in primary source-based exploration and discussion. The lesson, Teaching 6 Big Ideas in the Constitution enables students to decode the Charter in several ways including making a visual map of its articles. A second lesson, Constitutional Scavenger Hunt,includes techniques for using political cartoons to reveal major concepts in the Constitution.
Session Title: Slavery & Freedom in Savannah: Reinterpreting History with Virtual Learning
Explores the complexities of slavery and freedom in the antebellum South through the lens of the Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters in downtown Savannah. Participants will learn about the connections between the institution of slavery and the global economy and discover how one city can teach us about society and culture before the Civil War. Resources include interactive elements like primary source letters and images, navigable maps, videos, and a virtual walking tour!
Session Title: Founding Civics: Bringing America’s Founding Principles into the classroom
A discussion with three Florida social studies teachers and the Jack Miller Center about using primary sources to discuss the big ideas in American political history and bringing those conversations to students.
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Please be sure to register and join us, and be sure to check out this preview of our two fantastic keynote speakers as well!