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Friday, February 17, 2017 - 9:00am to 10:00am CST

Define Citizenship and Goals of Government

Friday, February 17, 2017 - 1:45pm to 2:45pm CST

Federalist Papers and Discussion and Resources

Friday, February 17, 2017 - 10:15am to 11:15am CST

Intentional Civic Learning

Friday, February 17, 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm CST

The Bill of Rights

Friday, November 4, 2016 - 10:45am to 11:45am CDT

[Part 2 of 4]

Kira Duke and Dr. Stacey Graham continue guiding teachers through examining Primary Sources from the Library of Congress.

In this "Evaluating Sources" Activity, the teachers are divided into groups and given opposing views from Howard Zinn, Larry Schweikart and Michael Allen. Utilizing critical thinking and Primary Sources, teachers discover not only the political bias, but search to find commonality between views.

Friday, November 4, 2016 - 9:30am to 10:30am CDT

[Part 1 of 4]

Kira Duke and Dr. Stacey Graham guide teachers through examining Primary Sources from the Library of Congress. Teachers develop both open-ended and close-ended questions (based on Writing Prompts and Primary Sources) and discuss the advantages and challenges students may run into in a classroom learning environment.

Friday, November 4, 2016 - 12:30pm to 1:00pm CDT

Kira Duke and Dr. Stacey Graham continue guiding teachers through a workshop examining Primary Sources from the Library of Congress.

The "Research in Team" Activity shows teachers taking on individualized roles in groups examining Primary Sources. Each member scaffolds the research process - ending with group presentations.

Friday, November 4, 2016 - 1:45pm to 2:45pm CDT

Dr. Graham leads teachers through the re-designed Library of Congress website; showing teachers digital exhibits ready for use in the classroom and how Primary Resources can lead to other resources.
The day wraps up a discussion activity with questions students might have in the classroom and how to answer them.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 8:00am to 9:00am CDT

Ph.D. candidate Chris Willingham demonstrates some inquiry-based practices teachers can experience in the classroom with students.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 1:56pm CDT
Friday, June 30, 2017 - 10:15am to 11:45am CDT

This session will focus on the Capstone research that Ms. Skae did for her Vanderbilt Masters program, where she developed a competitive model within her 7th grade classrooms, that focused on belonging to a team and working for collaborative success within the classroom setting. This model improved classroom behaviors and student engagement.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 9:00am to 11:00am CDT

Project IMPACT
(Implementing Mathematical Practices and Content into Teaching)

Dr. Angela Barlow (Director of MTSU's Mathematics and Science Education Ph.D. Program) uses farm animals to teach Kindergarteners how different animal groups determine different a set number of animal legs.

Afterwards, Dr. Alyson Lischka moderates a discussion between 60 K-12 teachers and Dr. Barlow on the Kindergarten lesson.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 1:15pm CDT
Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm CDT

Dr. Dawn McCormack demonstrates the ideas of order (Maat) and disorder (Isfet) impact the history and culture of Ancient Egypt. Explaining how the words and drawings in tombs were constructed and why some stories wind up on sacred temples, Dr. McCormack even tells how the aspect of personalities translates between kings.

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 1:45pm to 2:45pm CDT

Corroboration Among Primary Sources

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 9:00am to 10:00am CDT

Kira Duke shows teachers how to make history more interactive by viewing past images through a historical lens. Utilizing photos and worksheets developed by the Library of Congress teachers build critical thinking skills in their students that carry beyond the History classroom.

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm CDT

Strategies for Teaching Excerpted Text

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am CDT

Dr. Stacey Graham breaks down the basics for History lessons in the classroom, from defining an excerpt easily for students, to navigating historical maps. Examining 2 excerpts about "The Starving Time" (Jamestown's difficult winter) both for an 4th grade class and another for 8th grade, Dr. Graham showcases the Old English barriers students may encounter and how teachers can guide students to understanding.

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 10:15am to 11:15am CDT

Food in WWII

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