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102nd NCSS Annual Conference, December 2-4, 2022, Philadelphia, PA. Photo shows downtown Philadelphia.
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National Council for the Social Studies Conference - December 2-4, 2022 - Philadelphia
Image of course poster with title and collage of primary sources
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Fully Online: Course runs January 13 - February 22 , 2023. Social Studies and Humanities pose distinct challenges for struggling learners. Extensive discipline-specific vocabulary, difficult informational texts –including complex primary sources– and a need for background knowledge can be barriers. Yet the authentic sources, important ideas and connections to issues of these subjects also offer virtual tools for differentiation and potent means to motivate students.
collage of photos and posters, primary sources for the course
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What is fascism? Where did it come from? How does it impact human rights? What is anti-fascism and how did it arise? How did ideology shape the Spanish Civil War (the setting for the Ernest Hemingway novel, For Whom the Bell Tolls) and WWII? What legacies did those wars pass on in the decades since–in Spain, the U.S., Europe, and globally? 
Accessing Inquiry for English Learners through Primary Sources
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Course runs March-April 2023, and introduces exemplars of best practice pedagogy for English Learners in History and Social Studies classrooms. It demonstrates dual-language-learner-friendly approaches to primary and secondary sources using examples from the history of immigration and of foreign language communities in the U.S..

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National Council for the Social Studies Conference - December 2-4, 2022 - Philadelphia
Fully Online: Course runs January 13 - February 22 , 2023. Social Studies and Humanities pose distinct challenges for struggling learners. Extensive discipline-…
What is fascism? Where did it come from? How does it impact human rights? What is anti-fascism and how did it arise? How did ideology shape the Spanish Civil Wa…