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Winter Course on Using Inquiry and Primary Sources to Increase Access for ALL

Published on Fri, 01/15/2021

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"We the Future - Are Building Disability Justice"

Amazing and student-empowering teacher-created lesson plans have been the result each time we offer this course! 

Our online graduate-level one-credit course, Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities through Primary Sources, offered from January 16 to March 18, provides an opportunity to expand your comfort with finding and using primary sources to engage students of all abilities. Discuss strategies and tools with seasoned educators and creative colleagues around the country through the online discussions throughout the month. 

Discover new facets of the history and social studies topics you already teach that draw connections to the present-day challenges and self-determination of students on IEPs and 504 plans. Find out more and register to be part of the exploration and conversation. 



Rich Cairn

Civics and Social Studies Curriculum and Instruction Specialist, Collaborative for Educational Services
Rich Cairn founded Emerging America in 2006, which features the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources program at the Collaborative for Educational Services, and the National Endowment for the Humanities Landmarks of American History program, "Forge of Innovation: The Springfield Armory and the Genesis of American Industry." The Accessing Inquiry clearinghouse, supported by the Library of Congress TPS program promotes full inclusion of students with disabilities and English Learners in civics and social studies education.