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2020 Northeast Regional Virtual Conference for the Social Studies 9:45 am
2020 Northeast Regional Virtual Conference for the Social Studies @ Virtual
Oct 4 @ 9:45 am – 5:00 pm
Watch Ken Davis, David Hudson, and Dan Osborn on Facebook LIVE! 9:45 a.m. Webinar Teaching State and Local History Using “The Massachusetts Chronicles” Rob Powers, Plymouth Public Schools . 11:00 a.m. Keynote Address Dictators and[...]
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2020 Northeast Regional Virtual Conference for the Social Studies 3:00 pm
2020 Northeast Regional Virtual Conference for the Social Studies @ Virtual
Oct 5 @ 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm
3:00 p.m. Keynote Address Under-represented voices and protest: From insignificance to significance L’Merchie Frazier, Museum of African American History-Boston & Nantucket 4:15 p.m. Keynote Address The interrelationship between an independent judiciary and free press Justice[...]
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NERCVirtual 2020: Developing Digital Citizenship Using Open Street Mapping (OSM) 4:15 pm
NERCVirtual 2020: Developing Digital Citizenship Using Open Street Mapping (OSM) @ Virtual
Oct 6 @ 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Presenter: Celeste Reynolds, creynolds@mpspk12.org & Steven Johnson Mashpee Middle-High School Date/Time of Session:  Part 1: Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Part 2: Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.[...]
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NERCVirtual 2020: Introduction to Action Civics 3:00 pm
NERCVirtual 2020: Introduction to Action Civics @ Virtual
Oct 7 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Presenter: Jason Lofchie, jlofchie@generationcitizen.org  Generation Citizen This presentation explores an experiential, student-centered and project-based approach to civic education called Action Civics where students learn civics by doing civics and use their voice to make real[...]
NERCVirtual 2020: Tribal Citizens of Sovereign Nations: Indigenous Peoples in the U.S. 4:15 pm
NERCVirtual 2020: Tribal Citizens of Sovereign Nations: Indigenous Peoples in the U.S. @ Virtual
Oct 7 @ 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Presenters: Dr. Mishy Lesser and Professor Roger Paul Upstander Project and University of Maine Roger Paul (Passamaquoddy/Maliseet linguist, k-12 teacher, and faculty at the U. of Maine) and Dr. Mishy Lesser (co-founder of Upstander Project,[...]
NERCVirtual 2020: Decision 2020-Strategies and Resources to Teach the Election 5:30 pm
NERCVirtual 2020: Decision 2020-Strategies and Resources to Teach the Election @ Virtual
Oct 7 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Presenter: David Buchanan, david.buchanan@icivics.org, & Christian Scott iCivics With the election season now full steam ahead and many major issues demanding action, we have a unique opportunity to inspire students to truly “Hold the Office[...]
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NERCVirtual 2020: How We Argue 3:00 pm
NERCVirtual 2020: How We Argue @ Virtual
Oct 8 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Presenter: Nate Otey, otey@fas.harvard.edu https://thinkeranalytix.org/ How We Argue: A workshop with Harvard Fellow Nate Otey As we enter this fraught election season, educators want to discuss current issues and empower students to engage as active[...]
NERCVirtual 2020: People Count: Understanding Demography in the Year of the Census 4:15 pm
NERCVirtual 2020: People Count: Understanding Demography in the Year of the Census @ Virtual
Oct 8 @ 4:15 pm – 5:15 am
Presenter: Rafael Woldeab, rwoldeab@popconnect.org, & Peter Bailey https://populationeducation.org/  In this year of the decennial census, discover interdisciplinary, hands-on lessons for teaching about U.S. population trends and projections, and how they relate to our communities, economy,[...]
NERCVirtual 2020: Civic Engagement in Action 5:30 pm
NERCVirtual 2020: Civic Engagement in Action @ Virtual
Oct 8 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Presenter: Ann Marie Strode & Kelly Cook Bourne Public Schools How do we empower students to be civically engaged? This question was explored in 10th grade history classes at Bourne High School through the Civics[...]
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NERCVirtual 2020: From Labor Songs to Black Lives Matter and Beyond: Protest Songs and the American Protest Movement [Master Class] 7:00 pm
NERCVirtual 2020: From Labor Songs to Black Lives Matter and Beyond: Protest Songs and the American Protest Movement [Master Class] @ Virtual
Oct 12 @ 7:00 pm – Dec 21 @ 9:00 pm
Presenter: Steve Armstrong, stevearmstrong512@gmail.com Connecticut State Department of Education During these six sessions participants will study ways that music has been critical to virtually every protest movement in the United States and how protest songs[...]
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NERCVirtual 2020 Keynote Address: Social Science Classrooms Around Activist Thinking 3:00 pm
NERCVirtual 2020 Keynote Address: Social Science Classrooms Around Activist Thinking @ Virtual
Oct 13 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Keynote Speaker: Christopher C. Martell, christopher.martell@umb.edu  Social studies has long been the primary school subject for preparing students for democratic life. However, it has not always included a focus on equity and justice in the definition[...]
NERCVirtual 2020: Developing Digital Citizenship Using Open Street Mapping (OSM) 4:15 pm
NERCVirtual 2020: Developing Digital Citizenship Using Open Street Mapping (OSM) @ Virtual
Oct 13 @ 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Presenter: Celeste Reynolds, creynolds@mpspk12.org & Steven Johnson Mashpee Middle-High School Date/Time of Session:  Part 1: Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Part 2: Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.[...]
NERCVirtual 2020: Developing Active Global Citizens 5:30 pm
NERCVirtual 2020: Developing Active Global Citizens @ Virtual
Oct 13 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Presenter: Dr. Evan Saperstein, evan.saperstein@gmail.com William Paterson University & Wayne Township Schools This presentation proposes a secondary level elective course on global citizenship based on the findings of a qualitative, interpretivist case study at an[...]
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NERCVirtual 2020: How We Argue 3:00 pm
NERCVirtual 2020: How We Argue @ Virtual
Oct 15 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Presenter: Nate Otey, otey@fas.harvard.edu https://thinkeranalytix.org/ How We Argue: A workshop with Harvard Fellow Nate Otey As we enter this fraught election season, educators want to discuss current issues and empower students to engage as active[...]
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NERCVirtual 2020: How We Argue 3:00 pm
NERCVirtual 2020: How We Argue @ Virtual
Oct 22 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Presenter: Nate Otey, otey@fas.harvard.edu https://thinkeranalytix.org/ How We Argue: A workshop with Harvard Fellow Nate Otey As we enter this fraught election season, educators want to discuss current issues and empower students to engage as active[...]
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NERCVirtual 2020: From Labor Songs to Black Lives Matter and Beyond: Protest Songs and the American Protest Movement [Master Class] 7:00 pm
NERCVirtual 2020: From Labor Songs to Black Lives Matter and Beyond: Protest Songs and the American Protest Movement [Master Class] @ Virtual
Oct 26 2020 @ 7:00 pm – Jan 4 2021 @ 8:00 pm
Presenter: Steve Armstrong, stevearmstrong512@gmail.com Connecticut State Department of Education During these six sessions participants will study ways that music has been critical to virtually every protest movement in the United States and how protest songs[...]
Twenty-two Hundred Miles of Canada-U.S. Shared Water Collaborations & Issues 3:00 pm
Twenty-two Hundred Miles of Canada-U.S. Shared Water Collaborations & Issues @ virtual
Oct 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Twenty-two Hundred Miles of Canada-U.S. Shared Water Collaborations & Issues Monday, October 26, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. [Register here] Betsy Arntzen, arntzen@maine.edu University of Maine – Canadian-American Center 60 minute workshop The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence system is North[...]
Navigating Political Polarization in the United States 4:15 pm
Navigating Political Polarization in the United States @ virtual
Oct 26 @ 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Navigating Political Polarization in the United States Monday, October 26, 2020 at 4:!5 p.m. [Register here] Dustin Tenreiro, dustin_tenreiro@facinghistory.org One hour webinar Americans are increasingly divided over politics. The gap between the policies endorsed by the Republican[...]
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Resource Ready with the Massachusetts Civic Learning Coalition 3:00 pm
Resource Ready with the Massachusetts Civic Learning Coalition @ virtual
Oct 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Resource Ready with the Massachusetts Civic Learning Coalition Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. [Register here] Casey Cullen and David Buchanan, Massachusetts Civic Learning Coalition One hour webinar With the Covid-19 pandemic, the campaign for[...]
Exploring the Role of Religion in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Religious Literacy as a Means and Ends for Civic Competency 4:15 pm
Exploring the Role of Religion in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Religious Literacy as a Means and Ends for Civic Competency @ virtual
Oct 27 @ 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Exploring the Role of Religion in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Religious Literacy as a Means and Ends for Civic Competency Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 4:15 p.m. [Register here] Kate Soules, ksoules@religionanded.com,  & David Rhodes,  drhodes@gse.harvard.edu Two-hour workshop While[...]
NERCVirtual 2020: Developing Digital Citizenship Using Open Street Mapping (OSM) 4:15 pm
NERCVirtual 2020: Developing Digital Citizenship Using Open Street Mapping (OSM) @ Virtual
Oct 27 @ 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Presenter: Celeste Reynolds, creynolds@mpspk12.org & Steven Johnson Mashpee Middle-High School Date/Time of Session:  Part 1: Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Part 2: Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.[...]
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To Begin the World Over Again: a multi-pronged, scaffolded history curriculum for engaging and guiding students online 3:00 pm
To Begin the World Over Again: a multi-pronged, scaffolded history curriculum for engaging and guiding students online @ virtual
Oct 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
To Begin the World Over Again: a multi-pronged, scaffolded history curriculum for engaging and guiding students online Wednesday, October 28. 2020 at 3:00 p.m. [Register here] William Jackson, 1@nomadicprofessor.com, and Nate Noorlander, nn@nomadicprofessor.com One hour webinar We are[...]
Exploring Government and Civics in Virtual, In-Person and Hybrid Settings: A Free eBook for Teachers and Students 4:15 pm
Exploring Government and Civics in Virtual, In-Person and Hybrid Settings: A Free eBook for Teachers and Students @ virtual
Oct 28 @ 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Exploring Government and Civics in Virtual, In-Person and Hybrid Settings: A Free eBook for Teachers and Students Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 4:15 p.m. [Register here] Robert W. Maloy, Torrey Trust, and Chenyang Xu University of[...]
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NERCVirtual 2020: Update on History and Social Science Curriculum Framework, Assessment and Student-Led Civics Projects 3:30 pm
NERCVirtual 2020: Update on History and Social Science Curriculum Framework, Assessment and Student-Led Civics Projects @ Virtual
Oct 29 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education: Reuben Henriques, History/Social Science Content Support Lead Cecelia Spencer, History/Social Science Content Support Specialist Ann Marie Gleeson, History/Social Science Test Development Coordinator E-mail reuben.f.henriques@mass.gov  cecelia.t.spencer@mass.gov annmarie.gleeson@mass.gov The Massachusetts[...]
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