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Understanding and Teaching the US Constitution in the 21st Century
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How well has the U.S. Constitution protected the individual rights of all Americans? Who has been left out and why? How has Constitutional protection evolved?
Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities through Primary Sources
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Social Studies and Humanities pose distinct challenges for struggling learners, including extensive discipline-specific vocabulary, difficult informational texts--including complex primary sources, and a need for background knowledge. 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.
Accessing Inquiry for English Learners through Primary Sources
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The Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Program at the Collaborative for Educational Services is making accessible to all learners - including English Learners - the best of inquiry-based instruction in social studies and humanities, using primary sources. Audrey Morse, CES Curriculum and Instruction Specialist, together with Emerging America Director Rich Cairn, will guide teachers through effective strategies to support all learners. The course arose from a decade of work by history and humanities educators, historians, experts in teaching English Learners, and on research and classroom practices that support ALL learners
Integrating Civic Engagement Projects Across the Curriculum
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In July of 2018, the Massachusetts Legislature passed a requirement that every student have the opportunity to complete civic engagement project between 8th and 12th grades. New History and Social Science Standards further reinforce this requirement with relevant content, including on media, and with literacy and practice standards that engage students in real-world projects in their communities.
Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities through Primary Sources
Event Date:
Social Studies and Humanities pose distinct challenges for struggling learners, including extensive discipline-specific vocabulary, difficult informational texts--including complex primary sources, and a need for background knowledge. 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.

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How well has the U.S. Constitution protected the individual rights of all Americans? Who has been left out and why? How has Constitutional protection evolved?
Social Studies and Humanities pose distinct challenges for struggling learners, including extensive discipline-specific vocabulary, difficult informational text…
The Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Program at the Collaborative for Educational Services is making accessible to all learners - includi…