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Sunday, March 17 • 12:55pm - 1:45pm
Why Does It Matter? Making Social Studies Relevant FULL

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How can we continue to improve the standing of social studies in elementary and secondary education, increase student engagement and critical and creative thinking, and reinforce the essential role that the social studies play in developing the citizens of tomorrow? By always focusing on a simple four word question – why does it matter?  Part preaching to the choir and part lighting a fire, this session will offer a rationale  and strategies for making changes in both content and student displays of learning by focusing on tying class curriculum to the present and increasing relevance to the lives of students. Come with an open mind and ideas to share!

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Chuck Taft

History Guy, University School of Milwaukee
I try (heavy on the try) to make the nation's past come alive for my 8th grade young historians through enthusiasm, activity, technology, and humor - and then share those techniques with teachers of all ages and disciplines! Bottom line - I like learning, 'cuz learning is cool!

Sunday March 17, 2019 12:55pm - 1:45pm CDT