Austin ISD Social Studies Weekly
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National History Day Info Session
You are invited to join AISD and the Texas State Historical Association for a short information session about National History Day 2017: whether you are interested in sponsoring a student to enter the contest or you're interested in judging the entries.
WHO: Educators who would like more information
WHEN: Tuesday, October 18, 4:45 pm
WHERE: at the O.Henry Middle School Library.
No commitment, just information. You will be paid for your time.
If you are interested in attending, contact: email@example.com.
The 2016-2017 year will be filled with research related to the theme Taking a Stand in History. The theme is broad to encourage participants to delve into history, whether it be a topic from the ancient world or the history of their own city.
Literacy Tip: #Hashtags
Ms. Kirchhof's World History class is going to read a brief article on the causes for the decline of the Roman Empire. Before her students begin to read, she tells her students that they will create hashtags for the following tweet using the information in the reading. The hashtags should help the people reading the tweet understand what caused the Roman Empire to fall. One hashtag has been included as an example: #HunsRGonnaGetcha refers to the Germanic invasions of the empire.
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Austin ISD Secondary Social Studies
High School Specialist - Melanie Kirchhof
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