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Released 2016 STAAR and EOC tests
One-Day Seminar: Civil Rights in America
"The Civil Rights Movement in America has endured a difficult and tumultuous path. The Emancipation Proclamation ended the institution of slavery. The Fourteenth Amendment should have guaranteed freedoms, equality and civil rights for all men, however it would take many generations of hardships and court cases for that reality to be achieved. This seminar addresses the complicated road endured by African Americans.
Discussion Leader: Dr. Peter Myers, Professor of Political Science, specializing in political philosophy and U.S. constitutional law, at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire."
If you are interested in attending, you can register online. I attended the weekend version of this seminar in Atlanta, GA August 5-7, and I strongly recommend it for all social studies teachers who are interested in this topic. It's limited to 20 teachers, so sign up today!
Social Studies will pay for up to 2 substitutes per campus for AISD teachers who attend this training.
Austin ISD Secondary Social Studies
High School Specialist - Melanie Kirchhof
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