Social Studies Scoop

A Monthly Bulletin for 6-12 Social Studies Teachers in CCS

Preparing students for success in college, career, and civic life

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Special Edition, Winter Webinars 2018


Many national and state educational organizations offer free webinars throughout the school year. Webinars are a great way to stay fresh on best practices from the comfort of your own home, especially in the cold winter months!


In this edition:

  • Council for Economic Education Webinars
  • Facing History and Ourselves Webinars
  • National Humanities Center Webinars
  • INFOhio Webinars


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The Council for Economic Education is pleased to offer free professional development webinars for teachers nationwide. The webinars cover multiple topics on how to integrate personal finance and economics in the classroom and create a fun learning experience for your students.


When you attend the webinar(s), you will leave with relevant lessons, resources and tools that can be implemented the next day. If you are interested, but cannot attend the live webinar, please register to get access to the archived version.


Fake News

January 24, 2018

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST

Presenter- Scott Bacon, University of Delaware; Mario Tiberi, Smyrna H.S.

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Teaching Economics through Games/Simulations

January 30, 2018

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST

Presenter - Andrew Menfi, New Visions Charter H.S for Math and Science

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Promoting Social Action through Economics Curriculum

January 31, 2018

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST

Presenter - Ted Opderbeck, Waldwick H.S

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Supply and Demand

February 6, 2018

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST

Presenter - Grace Geng, H. S. of Arts and Technology

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Avoiding Implicit Bias in the Classroom

February 14, 2018

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST

Presenter - Leith Thompson, HSC Economics

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Understanding Fiscal Responsibility

March 7, 2018

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST

Presenter - Kevin Gotchet, Council for Economic Education

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Understanding Fiscal Responsibility

March 21, 2018

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST

Presenter - Kevin Gotchet, Council for Economic Education

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Fostering Civil Discourse

Part 1

January 22, 2018

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


There has been much conversation about the need to foster civil discourse: in our government, in our media and in our classrooms and communities. As we consider ongoing issues related to race, justice, and policing, educators are rightly concerned about the lessons that today’s middle and high school students might be absorbing.


In this first webinar of a two-part series, we will model strategies designed to help you navigate these challenging times and support your students to develop effective skills for civic participation:

  • Create a reflective classroom
  • Develop a classroom contract
  • Provide opportunities for student reflection
  • Establish a safe space for sensitive topics


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Part 2

January 29, 2018

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


In this second webinar in the two-part series we will discuss how to implement in your classroom the strategies we reviewed in the first webinar. We'll also explore the advantages and challenges of fostering a reflective classroom community.


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Environmental History: Eating the City

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

7:00–8:30 pm EST
Leader: Matthew Booker, Associate Professor of History, North Carolina State University NHC Fellow 2016–17
Teacher Leader: Kim Gilman, pre-AP and ESL social studies and geography teacher

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Religious Literacy and Democratic Citizenship

Thursday, February 8, 2018

7:00–8:30 pm EST
Leader: Diane Moore, Director, Religious Literacy Project and the Certificate in Religious Studies and Education, Harvard Divinity School

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Listening to Literature, Hearing History

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
7:00–8:30 pm EST
Leader: Mary Caton Lingold, Assistant Professor of English at Virginia Commonwealth University

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Can A President Do That?: The Secret White House Tapes and Presidential Power

Thursday, February 22, 2018
7:00–8:30 pm EST
Leader: Kent Germany, Associate Professor of History, Director of Undergraduate studies, University of South Carolina

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Confederate Monuments and Contested Civic Space in the United States, 1865 to the 21st Century

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

7:00–8:30 pm EST
Leader: Fitzhugh Brundage, William B. Umstead Distinguished Professor; Department Chair, History, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill NHC Fellow 1995–96
Teacher Leader: Kevin Levin, Civil War historian and former history teacher

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Mass Incarceration in America

Thursday, March 8, 2018

7:00–8:30 pm EST
Leader: Heather Thompson, Professor of History, University of Michigan

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Secrecy and Democracy: The History of the FBI and CIA

Thursday, March 15, 2018
7:00–8:30 pm EDT
Leader: Kathryn Olmstead, Professor of History, University of California, Davis

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From Democracy to Authoritarianism: The Death of the Roman Republic

Thursday, March 29, 2018
7:00–8:30 pm EDT
Leader: Michael Fontaine, Assistant Professor of Classics, Cornell University
Teacher Leader: Skye Shirley, Latin teacher

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Oh No! Not Another Book Report! Turn Same-Old and Boring Book Reports Into Fun and Exciting with INFOhio’s Book Nook!
Thursday, February 22, 2018


Looking for a way to bring life to the same old, boring book report assignment? Try assigning your students book trailer videos and publishing them online with simple tools and resources! Just like movie preview trailers, book trailers can spark interest in reading while publishing student work as well.

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Using Inquiry to Drive Authentic Research
Thursday, March 8, 2018


Anyone who’s taken a road trip with kids knows they are good at asking questions: How much longer? What time do we eat? When can we stop? In this webinar, we’ll explore how classroom teachers can tap into that natural curiosity to create authentic inquiry experiences that lead to meaningful research. We’ll examine ways to teach students to craft researchable questions and then look at how we to support students as they find the answers to their questions and synthesize their learning.

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Matthew I. Doran

6-12 Social Studies Curriculum Coordinator

Office of Teaching & Learning

Secondary Curriculum Division