ESC Region 17 Social Studies

History Rocks! Volume 4 Issue #2

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

-The Preamble to the U.S. Constitution

Constitution Day is September 17!

Check Out These Classroom Resources for Constitution Day!

Constitution Day Webinar presented by Law-Related Education

Thursday, Sep. 17th, 6pm

This is an online event.

Oyez Update

Join the LRE scholars on September 17th for this Constitution Day webinar as they summarize some of the 2019-2020 U.S. Supreme Court’s major decisions!

The webinar begins at 6:00 p.m. CDT and participants can receive a certificate for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for attending.

Register in advance for this webinar.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Liberty's Kids 140 - We the People
The Constitution, the Articles, and Federalism: Crash Course US History #8
Colonial Williamsburg's Virtual Events

Register to take part in two virtual events on Madison vs. Mason-Friday, Sept. 18 7:00 and Slavery and the U.S. Constitution-Saturday, Sept. 19, 7:00 (eastern time)

The Vote

The story of the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920.

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Celebrate Freedom SMORE of Resources

Check out this SMORE for some more Celebrate Freedom links! I will add more to this newsletter as the year goes continues.

19th Amendment Centennial Suffrage Resources SMORE

This newsletter has all kinds of primary and secondary sources to help with your content knowledge of the 19th Amendment passage and some amazing women!!! You can use some of these resources for your Celebrate Freedom Week lessons.

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Happenings Around the Region and State!

Region 17 Social Studies Office Hours

Just like the old college days, ESC 17 is having virtual office hours!!! When you need some weekly support during your conference period or after school, sign up weekly for our open office hours. Register using the link below. Then, click on the google form below to sign up for a time! The time slots are for 30 minutes. You only need to register in ESCWorks once, but you can "show up" for office hours any of the days below!!!!

Monday, September 14, 2020 8:00-5:00

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 8:00-5:00

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 8:00-5:00

Once you register, I will send you the zoom link!!!

Historically Speaking Weekly After School Virtual Chats

Join us every Thursday after school, from 4:00-5:00 for our Historically Speaking chats. (no chat on September 17-attending the LRE Webinar!)Each week we will have a different topic/resource/strategy to talk about or practice! And then we will have time to share and stay connected to each other!

Planning with the End in Mind for 8th and U.S. History

9/23/20 We will plan with the end in mind (STAAR/EOC)! This session will blend the day with a live zoom meeting 9:00-12:00, some collaboration time, and then, a short self-paced Canvas course module to finish planning ( to get 6 hours CPE)

New to Social Studies Teaching Academy Day 1

9/30/20 Participants new to teaching or just new to teaching Social Studies will gain content knowledge about the TEKS, strategies, and planning time to help with first-semester instruction. (Live zoom in a.m./self-paced for three more hours of PD!)

American Indian Heritage Day 2020

9/25/20-With House Bill 174, the Texas State Legislature named the last Friday in September American Indian Heritage Day. Join the Bullock Museum of Texas History from 9:30-12:00 Virtual Webinars.

Texas Council for the Social Studies Fall Conference

Click on the link to register!! October 2-4, 2020 Virtual for the first time ever