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Dr. Annie Whitlock from the University of Michigan Flint talks about supporting social studies instruction with young learners.

Her google slide deck can be found here.


This webinar originally ran on May 11, 2020.





Gabrielle Likavec from the Michigan Geographic Alliance talks about ways to continue and further sound geography education via distance learning.

Her google slide deck can be found here. (Coming soon)

The Michigan Geographic Alliance website can be found here.


This webinar originally ran on May 18, 2020


Today's uncertainty and instability provide an opportunity to teach about the profound informative power of hope and agency - taking individual and cooperative action to effect positive change. Learn to teach about the Armenian Genocide, while providing students examples of personal choices of common citizens they can relate to their own lives. We will also explore the concept of remembrance and its influential role in our personal and public lives. This webinar was originally broadcast on Tuesday, May 11th from 5:00-6:30 p.m. A very special thank you to our partner, the Genocide Education Project for providing a night of amazing learning for the social studies teachers in Michigan. Visit their website: https://genocideeducation.org for more information.

This webinar originally ran on May 11, 2020


You're spent the school year mired in your content and suddenly you're forced to figure out how to finish it remotely. This session will provide practical strategies both for adapting social studies inquiry for on line and offline remote learning, and finishing your school year with a bang.

The Document upon which this webinar was based is available here

This Webinar was recorded on June 1, 2020.




What does strong skills based instruction look like alongside the content in a social studies classroom? Explore with us, the skill sets incorporated within the History and Geography indicators from the C3 Framework. We'll spend time thinking, reading, and writing like historians and geographers, and analyzing what that really looks like in the middle grades.

The resource folder is available here.


This Webinar was recorded Monday, June 8, 2020



Dr. Matthew Daley, Grand Valley State University

Dr. Phil Gersmehl, Michigan Geographic Alliance
Joy Kooyer, Holland Public Schools.

Moderated by Dr. Scott Roberts, Central Michigan University

This panel discussion focused on knocking your third grade instruction out of the park. Our guests include a practic­ing third grade classroom teacher, a historian specializing in Michigan history, and a geographer specializing in spatial and temporal thinking.

This Webinar was recorded Monday, June 8, 2020



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