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Thursday, October 17 • 9:30am - 10:45am
Elementary Inquiry: Before Linda Brown, there was Sylvia Mendez

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This session will provide participants with an overview of the History-Social Science Framework in the upper elementary grades, with an emphasis on the shifts of instruction and themes across grade levels.  As inquiry is a central shift in the new History Social-Science Framework, its important that students are given ample opportunities to ask questions, dive into documents, and engage in academic conversations with fellow students. There are numerous ways to structure inquiry and this session will explore a few tried and true methods.  A model lesson utilizing primary sources, children’s literature, and informational text focusing on the Mendez v. Westminster court case will also be shared.

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Katharine Cortes

Katharine Cortes is the Associate Director of the UC Davis History Project with a PhD in History from UC Davis. Her mission at the History Project is to build a community of educators centered on creating rich inquiry-based history-social science instruction.
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Kate Bowen

Teacher Leader, California History-Social Science Project
I am a recently retired elementary teacher with over 35 years of classroom experience. I love designing lessons for 3rd-6th grade students, especially those that integrate ELA/ELD standards.

Thursday October 17, 2019 9:30am - 10:45am PDT
Sugar Pine A/B