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  • Building a Social Studies Inquiry Mystery

    Topic:
    Active Learning, Active Learning
    Subtopic:
    Inquiry-Based Learning

    WHY did prehistoric Native Americans build ceremonial mounds? WHAT led to the Trail of Tears and the associated death of 4,000 Cherokees? WHO besides Boll Weevil and the Dirty Thirties were among the cast of characters that brought about the Great Depression? WHERE have Georgia's rivers most impacted the flow of U.S. history? HOW did a peanut farmer become president of the United States? Investigate the thousands of digital learning resources created, curated, and sponsored by Georgia Public Broadcasting, and engage in hands-on exploration for building an inquiry mystery around fascinating historical questions. NOTE: Inquiry mysteries can also be scheduled around content aligned to 6th, 7th, or 8th grade social studies standards.

    Duration:
    2 hours
  • Building an Inquiry STEMystery of the Civil Rights Movement

    Topic:
    Active Learning
    Subtopic:
    Inquiry-Based Learning

    Join Georgia Public Broadcasting for a virtual journey into the Civil Rights Movement and engage in hands-on exploration for building an inquiry mystery around primary sources from the period. Step into photos and works of art from this pivotal time, and explore the associated figures and events that shaped history through visually stunning video footage, unique testimonials, primary source analysis, and vibrant songs of freedom. Participants will build an associated STEM engineering design project as a model output for the unit.

    Duration:
    2 hours
  • Investigating the Local to the Global: Geo-Inquiry With GPB

    Topic:
    Active Learning
    Subtopic:
    Inquiry-Based Learning

    Utilizing geographic information systems (GIS) across content areas, examine lessons, activities, and strategies for classroom integration of mapping technologies and primary sources, including Georgia-centric content created by Georgia Public Broadcasting. Educators can support inquiry-based learning and geo-literacy using online tools for instruction through the innovative programs GeoInquiries and StoryMapJS.

    Duration:
    1.5 hours
  • Promoting Inquiry in First Grade Social Studies

    Topic:
    Active Learning, Active Learning
    Subtopic:
    Inquiry-Based Learning

    Participants will first receive an introduction to GPB’s free social studies resources for first grade, with a concentration on Discovery Education’s comprehensive learning management system. We will navigate through the latest upgrades and learn how to find and organize relevant content, interact with classes and students, apply meaningful teaching strategies, and create output using the productivity tools. To cap off the session, we will use our enhanced knowledge of the resources to model inquiry learning activities around some engaging historical figures from first grade history standards.

    Duration:
    1.5 hours

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