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Using Digital to Expand the Historical Narrative


US history is the collective story of all Americans. Through digital content, educators are now empowered to explore with their students the stories of the men, women, places, and events often left out of the historical narrative by traditional textbooks. Hear from educator and blogger Joe Sangillo and educators around the country on how to they are utilizing digital content to transform social studies education and make every voice in US history heard.

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  1. Explore the challenges that schools, teachers and parents have faced in terms of teaching and engaging kids in social studies in recent years
  2. Look at how digital content is being utilized to reinvigorate the topic and bring history to life
  3. Discuss models of digital integration with traditional classrooms



Christina Scripps, Dir, Communications, Discovery Education

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