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Social Studies Bootcamp - Wisconsin Dells

07/22/2019 - 9:00 a.m. to 07/23/2019 - 3:30 p.m.
There will be three sets of dates/venues available for Bootcamp this year. All will have the same material. This two-day workshop will be a dive into Year 2 Curriculum work for the rollout of the revised social studies standards. More information,...

Webinar - he Holocaust: Same Story in Jewish History or Something Very Different?

07/22/2019 -
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Register Online In the flow of Jewish history there have been many tragedies. Can we see the Holocaust in a broader context of thousands of years of cyclical, recurring persecution? Was it just the latest incarnation in a continuum of catastrophes...

Connecting Elementary and Middle School Science & Social Studies through Inquiry - Madison

07/30/2019 -
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The Wisconsin Standards for Science and the Wisconsin Standards for Social Studies both require students to learn through the use of the inquiry cycle. DPI Social Studies consultant Kris McDaniel, Science consultant Kevin Anderson, and Environmental...

Connecting Elementary and Middle School Science & Social Studies through Inquiry - WI Dells

07/31/2019 -
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The Wisconsin Standards for Science and the Wisconsin Standards for Social Studies both require students to learn through the use of the inquiry cycle. DPI Social Studies consultant Kris McDaniel, Science consultant Kevin Anderson, and Environmental...

Webinar - Examining Stages of Genocide: Polarization and Preparation

07/31/2019 -
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Register Online As students study the Holocaust, they may struggle to understand why and how genocide continues to occur in the world. Using the Echoes & Reflections Teaching about Genocide resource, this webinar will highlight video testimony...

Webinar - The German-Jewish Response to the Rise of the Nazis

08/12/2019 -
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Register Online German Jews fought desperately against the Nazi movement. This webinar examines how Jews confronted the growing waves of violence, explores the internal Jewish debates concerning self-defense, and analyzes the myth of Jewish “...

Webinar - Teaching with Testimony: Focus on Contemporary Antisemitism

08/21/2019 -
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Register Online This webinar, focused on the topic of contemporary antisemitism, provides educators with key instructional strategies and tips to promote student learning. The webinar will highlight the audiovisual testimony and aligned IWitness...

Mildred Fish Harnack Day - 2019

09/16/2019 (All day)
Wisconsin public school observance day required by statute. Commemorates the only native-born American known to have been executed by the Gestapo in Nazi Germany. Mildred Fish Harnack was born in Milwaukee in 1902. Enacted April 10, 1986, from the...

U.S. Constitution Day - 2019

09/17/2019 (All day)
Wisconsin public school observance day required by statute. Representatives of 12 of the 13 original states signed the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787. The Constitution, with its 27 amendments, defines the federal system of government and...

Wisconsin Day - 2019

09/18/2019 (All day)
Wisconsin public school observance day required by statute. Commemorates the assets that make Wisconsin a desirable place to live and work. Falls on the Wednesday of the third week of September, which by gubernatorial proclamation is Wonderful...