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Thursday, February 23
 

9:00am

Advancing Reconciliation
This interactive workshop will introduce participants to the work around reconciliation that John Humphrey Centre has been doing in schools in Edmonton. Participants will have the opportunity to delve into Canada's post-contact history and take away an activity that shines a light on our shared past with regards to Indigenous Peoples.

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Thursday February 23, 2017 9:00am - 10:15am
1600 Red Deer College

9:00am

Sleight of Hand, Sleight of Mind ... breaking the spell for war
In this INTERACTIVE session participants are challenged to "break the spell" of War Propaganda by unmasking its Sensory and Psychological Misdirection. Participants will be surprised how their own cognitive biases are manipulated to form the compelling illusions of war. The focus will be on recent geopolitical disputes: Afghanistan,Iraq,Libya,Syria,The Balkans,Ukraine.

Speakers
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Greg Hunter

Teacher, EPSB
Greg Hunter taught Science in Alberta for 30 years. He has been studying and talking on the need for a more scientific approach to understanding and teaching History. One with a regard for Evidence and Reason and a vigilance against Dogma and Bias. “What I particularly enjoyed was... Read More →



Thursday February 23, 2017 9:00am - 10:15am
2402 Red Deer College

9:00am

Virtual Reality Without Technology: Simulation Activities
How can we make Social Studies more exciting for our students? For me, one solution was the use of simulation activities. They engage students by connecting their learning to the present, putting them right into the middle of the action. Using several classroom-tested grade 7 lessons as an example, I'll pass on some ideas to help you create teaching activities that your students will never forget!
You can check out my presentation here: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1sK3cyL48cgrvahxA2v5L4I4N7VgCys5x7luBCt3icVA/edit?usp=sharing
 

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avatar for Robin Pawlak

Robin Pawlak

Children's Author, none
Robin is the author of Space Cadets, a sci-fi action/adventure novel for middle grade readers (ages 9-12). Prior to that he was a teacher of grades 4-7 Language Arts (among other things) for 31 years in Red Deer. He had a bunch of fun doing that, and now he’s really enjoying the... Read More →


Thursday February 23, 2017 9:00am - 10:15am
2301 Red Deer College

10:45am

Sleight of Hand, Sleight of Mind...the subtleties of Canadian War Propaganda
OMG!  You mean it's not just Americans and Russians....you mean Canadians are like everyone else...believing our own national illusions?  In this INTERACTIVE session participants are challenged to "break the spell" of contemporary Canadian war propaganda by unmasking the subtleties of is misdirection.  Canadian propaganda, as all countries do, creates and plays upon the bias of moral superiority.

Speakers
GH

Greg Hunter

Teacher, EPSB
Greg Hunter taught Science in Alberta for 30 years. He has been studying and talking on the need for a more scientific approach to understanding and teaching History. One with a regard for Evidence and Reason and a vigilance against Dogma and Bias. “What I particularly enjoyed was... Read More →



Thursday February 23, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
2402 Red Deer College

10:45am

Social Studies 9
Do you teach Social Studies 9? Are you new at it or just looking for additional instructional ideas? If so, this session is for you! Participants will get to see a variety of activities and resources which they can use in their Social 9 classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Suzanne Williamson

Suzanne Williamson

Grade 9 Humanities Teacher, Ecole Lacombe Junior High School
Suzanne Williamson is a Humanities 9 teacher from Ecole Lacombe Junior High School where she has been teaching for the past nine years. In her 17 years of teaching, she has taught in Alberta and in the Northwest Territories, both in reserve schools and public schools. She is currently... Read More →


Thursday February 23, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
2906 Red Deer College

12:30pm

Experiential Learning - Projects to Engage
Here you begin the adventure of creating engaging social studies projects. We start with the perfect driving question by fostering student lead discovery. We will work on creating checklists, lesson plans and reflections that are tailored for formative and summative assessment throughout the project. And finish with a public forum for the students to share their discoveries

Speakers
avatar for Diane Webb

Diane Webb

Teacher, Elk Island School Board
After the birth of my daughter last year I have spent many moments dreaming of her future. In those instances I knew the kind of classroom that she deserved. A classroom that engages, challenges and supports her. One that allows her to explore and discover. This is the classroom where... Read More →


Thursday February 23, 2017 12:30pm - 1:45pm
2600 Red Deer College

12:30pm

Reexamining 'Munich 1938'… the geopolitics, the parable, and the echoes
German geostrategic goals and methods during The Sudeten Crisis have remarkable analogues in recent illegal military interventions - Yugoslav Wars, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, Iraq, Ukraine... BUT a careful examination shows we have learned and taught the wrong lesson - instead of a cautionary tale against illegal aggression the parable of "Munich 1938" has been used to promote such aggression.

Speakers
GH

Greg Hunter

Teacher, EPSB
Greg Hunter taught Science in Alberta for 30 years. He has been studying and talking on the need for a more scientific approach to understanding and teaching History. One with a regard for Evidence and Reason and a vigilance against Dogma and Bias. “What I particularly enjoyed was... Read More →



Thursday February 23, 2017 12:30pm - 3:30pm
2402 Red Deer College