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Private i History Detectives: Engaging Elementary Learners with Inquiry

Private i History Detectives: Engaging Elementary Learners with Inquiry
March 21, 2023 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT
1 hour
Grade Level Grades K-5, Professional Development


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If your elementary students have been waiting for resources that spark deep engagement with history and civic learning, this session is for you! Private i History Detectives, a supplemental K-5 curriculum from iCivics, places young learners in the center of the action by challenging them to act as history detectives. Organized by grade-level and topic, these whole class mystery-themed units make teaching social studies fun. Help your students put on their historian hats as they develop life-long inquiry skills to solve each mystery. During this interactive 2023 Share My Lesson Virtual Conference session, you will explore the components of these new inquiry-based lessons, learn to center historical events and civic concepts for students in grades K-5, and walk away with free resources and new connections to help your students succeed.

Professional Credit

Available for one-hour of PD credit. A certificate of completion will be available for download at the end of your session that you can submit for your school's or district's approval.

Share My Lesson is a New York State Education Department-approved provider for Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) requirements, an Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) approved professional development provider, and a Texas Education Agency (TEA) approved professional development provider.

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Director of Educator Engagement, iCivics

Natacha Scott is the Director of Educator Engagement for iCivics which includes the responsibility of Director of the Massachusetts Civic Learning Coalition(MCLC). As the Director of Educator Engagement, Natacha focuses on growing the engagement of educators in-person and virtually through professional development sessions, curriculum, and other experiences. Within her role as the Director of the MCLC, Natacha focuses on leading the coordination of the coalition across communication, partner collaboration, advocacy, and coordination with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Prior to joining iCivics, Natacha was an educator within the Boston Public Schools for 14 years serving several roles from elementary classroom teacher to the district K-12 Director for History and Social Studies. Natacha has received her Bachelor of Science in History with a concentration in Public History as well as a Master of Arts in Teaching.

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Curriculum Associate, iCivics

I am a Curriculum Associate at iCivics where I work to bring non-partisan civics education to students across the country. Prior to joining iCivics, I worked for 10 years as an Elementary and Middle School educator in Chicago Public Schools. 




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2 Reviews
Private i History Detectives
WOnderful presentation. I am so excited to use this in my classroom
March 23, 2023
So helpful!
Learned about lots of new tools for using primary sources and encouraging critical thinking at the elementary level. The presenters were wonderful. Thank you!
Susan Youssofi
March 22, 2023