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    Social Sciences and Film

    Teaching Social Science Symposium, Summer 2022

July 22-23, 2022

This symposium is for current middle and high school social science teachers. We will be discussing both pedagogy and content about film in the history, economics, government, and geography classrooms. We will have speakers discussing the making of YouTube content, a session on using Camtasia with door prizes, Our speakers will also include middle schoolers who make documentaries for the National History Day competition. Our keynotes will include a viewing of "They Shall Not Grow Old," with historical discussion.

Continuing Education Credit

Continuing Education credit is available for any teacher in Arkansas. If you are from another state, please email Kim Laing at klaing@harding.edu at least 45 days prior to the conference to request credit for your state.

Grant Awards

Thanks to the generous support of the Clifton L. Ganus, Jr. Distinguished Chair of History and Political Science, grant awards in the amount of $250 are available to a select number of participants. If you are interested in applying for a grant, please fill out this application form.

Speakers

Our speaker list and schedule is still evolving! Check back soon for more updates and details.

Associate Professor of History B.A., M.Ed. (Harding University), PhD. (University of Memphis)

Professor of History B.A. (Abilene Christian University), Ph.D. (University of Arkansas)

Associate Professor of History B.A. (Harding University), M.A., Ph.D. (University of Arkansas)

Professor of History, Clifton L. Ganus, Jr. Distinguished Chair of History and Political Science B.A. (Harding University), M.A. Ph.D. (Florida State University)

History Versus Hollywood in the Classroom

Scholar, Editor and YouTube Creator Ph.D. (FSU)

movie viewing with historical discussion

Schedule

Day 1 — July 22, 2022

8-9 a.m. — Registration

9-11:30 a.m. — Session 1, Speaker

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.— Lunch

12:30-2:15 p.m — Session 2, Speaker

2:15-2:30 p.m. — Break

2:30-4 p.m. — Session 3, Speaker

4-5:30 p.m. — Free Time

5:30-7 p.m. — Dinner Session, Speaker

Day 2 — July 23, 2022

9-11:30 a.m. — Session 1, Speaker

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. — Lunch

12:30-2:15 p.m. — Session 2, Speaker

2:15-2:30 p.m. — Break

2:30-4 p.m. — Session 3, Speaker

4-5:30 p.m. — Free Time

5:30 - 7 p.m. — Dinner Session, Speaker

Location

Join us at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas! Participants can receive a discounted room rate at the Heritage Inn, located on campus and connected to the conference rooms for the symposium. Special room rates are $69 for a room with two full beds or $74 for a room with one king bed. To contact the Heritage Inn, please call 501-279-4700 or visit their webpage. Use the code "SSS21" for the special rates.

As you plan your trip to campus, you can also review our campus map and directions.