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The Missouri Council for History Education‘s seventh annual Best Practices in History Education Conference takes place September 21, 2012 at The National Churchill Museum in Fulton. Gary Kremer, the Executive Director of the Missouri State Historical Society, will be the featured speaker, addressing The Impact of the Civil War on African American Life in Missouri. Cooperating School Districts is one of the sponsors of the MOCHE conference; this one day event will include nine breakout sessions that will appeal to K-12 social studies teachers.  In addition, all conference attendees will receive free teaching resources, including a published work by Dr. Kremer. Session topics include:

•  helping students preserve family history
•  teaching modern Conservatism
•  understanding economics and world history
•  the Civil War in Missouri
•  the Mongols
•  scaffolding writing assignments
•  interdisciplinary and inter-generational study of Vietnam
•  using mystery in history
•  best teacher resources at historic sites & museums

Register for the conference by September 14. Enrollment includes continental breakfast, lunch and free books. The Missouri Council for History Education, an independent statewide organization, “encourages and promotes the development and implementation of effective history curricula and works to advance professional collaboration among history educators at all levels of education.”