NCSS Annual Conference Sessions


Following is a preliminary list of sessions, workshops and poster presentations that have been accepted for the 2014 NCSS Annual Conference. This list is subject to change. A finalized, printed program, including rooms and times, will be available at the conference.

Sessions and poster presentations are held on Friday, November 21 and Saturday, November 22. Workshops will be held Sunday, November 23. The list of pre-conference clinics, offered on Thursday, November 20, can be found here.

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2014 NCSS Annual Conference Session Schedule

  • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 11:05am - 12:00pm
    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 11:05am - 12:00pm    Fairfax-Sheraton Hotel

      Explore ways to engage students in the reading, writing, and thinking processes of a historian. While empowering teachers with the fundamentals of inquiry-based instruction, this session will feature literacy strategies for cultivating skills that students need to be successful in the classroom and beyond.

      Jessica Sheley, Discovery Education, Silver Spring, MD

  • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 1:00pm - 1:55pm
    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 1:00pm - 1:55pm    308

      Success in the 21st century global economy requires World History/Geography skills. This hands-on, research-based project (modeled on the popular Shark Tank series) helps students, and their community, make the connection.

      Lisa Adeli, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 1:00pm - 1:55pm    Liberty B

      Learn instructional strategies that promote disciplinary literacy by intersecting diverse literature and inquiry skills. This session will focus on utilizing various texts as well as artifacts from widely divergent cultures.

      Kelly Wessel, Blue Valley Schools, Overland Park, KS; Elizabeth Peuser, Blue Valley Schools, Overland Park, KS

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 1:00pm - 1:55pm    Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl

      Experiential learning through community service is a powerful strategy for civics educators in blended/online classrooms. Best practices of successful educators and tips for engaging and effective implementation are provided.

      Anne Roycroft, Florida Virtual School Global, Orlando, FL

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 1:00pm - 1:55pm    208

      Civic learning has been sidelined, threatening the future of our republic. Come see how one state is moving civic learning from the sidelines to the frontlines.

      John Balentine, Arizona Department of Education, Phoenix, AZ

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 1:00pm - 1:55pm    305

      Comparing the Declaration of Independence to documents that echo its core principles illustrates how citizens have employed these principles to forge new frontiers in individual and human rights.

      Bill Fetsko, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Williamsburg, VA; Kelly Govain, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Williamsburg, VA

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 1:00pm - 1:55pm    Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl

      Focusing on a U.S. and Gaza classroom Skype collaboration and U.S. and Malaysian student blogging activity, participants learn how social media can provide students essential skills outlined the C3 Framework.

      Kenneth Carano, Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR; Daniel Stuckart, City University New York--Lehman College, Bronx, NY; Marcus Wenzel, Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 1:00pm - 1:55pm    107

      Research-based results of a yearlong integrated service learning curriculum unit will be shared. Results include positive academic and civic behaviors for marginalized students. Strategies for school-wide implemented will be discussed.

      Maria Sudeck, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ; Theodore Hartman, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 1:00pm - 1:55pm    205

      The national survey on ""The Status of SS"" revealed serious concerns regarding civic education of urban youth, ELLs, and elementary students. Learn how teachers and administrators should address these concerns.

      Jeff Passe, College of New Jersey, Ewing Township, NJ; Elizabeth Hinde, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ; Frans Doppen, Ohio University, Athens, OH; Jessica Shiller, Towson University, Towson, MD; Theresa McCormack, Auburn University, Auburn, AL

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 1:00pm - 1:55pm    302

      This hands-on session introduces participants to multiple, every-day voices of the Civil Rights movement through Brown University’s Choices Program’s unit Freedom Now: The Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi. Curriculum provided.

      Brian Schum, Florida Atlantic University Lab School, Boca Raton, FL

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 1:00pm - 1:55pm    Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl

      You know your curriculum and local history better than any textbook company. Come see how teacher experts from Anchorage Alaska produced a Common Core aligned informational text called ""Picturing Anchorage.""

      Pamela Orme, Anchorage School District, Anchorage, AK

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 1:00pm - 1:55pm    108

      Explore how the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Program and loc.gov collections address the Common Core to build essential 21st Century Skills in K-16 interdisciplinary classrooms.

      Barbara Kirby, TPS Eastern Region at Waynesburg University, Waynesburg, PA, @LOCTPSatWU; Claire Machosky, Eastern Suffolk BOCES (NY), Holbrook, NY; Sophia Sineath, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, GA; Jill Beccaris-Pescatore, Montgomery County Community College, Pottstown, PA

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 1:00pm - 1:55pm    Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl

      This session will discuss how to address Common Core literacy and character education standards through critical film analysis. Handouts will be provided to all participants.

      Stewart Waters, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN; William B. Russell III, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL; Fallon Preste, Austin-East High School, Knoxville, TN

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 1:00pm - 1:55pm    Backbay B

      Let Freedom Ring…students as detectives in K-8 Classrooms. Use Library of Congress inquiry strategies to share how students can “find” their own answers using primary sources and technology.

      Amy Johnson, Cascade Middle School, Longview, WA; Patti Brown, Northlake Elementary School, Longview, WA

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 1:00pm - 1:55pm    103

      This presentation reformulates a curriculum unit on the Haitian Revolution, combining civic engagement with historical thinking skills. Participants will examine power relations within the classroom, and the historical moment studied.

      Tadashi Dozono, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 1:00pm - 1:55pm    312

      Through the integration of archaeology, this workshop will show teachers how to make history come alive, even for the most reluctant students, through the use of artifacts and hands-on experiences.

      Lindsay Randall, Massachusetts Archaeology Education Consortium, Boston, MA; Jennifer Poulsen, Massachusetts Archaeology Education Consortium, Boston, MA; Ben Thomas, Massachusetts Archaeology Education Consortium, Boston, MA

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 1:00pm - 1:55pm    110

      When the Red Sox won the World Series last year, how did that affect Boston’s economy? Learn how making economics “local” can bring the subject to life for your students.

      Lesley Mace, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta- Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL; Amy Hennessy, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 1:00pm - 1:55pm    304

      This interactive workshop will equip participants with strategies to help students identify their own political ideology, learn about candidates running for office and become active participants in the electoral process.

      Meghan Goldenstein, Mikva Challenge, Chicago, IL; Jill Bass, Mikva Challenge, Chicago, IL

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 1:00pm - 1:55pm    Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl

      When crafting their educational philosophies, are preservice social studies teachers influenced by the ideals of inalienable rights and governmental powers derived from the consent of the governed? Should they be?

      Marie Heath, Towson University, Towson, MD; Terry Berkeley, Towson University, Towson, MD

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 1:00pm - 1:55pm    201

      This session will demonstrate how to modify instructional language to help ELs access the content of US History. Common instructional errors will be discussed. Handouts will be provided.

      Jason O'Brien, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL; Andrea Word, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 1:00pm - 1:55pm    Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl

      A team of educators in southwest Missouri developed a unit of instruction on News-Literacy, using the C-3 Framework, in an attempt to help their students understand the 2014 elections.

      Steven Hinch, Missouri State University, Springfield, MO; Tim Pfeil, Greenwood Laboratory School, Springfield, MT

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 1:00pm - 1:55pm    207

      The Convention on the Rights of the Child is 25! Learn why the U.S. is alone in failing to ratify it and how you can effectively teach about this topic.

      Scott Hirschfeld, U.S. Fund for UNICEF, New York, NY, @TeachUNICEF

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 1:00pm - 1:55pm    102

      Reconstruction, a pivotal moment in US History lets students explore questions about national identity, freedom and justice that are fundamental to historical understanding and citizenship today. Resources and lessons included.

      Laura Tavares, Facing History and Ourselves, Brookline, MA; Dan Sigward, Facing History and Ourselves, Brookline, MA

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 1:00pm - 1:55pm    Liberty C

      Sing a Song of Canada is a curriculum that uses the music of Canada to teach the history, geography and culture of America's neighbour to the north.

      Kim Ward, Acton Public Schools, Sudbury, MA

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