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NCSS Annual Conference Session Schedule

11/30/2016

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
12/01/2016

7:15 am to 8:00 pm

7:15 am to 8:00 pm

8:30 am to 4:00 pm

8:30 am to 4:00 pm

8:30 am to 5:00 pm

8:30 am to 5:00 pm

In Their Own Voices: Middle Eastern Perspectives in the Classroom

8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Visit several DC venues to experience the voices of Middle Eastern refugees, artists, comedians, musicians, and more. Receive a resource pack with many classroom-ready strategies for incorporating diverse, authentic perspectives!
Fee: $40 for members and nonmembers

Barbara Petzen, Middle East Outreach Council, Washington, DC; Susan Douglass, Georgetown University, Washington, DC; Zeina Azzam, The Jerusalem Fund, Washington, DC; Craig Cangemi, Qatar Foundation International, Washington, DC; Emily Voight, Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center, Washington, DC; Megan Geissler, Middle East Policy Center, Washington, DC; Stephen Bennett, The George Washington University, Washington, DC


8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Teaching the World Wars through the Stories of the Fallen

8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Host: American Battle Monuments Commission, Arlington, VA
America's overseas cemeteries and memorials offer a unique way to understand American memory. This hands-on, interdisciplinary workshop will be held at the offices of the American Battle Monuments Commission.

NOTE: Attendees are on their own to reach this clinic, which is accessible by Metro.

Timothy Nosal, American Battle Monuments Commission, Arlington, VA; Jennifer Rosenfeld, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, Fairfax, VA; Cathy Gorn, National History Day, College Park, MD


8:30 am to 6:00 pm

8:30 am to 6:00 pm

8:45 am to 12:45 pm

8:45 am to 12:45 pm

Visit Your Supreme Court

8:45 am to 12:45 pm

Host: Street Law, Silver Spring, MD
Spend a half day learning about the United States Supreme Court and the court building. We will spend time in:
• The Courtroom to learn about its history and architecture;
• One of the ceremonial conference rooms with officials from the Clerk’s office to learn how cases are processed at the Court and also how last-minute death penalty appeals are handled – sometimes in the middle of the night
• The exhibit area on the ground floor, where you can explore the rich history of the Court. You can also visit the gift shop, where NCSS participants on this tour will receive a 10% discount.
SOLD OUT

Lee Arbetman, Street Law, Silver Spring, MD

9:00 am to 4:00 pm

9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Past is Present: Teaching with the Holocaust Museum

9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Host: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC
The Holocaust resonates seventy years after it ended. Explore the US Holocaust Memorial Museum's exhibits and participate in new classroom lessons, receive free resources and discuss the Holocaust's relevance today.

Lunch will be provided for all attendees.

NOTE: Attendees are on their own to reach this clinic, which is accessible by Metro.

Kristin Thompson, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC; Cameron Sumner, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC; Christina Chavarria, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC; David Klevan, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC


9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Civil Rights, the Constitution and the National Archives

9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Host: National Archives, Washington, DC

Join National Archives educators for an engaging and fun-filled day exploring exhibits, discovering programs and researching primary sources related to the Bill of Rights and you!

  • Learn about the unique educational materials, methods, and experiences from National Archives locations across the United States, including Presidential Libraries.
  • Identify methods and resources that connect students with the past and prepare them for civic engagement in the 21st Century.
  • Discover innovative teaching strategies including DocsTeach, distance learning, Apps and eBooks that provide easy access to primary sources while modeling best teaching practices to encourage higher level thinking skills.
  • Tour the exhibits at the National Archives including “Amending America.” This exhibit explains the amendment process and examines why only 27 of the over 11,000 proposed amendments became part of the Constitution.
  • Research original records in the Innovation Hub and learn how to be part of this cutting edge concept in scanning records for public access.  

NOTE: Attendees are on their own to reach this clinic, which is accessible by Metro.

Mary Clare McNatt, National Archives, Washington, DC


9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Preparing NCSS/CAEP Program Reports

9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Marriott Marquis Congress Room

This clinic will prepare participants to review teacher preparation programs in socal studies or related disciplines and to update current reviewers in applying NCSS Standards for the CAEP Program Review Process.  

Fee: $300 for members, $360 for nonmembers

Materials

Presenter: Brandie Benton, Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, AR
Higher Education

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

A Century of Women in Congress

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Host: United States Capitol Visitors Center, Washington, DC

The House Historian’s Office, the Senate Historical Office, and the Capitol Visitor Center Exhibits and Education Division are pleased to offer this half-day educational clinic for teachers interested in learning more about the women who have served in the House and the Senate. Hosted at the Capitol Visitor Center, the clinic will offer a variety of instructional activities led by experts in the field.

Participants will:

  • Have the opportunity to learn about women who served in Congress with a special emphasis on the election of the first woman in Congress, Representative Jeannette Rankin, in 1916, through the groundbreaking “Year of the Woman” in 1992
  • Receive a behind-the-scenes look at a new oral history project featuring the recollections of women Representatives and House staff
  • Have the opportunity to speak with House and Senate historians and Capitol Visitor Center educational specialists about the historic role of women in Congress
  • Receive complimentary copies of the publications, Women in Congress,  Black Americans in Congress, and Hispanic Americans in Congress
  • Have the opportunity to view documents, objects, and photographs about women who served in Congress and receive tips on how to use these primary sources in the classroom
  • Receive an online tour of the educational resources available on House and Senate history

NOTE: Attendees are on their own to reach this clinic, which is accessible by Metro.

Kathleen Johnson, Office of the Historian, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, DC; Kate Scott, Senate Historical Office, U.S. Senate, Washington, DC


9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Teaching about Global Conflict and Peace in a Changing World

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Host: United States Institute of Peace, Washington, DC Violent conflicts and subsequent humanitarian crises have set the world on fire. In the midst of the chaos, though, are countless people working to extinguish the fires through peacebuilding means. Visit the U.S. Institute of Peace for a behind-the-scenes introduction to the work of international peacebuilding. You will meet USIP experts who work in foreign conflict zones, deepen your understanding of complex global issues of conflict and peace, and discover resources to teach these themes. The program will also include a tour of USIP’s iconic headquarters, at the “War and Peace Corner” of the National Mall.

 

NOTE: Attendees are on their own to reach this clinic, which is accessible by Metro.

Megan Chabalowski, U.S. Institute of Peace, Washington, DC


2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

9:00 am to 3:00 pm

9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Let's Talk! Getting Comfortable Discussing Race in Your Classroom

9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Host: National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Ever danced around the issue of race in your classroom? Join us to investigate challenges of talking about race, discuss ways to engage K-12 students and embrace those important conversations.

NOTE: Attendees are on their own to reach this clinic, which is accessible by Metro.

Candra Flanagan, National Museum of African American History and Culture - Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; Anna Hindley, National Museum of African American History and Culture - Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC


9:00 am to 5:30 pm

9:00 am to 5:30 pm

The Civic Life of George Washington at Mount Vernon

9:00 am to 5:30 pm

Host: George Washington's Mount Vernon, Mount Vernon, VA
Come to Mount Vernon and The Washington Library for a full day of history and civics immersive education experiences. Get inside primary sources with a tour of the mansion and a stroll of the grounds. Lunch and ticket prices included in cost with special time with historic characters, behind the scenes access, and a preview of 2017’s professional development offerings.
Fee: $35 for members and nonmembers

Allison Wickens, George Washington's Mount Vernon, Mount Vernon, VA


9:30 am to 1:30 pm

9:30 am to 1:30 pm

Using Portraiture to Teach a Socratic Seminar

9:30 am to 1:30 pm

Host: National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Learn how to teach your students to discuss a dynamic historical text and a visual portrait, in tandem, through the context of a student-led Socratic Seminar. Materials provided.

NOTE: Attendees are on their own to reach this clinic, which is within walking distance of the convention center.

Briana Zavadil White, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; Amy Trenkle, Alice Deal Middle School, Washington, DC


9:30 am to 3:30 pm

9:30 am to 3:30 pm

DC: The Monumental City

9:30 am to 3:30 pm

Join university professors Drs. Ed Crowther and Rich Loosbrock for a grand bus tour of Washington. They have developed an entertaining and engaging style by using historical sites coupled with images and documents to provide a vivid and deep understanding of the events that shaped the American past. The tour will involve many stops with light walking. It will also stop for lunch (not provided in the cost) at a food court to ensure quick service to allow more time for seeing the monuments.

Highlights: Along the way, the tour will drive by most of the major sites around the National Mall and pass by many of the major museums and government building. The major portion of the day will be spent visiting the monuments that make D.C. famous. Monuments often reflect as much about the attitudes of the era in which they are built as they try to memorialize the person or event itself. The tour will examine the backstory of many of the major monument and discuss how these stories shape public memory.

Depending on traffic and construction, the tour will make stops at the White House, the World War II Memorial, the Jefferson, FDR, and King Memorials, and the Lincoln-Vietnam-Korean Group. It will also cross the Potomac to visit the National Marine Memorial (Iwo Jima). This is an excellent introduction to Washington for those who have not been there, but even for veteran visitors this promises to be an engaging tour.
Fee: $30 for members and nonmembers

Rich Loosbrock, Adams State University, Alamosa, CO; Ed Crowther, Adams State University, Alamosa, CO


9:30 am to 11:00 am

9:30 am to 11:00 am

9:30 am to 1:00 pm

9:30 am to 1:00 pm

Perspectives on History: Interrogating American Art

9:30 am to 1:00 pm

Host: Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Washington, DC
Use artwork to zoom in on key issues in American history. Zoom out to see those issues at play in today's world. Inquiry strategies will prompt evidence-based reasoning and argumentation.

NOTE: Attendees are on their own to reach this clinic, which is within walking distance of the convention center.

Elizabeth Dale-Deines, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC; Peg Koetsch, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC


9:45 am to 11:45 am

9:45 am to 11:45 am

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Teaching the Holocaust and Related Issues through Anne Frank

10:00 am to 4:00 pm
149A Convention Center

New educational tools, using the life and Diary of Anne Frank as a starting point, will be presented. The format is highly interactive.
Fee: $30 for members, $45 for nonmembers

Barry van Driel, Cihan Tekeli, Anne Frank House, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Charles Vaughan, AC Flora High School, Columbia, SC; Doyle Stevick, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC


10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Pre-AP Strategies in History and the Social Sciences

10:00 am to 4:00 pm
208B Convention Center

This interactive workshop presents teachers at the Pre-AP level with strategies to improve students' historical thinking skills, as well as interpretation and analysis through the exploration of primary and secondary sources.
Fee: $99 for members, $125 for nonmembers

Warren Hierl, retired; formerly The Career Center, Winston-Salem, NC

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

AP United States History

10:00 am to 4:00 pm
209A Convention Center

This interactive workshop will contain activities that explore the content and structure of the AP United States History course and exam and will suggest appropriate instructional strategies and practices for AP teachers.
Fee: $99 for members, $125 for nonmembers

Paul Dickler, Foreign Policy Research Institute, Philadelphia, PA

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

AP U.S. Government and Politics

10:00 am to 4:00 pm
209B Convention Center

Participants will engage in several interactive activities structured to facilitate key curriculum requirements, such as analyzing political behavior, evaluating governmental policies, and comparing and interpreting political concepts and data.
Fee: $99 for members, $125 for nonmembers

Noah Lipman, Monmouth University and Long Branch High School, Long Branch, NJ

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Finally, an Answer for Elementary Teachers

10:00 am to 4:00 pm
103B Convention Center

Shifts in ELA and Social Studies, the C3 Framework and best practice instruction related to the elementary classroom with interactive activities and resources are the basis for this clinic.
Fee: $30 for members, $45 for nonmembers

Kim Heckart, College Community School District, Cedar Rapids, IA; Rebecca Hellund, Pella Community School District, Pella, IA; Katy Swalwell, Iowa State University, Ames, IA


10:00 am to 4:00 pm

AP World History

10:00 am to 4:00 pm
209C Convention Center

Participants will learn how to use course themes and concepts from the World History Curriculum Framework to develop strategies for cultivating students' historical thinking skills as focused on critical trends and global processes. They will also discuss how to revise a course syllabus to align with course audit requirements.
Fee: $99 for members, $125 for nonmembers

Sharon Cohen, Springbrook High School, Silver Spring, MD

10:00 am to 12:00 pm

10:00 am to 12:00 pm

10:30 am to 12:30 pm

10:30 am to 12:30 pm

11:00 am to 5:00 pm

11:00 am to 5:00 pm

2016 NCSS Legislative Day

11:00 am to 5:00 pm
208A Convention Center

In light of the recent re-authorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and pending appropriations legislation, NCSS announces Thursday, December 1 as an all­-day Legislative Day event. The 2016 NCSS Legislative Day builds on our previous Legislative Day at the 2011 NCSS Annual Conference and will provide a unique opportunity for social studies educators reach out directly to members of Congress about the issues that are important to our profession.

This new addition to our pre-conference program will include a late morning orientation, time to meet with your members of Congress in the afternoon, and a concluding debriefing session on information dissemination strategies.


NCSS Legislative Day Schedule 

Pre­-Congressional Visit Briefing, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, Convention Center, 208A

Learn the best strategies to become an effective advocate for your profession. Gain an understanding of how to connect your talking points to the local and national issues that U.S. Congressional leaders care about and the key aspects to developing ongoing relationships that will make you a trusted source of information and feedback regarding the effect of national policies on local issues.
Presenter: Catriona Macdonald, Linchpin Strategies, LLC

Capitol Hill Appointments, 12:30 – 3:30 pm

After the morning orientation, participants will head out to meetings with their members of Congress. Participants must schedule appointments directly with their Senators' or Representatives' office in advance. Participants will receive additional information on how to prepare talking points and making appointments in the weeks before NCSS Legislative Day.

Legislative Day Debriefing, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Convention Center, Room 208A

Social studies advocacy doesn't have to stop on the steps of the Capitol! Join your colleagues in sharing your experiences from your Hill visits and discuss strategies for next steps and information dissemination.
Presenters: Catriona Macdonald, President, Linchpin Strategies, LLC; Peggy Jackson, NCSS President; and Lawrence Paska, NCSS Executive Director

We look forward to your participation!

Sign-Up for Legislative Day

Please sign-up to participate so we can send you updates about the event, including background information and talking points, and so we can help you connect with other participants from your state or district.

There is not a separate fee for Legislative Day, but you must be registered for the NCSS Annual Conference to participate. Click for registration information


Additional Resources for Your Legislative Visits

4 Steps to Scheduling Your Meetings with Congressional Offices
Tips on Preparing for Your Meeting
Support the 2016 NCSS Legislative Day via Social Media
 

Talking Points and Leave Behinds for Your Legislative Visits

2016 Talking Points for your Hill Visits
2016 Information to leave with your Congressional Offices 

 

 

Catriona Macdonald, Linchpin Strategies, LLC; Peggy Jackson, NCSS President, and Lawrence Paska, NCSS Executive Director


12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Building Social Understanding with National Public Radio

12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Host: National Public Radio, Washington, DC

This NPR headquarters clinic and tour will give educators the tools to help their students build social understanding and global awareness by discovering how a thoughtful look at news can enrich their understanding of history.

These issues are best examined with good storytelling. In this clinic led by NPR and Listen Current, explore how to use public radio in the classroom to connect learning to real world events. The presentation will combine teaching strategies, research, and concrete examples of how to integrate podcasts into the social studies curriculum to facilitate students’ civic awareness and engagement. Learn how you can use podcasts to build important 21st century skills including listening, reading, critical thinking, problem solving, and empathy.

Bring your tablets or laptops to sign on and explore as we share the many ways to integrate global current events with Listen Current’s curated public radio stories in the classroom. This clinic will be facilitated by a social studies teacher who uses many of these methods. The teacher will share scenarios of how the tools work in their classroom. Attendees will leave a list of websites and teaching strategies to help teachers convey a fluent historical, political, and cultural understanding of ideas that define our world.

Fee: $35 for members, $45 for nonmembers

Monica Brady Myerov, Listenwise, Boston, MA

12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Using Inquiry to Discover Washington DC

2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
204A Convention Center

Find treasure in Chinatown, discover the secrets of the National Mall, and pay tribute to fallen heroes. Join a hands-on exploration of Washington, DC using inquiry as our guide.
Fee: $20 for members, $35 for nonmembers

Paul Nagel, Hempstead High School, Cypress, TX; David Faerber, Lee Magnet High School, Baton Rouge, LA


2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Teaching the Civil War through a Social/Emotional Learning Framework

2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
203A Convention Center

Experience how an inquiry-based learning approach uses the narrative structure of Storypath to enhance student engagement and create "the lived experience" for historical, civic, and social/emotional learning. Curriculum provided.
Fee: $20 for members, $35 for nonmembers

Margit McGuire, Seattle University, Seattle, WA; Bridget Walker, Sound Supports K-12, Mukilteo, WA


2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

A Historical Perspective on the Arab-Israeli Conflict and Peace Process

2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
103A Convention Center

High school world history, geography, and global studies teachers will deepen their pedagogic content knowledge in this dynamic workshop, which emphasizes inquiry based learning using Teaching with Primary Sources strategies.
Fee: $20 for members, $35 for nonmembers

Linda Maizels, Institute for Curriculum Services, San Francisco, CA


2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Cultural Genocide against Native Peoples in the U.S.: Findings from a Truth and Reconciliation Commission

2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
149B Convention Center

Unprecedented truth and reconciliation commission on forced removal of Native children explored in film and related curricula. Was it cultural genocide? Learn to teach this story. Free film and curriculum.
Fee: $20 for members, $35 for nonmembers

Mishy Lesser, Upstander Project, Watertown, MA; Adam Mazo, Upstander Project, Boston, MA; Nikki Ulrich, Close Up Foundation, Alexandria, VA; S.D. Nelson, author and illustrator, member of Standing Rock Sioux Tribe


2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Tech + Narrative = Engaged Students

2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
203B Convention Center

Harness the power of primary sources with Historical Narrative Inquiry! Foster the curiosity of learners to evaluate primary sources and create historical narratives on interactive timelines. Device needed.
Fee: $20 for members, $35 for nonmembers

Thomas Ketchell, HSTRY, Boston, MA


2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Geography as Inquiry: Bringing People and Places to Life

2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
144B Convention Center

Geography is defined as art, social science, and science. Participants will explore the world through case studies of such key issues as borders and passages, conservation and exploitation, and sustainability.
Fee: $20 for members, $35 for nonmembers

Jack Zevin, Queens College, Flushing, NY; Mark Newman, National Louis University, Chicago, IL


2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Successfully Create a World Religions Elective in Your High School

2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
144C Convention Center

Replace that fear of teaching about World Religions in school with the courage, resources, and support you need to empower your students to be global citizens. Learn as well how to avoid controversies teachers have faced around the country, especially regarding lessons on Islam, when they brought in guest speakers, let students try on religious garb, and went on field trips.
Fee: $20 for members, $35 for nonmembers

Chris Murray, Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD; Murali Balaji , Hindu American Foundation, Washington, DC; Linda K. Wertheimer, author of Faith Ed, Teaching About Religion In An Age of Intolerance, Boston, MA; Benjamin Marcus, Religious Freedom Center, Washington, DC


2:00 pm to 5:30 pm

2:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Washington DC: A Capitol Classroom for Onsite Civic Learning

2:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Host: Close Up Foundation, Alexandria, VA

The city is your classroom at NCSS! Join this hands-on history and civic learning opportunity in Washington, DC. Whether you're visiting for the first time or your tenth, you will learn something you can take with you to your classroom. You will explore the Jefferson, FDR, and Martin Luther King memorials, where you will learn the history behind these remarkable sites and interact with them as never before, using a civic lens to understand how monuments can be explored by your students as a teaching tool. You will also travel beyond the marble monuments to Lincoln Park and Eastern Market, to look at the Capitol Hill neighborhoods and learn the history of Washington, DC.  Don’t miss this chance to explore Washington and take in all that the city has to offer while learning new ways to teach history and civics using place based learning. 

MaryBeth Wagner, Close Up Foundation, Alexandria, VA; Dan Wallace, Close Up Foundation, Alexandria, VA


2:00 pm to 5:30 pm

The Secret History of History

2:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Host: International Spy Museum, Washington, DC

Teaching history through the lens of intelligence is not only timely but timeless. In a post 9/11 world a focus on intelligence and its role through history is critical. Join International Spy Museum staff for a 2,000 year journey through the secret history of history. Enter the shadow world of espionage in this clinic which will provide a keynote presentation with a former spy, an exploration of the Museum's artifacts and stories, and hands-on simulation and lesson demonstrations with the Museum's educators. Each participant will leave with a comprehensive packet of resources, the Museum's Cuban Missile Crisis simulation publication, and a newfound appreciation for how spying has often changed the course of history.

*Designed for secondary teachers. Cost includes a USB with SPY's lesson plans and resources and Museum admission.
Fee: $25 for members, $40 for nonmembers

NOTE: Attendees are on their own to reach this clinic, which is within walking distance of the convention center.

Jacqueline Eyl, International Spy Museum, Washington, DC; Lucy Stirn, International Spy Museum, Washington, DC; Vince Houghton, International Spy Museum, Washington, DC


2:00 pm to 6:00 pm

2:00 pm to 6:00 pm

From Clickbait to Content: Tips for Teaching Current Events

2:00 pm to 6:00 pm

More than any other generation, today’s youth are bombarded with information 24/7 on multiple and varied platforms. It is crucial that educators help students become savvy media consumers by learning to analyze news and all other kinds of sources for credibility, reliability and value.

This half-day session at the Newseum, in partnership with the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), will explore ways teachers can increase news and media literacy that will enable students to make informed and well-reasoned decisions in a complex global environment. You’ll meet with media experts, peers and international industry insiders to gain strategies and ready-to-use resources for teaching media literacy to foster global citizenship.

Tentative Agenda:

2 p.m. Panel discussion and Q&A: Speakers from NewseumED (USA), The New York Times The Learning Network (USA), News-O-Matic (USA), #juniormedia (Poland) and News Decoder (France) will discuss how they are promoting global learning and share leading practices with a focus on using new technology. Participants will get tips for the classroom on ways to create a literate, civic-minded new generation.

3 p.m. Global Media Ethics: Journalists used to base decisions on what was best for their community, but technology today has blurred the definition of community. A decision made locally can have global repercussions, as evidenced by the publishing of Prophet Muhammad cartoons that enraged Muslims around the world. This workshop will provide participants with a look at the decision-making steps in news gathering and news production. What is news, and how do journalists decide what to cover? What factors affect how a story is played? We’ll explore the journalism principles of being fair, accurate and clear. Then, through large discussion and a small-group activity, participants will explore the tough ethical decisions journalists face daily.

4 p.m. Gallery Tour: Participants will get a guided tour of the Newseum’s Time Warner World News Gallery, which provides a sweeping overview of the global news environment. A huge map — updated annually — illustrates the different levels of press freedoms in countries around the world. Participants will be asked to consider how a free press in a democracy can have positive and negative effects on people in countries without free expression.

4:30 p.m. Curatorial Session: An archivist will provide a behind-the-scenes look at the Newseum collection process and share recent international acquisitions.

5 p.m. Laureate Presentations: In this fast-paced session, participants will learn about the 16 winning strategies of the 2016 WAN-IFRA World Young Reader Prize awards that can be of immediate use in classrooms.

All participants will receive:

free admission to the Newseum.
a packet of classroom-ready activities and worksheets related to workshop content. All materials are adaptable across a range of subjects and grades.
a set of poster-sized national and international papers from the Newseum’s Today’s Front Pages exhibit.
a guide to using NewseumED’s online resources, including primary sources, videos and curricula tailored to classroom use.

Host: Newseum, Washington, DC

NOTE: Attendees are on their own to reach this clinic, which is accessible by Metro.

Barbara Pearson, Newseum, Washington, DC; Barbara McCormack, Newseum, Washington, DC


4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

5:00 pm to 7:30 pm

5:00 pm to 7:30 pm

5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

6:30 pm

6:30 pm
12/02/2016

7:00 am to 8:45 am

7:00 am to 8:45 am

8:45 am to 9:45 am

8:45 am to 9:45 am

Disciplinary Literacy and the Quest for Balance in Social Studies Instruction

8:45 am to 9:45 am
141 Convention Center

The connection between social studies and literacy has led to some important debates in the field for decades. This session presents a balanced model for integrating social studies and literacy, arguing that literacy education is citizenship education and offering a theoretical and practical model for designing disciplinary literacy-based lessons.

Allen Guidry, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
Secondary/High School Social Sciences

8:45 am to 9:45 am
8:45 am to 9:45 am

Creating Change: An Informed Electorate through Policy and Advocacy

8:45 am to 9:45 am
202B Convention Center

Sponsored by the Friends of NCSS Community

Michele Jawando will discuss the Center for American Progress' impact on public policy in civil rights, civil liberties, and efforts to create an informed electorate, particularly aimed at young people. From grassroots advocacy to lobbying Capitol Hill, change requires many moving parts and many passionate people.

Michele Jawando is the Vice President for Legal Process at the Center for American Progress.

8:45 am to 9:45 am

Inquiry, Evidence-Based Writing, and DBQ Online: Do You DBQ?

8:45 am to 9:45 am
Exhibit Hall Classroom B

The DBQ Project is excited to demo our new DBQ online platform. For those already familiar with our methodology, come see if the online version is right for you. For those new to DBQ, the session will also overview our 6-step teaching method and address issues of equity when involving students in historical inquiries using documents.

Chip Brady, The DBQ Project, Evanston, IL

8:45 am to 9:45 am

VBQs: The Video-Based Question Activity

8:45 am to 9:45 am
103B Convention Center

Video-Based Questions uses Google forms and video/media to engage learners and allows students to control the pace of their learning.

Kelly Grotrian, East Brunswick Public Schools, East Brunswick, NJ
Secondary/High School US History

8:45 am to 9:45 am

Fostering Civic Engagement through Productive Dialogue

8:45 am to 9:45 am
149A Convention Center

Now that the election is over, it's more important than ever to foster productive dialogue about civic engagement. We the Voters is an anthology of 20 short, nonpartisan films focusing on democracy and U.S. governance, with free materials written by PBS Education. Learn how to use these standards-aligned materials to start conversation in the classroom.

Syd Golston, Phoenix Union High School District, Phoenix, AZ; Liz Ramos, Alta Loma High School, Rancho Cucamonga, CA; Dave Ferrero, Vulcan Philanthropy, Seattle, WA
Secondary/High School Civics/Government

8:45 am to 9:45 am

Islamophobia: Getting Islam Right in the Classroom

8:45 am to 9:45 am
144C Convention Center

Explore content and strategies from cultural, media, and community leaders to support teachers in classroom discussion. The panelists will delve into their industry's handling of issues affecting the Muslim community.

Jayson Wilkinson, DC Public Schools, Washington, DC
Secondary/High School Global Connections

8:45 am to 9:45 am

So, You Want to Teach the Presidency?

8:45 am to 9:45 am
145B Convention Center

Learn methods for teaching and learning about the U.S. presidency in this interactive and Constitution-based program. The White House Historical Association will share resources for the classroom.

Joanna Capps, White House Historical Association, Washington, DC
PreK-Elementary Civics/Government

8:45 am to 9:45 am

From the Past to the Present: Taking Informed Action

8:45 am to 9:45 am
208B Convention Center

Dimension 4 of the C3 framework requires that students take informed action. Learn how to take students from inquiry to active citizenship by helping them connect historical events to current events, and then take informed action.

Tracy Middleton, 8th grade Social Studies, Hidden Valley Middle School, Hidden Valley, CA
Middle Level Civics/Government

8:45 am to 9:45 am

Understanding the Tests Now to Improve Your AP Students' Performance in the Future

8:45 am to 9:45 am
208A Convention Center

Get samples, ideas and techniques to improve both awareness of the tests and examples of ways to use the test in your teaching.

Bruce Damasio, Towson University, Towson, MD
Secondary/High School Economics

8:45 am to 9:45 am

Social Psychology through Civic Engagement

8:45 am to 9:45 am
142 Convention Center

Teach social psychology through the lens of the election process, showing how the candidates' behaviors, policies, and appearance influence citizens' choices. Resources will be provided.

Trish Everett, Pine Crest School, Fort Lauderdale, FL; Kerri-Anne Alexanderson, Pine Crest School, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Secondary/High School Psychology

8:45 am to 9:45 am

DocsTeach: A Primary Source-Based Teaching Tool from the National Archives

8:45 am to 9:45 am
147A Convention Center

Join the National Archives to discover DocsTeach.org and its new features. Learn to find, customize, and create primary source-based student activities that promote historical thinking and build inquiry skills.

Stephanie Greenhut, National Archives, Washington, DC; Jenny Sweeney, National Archives, Fort Worth, TX; Chris Zarr, National Archives, New York, NY
Secondary/High School US History

8:45 am to 9:45 am

Carter G. Woodson & Notable Tradebooks: Engaging Upper Elementary/Middle Lesson Plans

8:45 am to 9:45 am
206 Convention Center

Searching for compelling upper elementary/middle grade lesson plans tied to NCSS Notable Tradebooks and Carter Woodson winning titles? Look no further! Participants will receive all lesson plans.

JoAnn Wood, www.appleseedclass.com, Marietta, GA; Lynne Farrell Stover, James Madison University, Center for Economic Education, Harrisonburg, VA; Janie Hubbard, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL; Melinda Odom Staubs, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL; Marilyn Ward, Carthage College, Kenosha, WI; Lara Willox, University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA; Paige Lilley-Schulte, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA; Sarah Hartman, College of Coastal Georgia, Brunswick, GA; Mellanie Robinson, Reinhardt University, Waleska, GA; Deborah Morowski, Auburn University, Chicago, IL; Theresa McCormick, Auburn University, Auburn, AL; Dominic Lorann, Carthage College, Kenosha, WI; Jeanette Balantic, Garden City Public Schools, Garden City, NY
PreK-Elementary Social Sciences

8:45 am to 9:45 am

Teaching an Authentic Portrayal of Thanksgiving: Resources and Activities

8:45 am to 9:45 am
140A Convention Center

The dominant narrative has overshadowed Thanksgiving for too long! Leave your toilet paper roll Pilgrims at home and learn about the history and misconceptions surrounding this American holiday.

Eric Groce, Appalachian State University, Blowing Rock, NC; Robin Groce, Appalachian State University, Blowing Rock, NC
PreK-Elementary US History

8:45 am to 9:45 am

Using Primary Sources to Teach about Hinduism

8:45 am to 9:45 am
144B Convention Center

Learn how to use Hindu texts as primary sources and relate them to contemporary Hindu practices.

Murali Balaji, Hindu American Foundation, Washington, DC; Christopher Murray, Walter Johnson High School, Bethesda, MD
Secondary/High School World History

8:45 am to 9:45 am

Using Teacher Feedback to Plan a Cohesive, Varied PD Program

8:45 am to 9:45 am
201 Convention Center

Planning the perfect professional development is challenging! Explore Boston Public Schools' strategy to develop a plan that incorporated place-based learning, professional learning communities, and digital learning strategies.

Natacha Scott, Boston Public Schools, Roxbury, MA; Kerry Dunne, Boston Public Schools, Roxbury, MA; Josue Sakata, Boston Public Schools, Roxbury, MA
Supervisory-Administrative US History

8:45 am to 9:45 am

New Directions For Inquiry: Citizen Student Archivists Crowdsourcing the Past

8:45 am to 9:45 am
207A Convention Center

How can crowdsourcing support inquiry-based learning? Find out through Mapping the Fourth of July - a crowdsourced archive where students investigate how Americans celebrated July 4th during the Civil War era.

Paul Quigley, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA; Kurt Luther, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA; David Hicks, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA; Daniel Newcomb, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
Secondary/High School US History

8:45 am to 9:45 am

Question Bridge: Transforming Culturally Responsive Pedagogy for Black Male Students

8:45 am to 9:45 am
204B Convention Center

Question Bridge is designed to redefine the image of African American males. The goal is to create dialogue, discourse, and incorporate pedagogical orientations; and to discover alienation, implications, and its effects.

Lashunda Reynolds, McKinley Technology High School, Washington, DC; Chris Johnson, California College of the Arts/ Question Bridge, Oakland, CA; Laura Hoffman, The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC
Secondary/High School Social Sciences

8:45 am to 9:45 am
8:45 am to 9:45 am

Sunken and Seized Ships: What Warrants War?

8:45 am to 9:45 am
207B Convention Center

From the shores of Tripoli to Iranian waters, U.S. Naval forces long have engaged with foreign powers. Learn how students explored such situations to deliberate about what warrants war.

Brian Bechard, Olathe Public Schools, Olathe, KS; Kori Green, El Dorado Public Schools, El Dorado, KS; Chris Fellows, Summit Lakes Middle School, Lee's Summit, MO
Middle Level Global Connections

8:45 am to 9:45 am

The New American Battlefield: The Civil War in National Memory

8:45 am to 9:45 am
203B Convention Center

Learn how students can become the front line of the battle to encourage the preservation of memory and the fields of glory fought over during the Civil War.

David Kendrick, Civil War Trust, Athens, GA; James Percoco, Civil War Trust/Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership, Washington, DC; Jessie Aucoin, Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership, Waterford, VA; Robert Rinehart, Civil War Trust, Bel Air, MD; Joe Foster, Civil War Trust/Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership, Waynesfield, OH
Middle Level US History

8:45 am to 9:45 am

Archaeology and Social Studies: Making the Past Come Alive in Your Classroom!

8:45 am to 9:45 am
Exhibit Hall Classroom A

Most Social Studies topics incorporate archaeological information. Learn about standards-based educational resources offered by the leading international archaeology organizations. Lesson plans, classroom resources, and recommended electronic media provided.

Maureen Malloy, Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC; Kevin Gidusko, Flagler College, St. Augustine, FL

8:45 am to 9:45 am

Spy School 101: Incorporating Espionage Skills in Your Classroom

8:45 am to 9:45 am
143B Convention Center

Observation, analysis, team building and critical thinking are skills used by both spies and students. Learn how to utilize the International Spy Museum's unique resources in your classroom.

Jacqueline Eyl, International Spy Museum, Washington, DC; Lucy Stirn, International Spy Museum, Washington, DC
Middle Level Civics/Government

8:45 am to 9:45 am

Teaching Academics to Generation Z Students through Music and the Performing Arts

8:45 am to 9:45 am
140B Convention Center

Learn about and come away with tested activities and strategies that use music and art as a supplementary curriculum to engage and teach today's generation of multi-media learners.

Jonathan Schwartz, N/A, Recently Retired, CA
PreK-Elementary US History

8:45 am to 9:45 am

Asia Matters: What Your Students Need to Know

8:45 am to 9:45 am
147B Convention Center

Walk in to explore the dramatic and dynamic changes taking place across Asia today. Walk out with dozens of ready-to-go lessons designed to stimulate student curiosity about why Asia matters.

Tese Wintz Neighbor, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; Yurika Kurakata, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Secondary/High School Global Connections

8:45 am to 9:45 am

Working Together! Interdisciplinary Civic Inquiry English + Civics = Solutions

8:45 am to 9:45 am
144A Convention Center

See how English and civics teachers work together to engage students in a series of strategies that allow students to research current issues and propose Mock Congress bills as solutions to real problems.

Anton Schulzki, William J. Palmer High School, Colorado Springs, CO; Adrienne Hause, William J. Palmer High School, Colorado Springs, CO
Secondary/High School Civics/Government

8:45 am to 9:45 am

Elections and Outcomes in the United States and Canada

8:45 am to 9:45 am
203A Convention Center

Christopher Sands

Sponsored by the Canada Community
Canadian and American voters have similar concerns but different political institutions. Drawing on recent elections in both countries, Dr. Sands will provide resources for using Canadian comparisons to teach U.S. government.

Christopher Sands is a Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute in Washington and also Senior Research Professor and Director of the Center for Canadian Studies at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.

8:45 am to 9:45 am

Research-into-Practice Lecture: Ordinary People/Extraordinary Circumstances: Reimagining Diversity in Civic Education

8:45 am to 9:45 am
204A Convention Center

This session presents exemplary social studies research for practitioners. Dr. Ashley Woodson addresses the oversimplification of civil rights leaders as civic superheroes, and ways to expand Black students' civic imaginations.​

Christine Baron, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY; Joseph Feinberg, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA; Michael Berson, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Middle Level Civics/Government

8:45 am to 9:45 am

Understanding the Armenian Genocide through Testimony, Film, and Photographs

8:45 am to 9:45 am
143C Convention Center

Photographs, film and testimony of survivors provide a compelling lens to better understand the impact of the Armenian Genocide. Participants will receive materials that are applicable for classroom use.

Sara Cohan, USC Shoah Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
Secondary/High School World History

8:45 am to 9:45 am

Saving Geography and Art through PBL, Co-Teaching, and S.T.E.A.M. Education

8:45 am to 9:45 am
204C Convention Center

See the benefits of a co-taught classroom in fostering authentic Project-Based Learning with Geography and Art. STEAM-based projects include global learning, social justice, and cultural diversity.

Lieu Nguyen, Charles R. Drew Charter School, Senior Academy, Atlanta, GA; David Cruz Vega, Charles R. Drew Charter School, Senior Academy, Atlanta, GA; Jennifer Ulbrich, Charles R. Drew Charter School, Senior Academy, Atlanta, GA
Secondary/High School Geography

8:45 am to 9:45 am

Out of Washington's Shadow: Teaching with the Voices of Enslaved Early Americans

8:45 am to 9:45 am
143A Convention Center

Enslaved people lived alongside the Founders, yet these individuals' stories are rarely told. Enrich teaching of early America with enslaved voices, using student-friendly text, primary sources, and classroom activities.

Jessica Ellison, Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul, MN; Kenneth C. Davis, New York, NY
Middle Level US History

8:45 am to 9:45 am

Sociological Perspective and Social Structure: ASA National Standards Domains 1&2

8:45 am to 9:45 am
149B Convention Center

First session in three-part symposium. Introduces strategies to teach the core concepts of social structure and social theory from the first two ASA National Standards domains--and the interplay between them.

Hayley Lotspeich, Wheaton North High School, Wheaton, IL; Chris Salituro, Stevenson High School, Lincolnshire, IL; Jean Shin, American Sociological Association, Washington, DC; Margaret Vitullo, American Sociological Association, Washington, DC; Brandon McCain, American Sociological Association, Washington, DC
Secondary/High School Social Sciences

8:45 am to 9:45 am

Through Chinatown's Eyes: Racial Identity during Washington, DC's 1968 Riots

8:45 am to 9:45 am
103A Convention Center

Filmmaker Penny Lee's documentary reveals how Chinese Americans, neither black nor white, saw their lives and neighborhoods threatened and transformed by rioting that rocked Chinatown following Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination.

Ting-Yi Oei, 1882 Foundation, Washington, DC; Ted Gong, 1882 Foundation, Washington, DC
Secondary/High School US History

8:45 am to 9:15 am

8:45 am to 9:15 am

Echoes from the Wall: Teaching the Impact of the Vietnam Era

8:45 am to 9:15 am
209A Convention Center

The founders of the Vietnam Memorial discuss how to teach the Vietnam war/era in the 21st century with a grounding in inquiry-based learning.

Reema Ghazi, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington, DC
Secondary/High School US History

8:45 am to 9:15 am

Reducing Marginalization of Civic Education through Partnership and Research

8:45 am to 9:15 am
209C Convention Center

Learn how the partnership between a local civic advocacy group and educational researchers used local voices to begin reversing the marginalization of social studies in a large urban school district.

Gayle Thieman, Portland State University, Washougal, WA; Pat Burk, Portland State University, Portland, OR
Higher Education

8:45 am to 9:15 am

When 2nd Meets 7th: A Collaborative Approach to Immigration

8:45 am to 9:15 am
209B Convention Center

Discover how a cross-grade partnership can motivate and engage students. Walk away with examples and templates to create your own partnership unit.

Hope Svendsen, Far Hills Country Day School, Far Hills, NJ; Kathy Rubin, Far Hills Country Day School, Far Hills, NJ
Middle Level US History

9:00 am to 11:00 am

9:00 am to 11:00 am

NCSS/CAEP SPA Reviewer Training

9:00 am to 11:00 am
Marriott Mint

Brandie Benton, Henderson State University; NCSS CAEP Program Review Coordinator
Higher Education

9:00 am to 11:00 am

9:00 am to 11:30 am

9:00 am to 11:30 am

9:20 am to 9:50 am

9:20 am to 9:50 am

9/11/2013: The Heroes of Flight 93: Never Forget

9:20 am to 9:50 am
209A Convention Center

Did that really happen? Facilitating your students' development of a more comprehensive perception of current and historical events by exposing them to thought-provoking discussions with local experts.

Linda McMillan, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA; Mahlon Fuller, Friends of Flight 93 National Memorial, Elizabethtown, PA
Secondary/High School US History

9:20 am to 9:50 am

Create, Explore, Connect: Teaching Digital Stories on Immigration

9:20 am to 9:50 am
209B Convention Center

Learn how to easily launch a student-centered digital story project on immigration and explore how immigration narratives facilitate critical thinking and engagement while building community with students and families.

Claire Tesh, Teach Immigration, Washington, DC; Callie Hawkins, President Lincoln's Cottage, Washington, DC
Middle Level Global Connections

10:00 am to 11:00 am

10:00 am to 11:00 am

Engaging Inquiry Strategies for C3 Framework Success with American History

10:00 am to 11:00 am
143A Convention Center

Inquiry strategies promote critical thinking, analysis of primary sources, argumentation, and social studies vocabulary. Explore interactive, easily implemented strategies that boost success with the C3 Framework and American history.

Vivian Bernstein, Core Learning, Inc., Oceanside, NY
Middle Level US History

10:00 am to 11:00 am

You've Got Issues. You Just Didn't Know It

10:00 am to 11:00 am
140B Convention Center

Learn how to issue-ize existing instructional units in American History and World History by applying an issues-centered focus to increase student engagement, understanding and responsibility.

Ronald Evans, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA; Kim Koeppen, Hamline University, St. Paul, MN; Scott Wylie, Chaminade University of Honolulu, New York, NY; Gregg Jorgensen, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL; Jay Shuttleworth, Long Island University, Brooklyn, New York, NY; William Fernekes, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Secondary/High School Civics/Government

10:00 am to 11:00 am

Engaging Students in Civics through the Use of Primary Sources

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Exhibit Hall D

Explore methods for engaging middle grade students in civics and history through primary sources.

Scott Waring, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL; Ashely Furgione, Jackson Heights Middle School, Oviedo, FL; Brian Furgione, Milwee Middle School, Longwood, FL
Middle Level Civics/Government

10:00 am to 11:00 am

Putting Social Studies in its Place Using GIS to Enhance the Social Studies Classroom

10:00 am to 11:00 am
208B Convention Center

Putting Social Studies in its Place is a free 5-week online course designed to introduce you to the power of using WebGIS in a Social Studies classroom. This session will model how you can use GIS to: complement your existing instruction; map and analyze simple data sets; and create community based PBL activities. Lesson plans, free software, and replication tips will be provided. Bring your own device.

John C. Bunin, Andy Mink, Julie Stavitski, Virginia Geographic Alliance, Farmville, VA
Secondary/High School Geography

10:00 am to 11:00 am

Can I Come In? Political Borders and Human Migration

10:00 am to 11:00 am
147B Convention Center

Who draws the line? Explore how the division and reunification of Germany provide context for lessons about refugees, immigration, and civic ideals today. Complimentary curriculum and study tour information.

Lou Kindschi, Oregon High School, Oregon, WI; Jennifer Windell, Transatlantic Outreach Program, Washington, DC
Secondary/High School Global Connections

10:00 am to 11:00 am

Let Freedom Ring: Students Can Become Detectives in K-8 Classrooms

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Exhibit Hall D

Use Library of Congress inquiry strategies to show your students how to become "history detectives" using primary sources and technology.

Amy Johnson, Cascade Middle School, Longview, WA; Patti Brown, Northlake Elementary, Longview, WA
PreK-Elementary US History

10:00 am to 11:00 am
10:00 am to 11:00 am

Why Do We Rescue? Decision-Making and Risk-Taking during the Holocaust

10:00 am to 11:00 am
143C Convention Center

Explore issues of choice and rescue during the Holocaust while also learning how to seamlessly incorporate Common Core literacy strategies in your teaching.

Brittany Burns, Algonquin Regional High School, Northborough, MA
Secondary/High School World History

10:00 am to 11:00 am

Teaching Socialization, Stratification, and Inequality: ASA National Standards Domains 3&4

10:00 am to 11:00 am
149B Convention Center

Second session in three-part symposium. Focuses on lessons to help students understand how individual people and societal forces can interact as reciprocal influences within the context of stratification and inequality.

Chris Salituro, Stevenson High School, Lincolnshire, IL; Hayley Lotspeich, Wheaton North High School, Wheaton, IL; Margaret Vitullo, American Sociological Association, Washington, DC; Brandon McCain, American Sociological Association, Washington, DC; Jean Shin, American Sociological Association, Washington, DC
Secondary/High School Social Sciences

10:00 am to 11:00 am

How Everyday People Influenced President Lincoln's Brave Ideas

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Exhibit Hall D

Engage with primary sources to analyze Lincoln's daily commute through Civil War Washington and discover the lessons he learned from ordinary people along the way.

Michelle Martz, President Lincoln's Cottage, Washington, DC
Middle Level US History

10:00 am to 11:00 am

Surviving a Plague: LGBT History in the Social Studies Classroom

10:00 am to 11:00 am
103A Convention Center

Introduce students to the gay rights documentary How to Survive a Plague, making explicit connections to the social studies curricula. Discussion questions and resources will be provided.

Lisa Pennington, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA; Cathy Brant, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
Secondary/High School US History

10:00 am to 11:00 am

How a Nation Becomes a State: A Map Analysis Activity

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Exhibit Hall D

See how the Library of Congress's professional development module, Analyzing Primary Sources: Maps, supports student inquiry and understanding of changing regional boundaries and the idea of statehood over time.

Linda Maizels, Institute for Curriculum Services, San Francisco, CA
Secondary/High School World History

10:00 am to 11:00 am

A University Wide Approach: Facilitating Cultural Responsiveness and Social Justice Education

10:00 am to 11:00 am
207B Convention Center

Cultural responsiveness is critical to social justice, but how do we approach this in the classroom? The session explores one university's multi-tiered, inquiry approach for incorporating social justice frameworks.

Amy Samuels, University of Montevallo, Birmingham, AL; Gregory Samuels, University of Montevallo, Birmingham, AL
Higher Education

10:00 am to 11:00 am

Making Great Americans: Civics Education for Immigrant and ELL Students

10:00 am to 11:00 am
203A Convention Center

Discover how to use project-based and experiential learning to deepen and enrich learning for immigrants and English language learners in the civics and government classrooms.

Jared Peet, T.C. Williams High School, International Academy, Alexandria, VA
Secondary/High School Civics/Government

10:00 am to 11:00 am

Enhancing an Exhibition with Hands-On Learning

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Exhibit Hall D

See how a hands-on learning cart enhanced the visitor experience for the recent exhibition Jacob Riis: Revealing “How the Other Half Lives.”

Cheryl Regan, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Social Sciences

10:00 am to 11:00 am

At the Core: Social Studies Inquiry, Engagement, and Common Core Skills

10:00 am to 11:00 am
103B Convention Center

Learn how to engage students with inquiry, having social studies content as the focus, while fulfilling the Common Core State Standards, and increasing rigor. Receive ready-to-use lessons and handouts.

Donna Knoell, Shawnee Mission, KS
PreK-Elementary US History

10:00 am to 11:00 am

Connecting Social Studies to Literacy through Primary Sources

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Exhibit Hall D

Obtain materials to coming social studies and literacy content through Paul Fleischmann's Bull Run. These materials will have your students analyzing and questioning literature while connecting with primary sources.

Linda Pfeiffer, Rebecca Marsh, Teaching with Primary Sources at the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO
Middle Level US History

10:00 am to 11:00 am

Carter G. Woodson & Notable Tradebooks: Engaging Early Grade Lesson Plans!

10:00 am to 11:00 am
206 Convention Center

Searching for compelling early grade lesson plans tied to NCSS Notable Tradebooks and Carter Woodson winning titles? Look no further! Participants will receive all lesson plans.

JoAnn Wood, www.appleseedclass.com, Marietta, GA; Cynthia Szymanski Sunal, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL; Dennis W. Sunal, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL; Amanda Pendergrass, University of West Alabama, Livingston, AL; Lynn Kelley, University of West Alabama, Livingston, AL; Angel Bestwick, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA; Holly HIbolt Swain, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL; Emma Abler, Cathage College, Kenosha, WI; Lois McFayden Christensen, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL; Lee Freeman, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL; Courtney Grever, Carthage College Student, Kenosha, WI; Sarah Montgomery, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA; Andrea Libresco, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
PreK-Elementary Social Sciences

10:00 am to 11:00 am

Analyzing Population Change in Your Community, Country, and World Using Live Web Maps

10:00 am to 11:00 am
204C Convention Center

Using live web maps, students analyze the wheres, whys, and hows of population change, lifestyles, diversity, age, income, and other variables in their own neighborhoods, region, country, and the world.

Joseph Kerski, University of Denver, Denver, CO
Secondary/High School Geography

10:00 am to 11:00 am

Is U.S. Democracy too Fragile for Voluntary Voting? Should We Require Voting?

10:00 am to 11:00 am
201 Convention Center

In this session participants will engage in a lively facilitated deliberation about whether we should adopt mandatory voting in the United States. This deliberation will model a best-case, fair hearing of different points of view.

Diana Hess, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI; Walter Parker, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Secondary/High School Civics/Government

10:00 am to 11:00 am
10:00 am to 11:00 am

That Happened Here? Place-Based Education with Informational Sources

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Exhibit Hall D

Learn how you can use free sources available at the Library of Congress and local collections to develop accessible curriculum that emphasizes the significance of local history.

Grant R. Miller, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
Middle Level US History

10:00 am to 11:00 am

Using Music to Teach Social Justice and Diversity

10:00 am to 11:00 am
207A Convention Center

Music teaches social justice and diversity in any grade. Learn how to open hearts and minds with traditional Native American chants, historical ballads, and songs of Springsteen and Johnny Cash.

Jeff Passe, The College of NJ, Ewing, NJ; Stephanie DiFrancesco, The River School, Washington, DC; Elizabeth Washington, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL; Dayna Orlak, Waldwick Public Schools, Waldwick, NJ
Middle Level Social Sciences

10:00 am to 11:00 am

Becoming Citizens or Citizens Already?

10:00 am to 11:00 am
141 Convention Center

Democratic educators and scholars argue schooling should help children develop into informed and engaged adult citizens. This perspective suggests children are citizens-in-the-making rather than citizens already. Join the presenter to explore the possibilities that emerge when the complex ways children read and write about their world are recognized as civic.

Jessica F. Kobe, Jennifer Hauver James, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
PreK-Elementary Civics/Government

10:00 am to 11:00 am

Eagle Eye Citizen: Civics, Your Students and You

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Exhibit Hall D

Eagle Eye Citizen is a series of engaging, online interactives for students focused on Congress and civic participation. Come play and see if you are an Eagle Eye Citizen!

Kelly Schrum, Jennifer Rosenfeld, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Middle Level Civics/Government

10:00 am to 11:00 am

All Rights Matter: Students and Criminal Procedure

10:00 am to 11:00 am
149A Convention Center

James Madison Fellows present lessons about constitutional guarantees of due process. Learn to what extent the guarantees of the 4th, 5th, 6th, and 8th amendments apply to youth and adults.

Claire Griffin, James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation, Alexandria, VA
Secondary/High School Civics/Government

10:00 am to 11:00 am
10:00 am to 11:00 am

TPS Teacher Network

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Exhibit Hall D

The TPS Teacher Network is a professional online learning community for educators of all grade levels to learn new ways to utilize Library of Congress resources in their classroom.

Peggy O'Neill-Jones, Keith Patterson, Kile Clabaugh, TPS Western Region at Metropolitan State University, Denver, CO
Secondary/High School Social Sciences

10:00 am to 11:00 am

From Non-Racism to Anti-Racism in Social Studies Education

10:00 am to 11:00 am
3rd Floor Prefunction Area

LaGarrett King

Sponsored by the African American Educators for the Social Studies Community
Non-racism, the passive rejection of extreme racism in the form of behaviors, discourse, and ideology effectively does little to transform our collective thinking about race. In fact, it reinforces racial structures and accepts terms of racism by being passive and silent about racial knowledge. In this presentation, Dr. King proposes that social studies promote more anti-racist frameworks, which actively reject institutional and structural aspects of race and racism. Using racial pedagogical content knowledge, social studies teacher education can move past non-racism and into anti-racist pedagogical spaces.

LaGarrett King is an assistant professor in the College of Education at the University of Missouri.

10:00 am to 11:00 am

Engaging Congress

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Exhibit Hall D

A mobile app that uses a series of game-based learning modules and primary source documents to explore the basic tenets of representative government and the challenges that it faces in contemporary society.

Valerie Peña, Elizabeth Osborn, Indiana University Center on Representative Government, Bloomington, IN; Matthew Madeira, Half Full Nelson LLC, Bloomington, IN
Secondary/High School Civics/Government

10:00 am to 11:00 am

TPS Online: What I Learned, You Can Too!

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Exhibit Hall D

The Eastern Region TPS online training provides educators at all levels with the tools they need to locate and effectively integrate primary sources into their teaching philosophies and practices.

Heidi Bamford, Western New York Library Resources Council, Buffalo, NY
Higher Education Social Sciences

10:00 am to 11:00 am

What's the Shock? Understanding Economic Recessions through Historical Context

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Exhibit Hall D

Scholarly research. Library of Congress primary source analysis, economic analysis, a deeper understanding of economic recessions through historical context and student poster presentations is featured in this sessions. Teacher handouts and rubrics are provided.

Jill Beccaris-Pescatore, Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, PA; Jessica B. Shocker, Pennsylvania State University-Berks College, Reading, PA
Secondary/High School Economics

10:00 am to 11:00 am

Bring History to Life!

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Exhibit Hall Classroom B

Get multiple resources to infuse powerful literacy strategies into your social studies instruction. Learn ways to help students communicate their understanding and make connections through rich listening, speaking, reading, and writing opportunities. Leave with strategies to implement immediately with students, and participate in a drawing for free resources.

Lynda McKelvey, Teacher Created Materials, Huntington Beach, CA

10:00 am to 11:00 am
10:00 am to 11:00 am

Let's Teach Our Children Honest and Inclusive History!

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Exhibit Hall D

History UnErased's mission is to prepare every educator to teach every child about the vital role that LGBTQ history and people have played in our nation and world.

Debra Fowler, Miriam Morgenstern, History UnErased, Inc., Lowell, MA
Secondary/High School US History

10:00 am to 11:00 am

Gold Mountain and Angel Island: Chinese Immigrants in the U.S.: 1848-1943

10:00 am to 11:00 am
147A Convention Center

Learn the motivations, experiences and contributions of nineteenth-century Chinese immigrants to the United States, and analyze the persecution and legal exclusion of the Chinese from 1882-1943.

Carol Pixton, Polytechnic School, Claremont, CA
Secondary/High School US History

10:00 am to 11:00 am

Engaging Assessment Strategies for High and Low Tech Classrooms

10:00 am to 11:00 am
203B Convention Center

Whether you're in a one-to-one or a one-computer classroom environment, there will be formative and summative assessment strategies you can use tomorrow for grades 3-12.

Rena Shifflet, Illinois State University, Normal, IL
Middle Level US History

10:00 am to 11:00 am

Law Library of Congress and Congress.gov

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Exhibit Hall D

The Law Library of Congress has the largest global legal collection in the world. Learn about Congress.gov and the Law Library’s digital collections and publications, infographic maps, blog, and more.

Barbara Bavis, Jill James, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Secondary/High School Civics/Government

10:00 am to 11:00 am

Economics, Environment, and Empathy: Photographing Contemporary Global Issues

10:00 am to 11:00 am
144C Convention Center

Contemporary issues can be examined through modern photographic art. In this interactive session, explore global issues through the work of contemporary artists, and receive supporting resources.

Barbara Cruz, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; Cheryl Ellerbrock, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; Sarah Mead, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Secondary/High School Global Connections

10:00 am to 11:00 am
10:00 am to 11:00 am

Teaching Geography with Primary Sources

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Exhibit Hall D

Learn about the power of using primary sources to teach geography through the work of a collaboration between the National Geographic Alliance Network and the TPS program.

Rebecca Theobald, University of Colorado and the Colorado Geographic Alliance, Colorado Springs, CO
Secondary/High School Social Sciences

10:00 am to 11:00 am

Teaching with Primary Sources Midwest Region at Illinois State University

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Exhibit Hall D

The TPS Midwest Region consist of 17 Midwestern states. The TPS Midwest Region actively promotes the use of the Library of Congress’ resources by providing professional development grants.

Judy Bee, TPS Midwest Region, Illinois State University, Normal, IL
Higher Education Social Sciences

10:00 am to 11:00 am

Justice Inquiry: Examining the Civil Rights Movement through Primary Sources

10:00 am to 11:00 am
143B Convention Center

Receive extensive strategies and resources on the civil rights movement from the Alabama Department of Archives and History in Montgomery, AL, that you can use immediately. Interactive format. All grades.

Susan Santoli, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL; Susan DuBose, Elmore County Public Schools, Wetumpka, AL
Middle Level Civics/Government

10:00 am to 11:00 am

Your Students Could be G.I.A.N.T.S.

10:00 am to 11:00 am
142 Convention Center

This interactive session has it all: free curricular units, online assessments, interactive maps, instructional strategies, and digital textbooks that build geographic inquiry and historical thinking skills for middle school students.

Rebecca Bush, Ottawa Area Intermediate School District, Holland, MI
Middle Level Global Connections

10:00 am to 11:00 am

Examining a Historic Truth and Reconciliation Commission in the U.S.: Can Teachers Change Attitudes and Discourse about Native Peoples?

10:00 am to 11:00 am
145B Convention Center

Discover how to teach the story of the unprecedented Truth and Reconciliation Commission on forced removal of Native children with a new documentary and its teaching resources, including a free film and curriculum.

Mishy Lesser, Upstander Project, Watertown, MA; Adam Mazo, Upstander Project, Boston, MA
Secondary/High School US History

10:00 am to 11:00 am

Inquiry Matters! Implementing the C3 Framework in Your School

10:00 am to 11:00 am
144B Convention Center

Three teachers and high school social studies specialists detail the process of getting the C3 Framework into the instructional repertoire of educators in Fairfax County (VA) Public Schools. Resources provided.

Craig Perrier, Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax, VA; Lauren Burda, Mount Vernon High School, Alexandria, VA; Samantha Reynolds, Chantilly High School, Chantilly, VA; Christina Vandenbergh, Madison High School, Vienna, VA
Secondary/High School World History

10:00 am to 11:00 am

Chronicling America: A Door to History

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Exhibit Hall D

A demonstration of Chronicling America, a website that provides free, public access to more than 11 million pages of historic American newspapers

Robin Butterhof, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Social Sciences

10:00 am to 11:00 am
10:00 am to 11:00 am

Charting Contemporary Social Studies Education with NCSS Yearbooks

10:00 am to 11:00 am
144A Convention Center

The presenters will draw on ideas from NCSS Yearbooks to suggest four activities for social studies disciplines. The four activities discussed are connected to the goals of the C3 Framework.

Jeremiah Clabough, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL; Dwight Herold, Iowa Council for the Social Studies, Ames, IA; Taajah Witherspoon, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
Middle Level

10:00 am to 11:00 am

A Technology Showcase for You and Your Students

10:00 am to 11:00 am
204B Convention Center

Learn about and engage in technology-related best practices designed to help students make global connections. Then follow us to the tech lounge for one-on-one mentoring!

Nick Lawrence, East Bronx Academy for the Future, Bronx, NY; Jen Schlicht, Olathe South High School, Olathe, KS; Alexander Ledford, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; Ed Finney, Maple Hill Middle School, Castleton-on-Hudson, NY; Brian Bechard, Mission Trail Middle School, Olathe, KS; Joshua Patterson, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Secondary/High School Social Sciences

10:00 am to 11:00 am

The World Digital Library: Access to the World’s Primary Sources

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Exhibit Hall D

The World Digital Library makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from all countries and cultures.

Cecilia Peñaloza, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Social Sciences

10:00 am to 11:00 am

Finding Common Purpose: Building Partnerships to Strengthen History Education

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Exhibit Hall D

Learn about the strategies and view the materials from the first year of this TPS project in Atlanta, which pilots summer academies for teachers. The project aims to foster pedagogical strategies and deepen content.

Adam Tate, Charles Elfer, Clayton State University, Morrow, GA
Higher Education US History

10:00 am to 11:00 am

Controversy and Certainty in Our Daily Lives: Making Sense of Psychological Science

10:00 am to 11:00 am
202B Convention Center

Lauren Caldwell

Sponsored by the Psychology Community

Using examples from controversial topics such as violent video game play, spanking, school start times, and year-round school, the talk will address the importance of teaching students to critically evaluate social science research, skills needed to do this, and approaches to applying scientific findings in everyday life. We will address questions such as, When can we have confidence in what the science says?   How do we decide what to trust when news media reports conflicting findings? If the science says it, does that make it true for everyone? How do “scientific truths” change? How should we apply scientific findings in our lives? Our programs? Our systems and policies?

Lauren Caldwell is director of the Children, Youth, and Families Office in the Public Interest Directorate of the American Psychological Association.

10:00 am to 11:00 am

Blended Learning in Economics Classrooms

10:00 am to 11:00 am
208A Convention Center

Learn how to use differentiated instruction and blended learning together in the classroom to improve student learning, and explore several newer technology apps/games.

Nicholas Anello, Homewood Flossmoor High School, Flossmoor, IL; David Kush, Homewood Flossmoor High School, Flossmoor, IL; Carl Coates, Homewood Flossmoor High School, Flossmoor, IL
Secondary/High School Economics

10:00 am to 11:00 am

Writing Like a Historian: Evidence-Based Writing Skills

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Exhibit Hall D

Preservice teachers were asked to write an essay explaining why the separation of church and state is integral to preserving religious freedom in America's pluralistic society. Discover the results.

Juan Walker, Augusta University, Augusta, GA
Secondary/High School Civics/Government

10:00 am to 11:00 am

Breathing New Life into State Studies

10:00 am to 11:00 am
204A Convention Center

Tired of the old state studies report? Learn how an inquiry-based process builds knowledge and understanding about states. Using the Storypath approach, students explore states integrating Common Core standards.

Margit McGuire, Seattle University, Seattle, WA; Bridget Walker, Sound Supports K-12, Mukilteo, WA
PreK-Elementary Geography

10:00 am to 12:00 pm

10:00 am to 12:00 pm

10:00 am to 10:30 am

10:00 am to 10:30 am

Primary-Source Lessons for U.S. Government or History Classes

10:00 am to 10:30 am
209C Convention Center

Learn powerful ways to use primary sources in your U.S. government or history class and gain access to free, short, primary source lessons online.

Stephen Masyada, FL Joint Center for Citizenship, Orlando, FL; Valerie McVey, FL Joint Center for Citizenship, Orlando, FL; Charles Flanagan, National Archives, the Center for Legislative Archives, Washington, DC; Jenny Sweeney, National Archives at Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX
Secondary/High School Civics/Government

10:00 am to 10:30 am

Elections are Over! Now What?

10:00 am to 10:30 am
209B Convention Center

It's time for the election season after party! Keep the excitement going with interactive lesson plans, games, and action civics projects that focus on elected officials' jobs. Free resources provided!

Emma Humphries, iCivics, Jacksonville, FL; Carrie Ray-Hill, iCivics, Madison, WI; Amber Coleman-Mortley, iCivics, Washington, DC
Middle Level Civics/Government

10:00 am to 10:30 am

10 Show Me What You Know! Styles of Assessment

10:00 am to 10:30 am
209A Convention Center

Hold on! This fast-paced presentation showcases student projects from around the world. You'll leave inspired and ready to let students show me what you know!

Claire Varner, Sutori (formerly known as HSTRY), Boston, MA
Secondary/High School Global Connections

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