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NCSS Annual Conference Session Schedule

12/02/2016

11:15 am to 11:45 am

11:15 am to 11:45 am

Enhancing the History Classroom with History of Technology

11:15 am to 11:45 am
209A

IEEE, the world's largest engineering association, is developing inquiry-based multi-media resources for inquiry-based global history classes to enhance understanding of the complex role of technology in an increasingly globalized society.

Michael Geselowitz, IEEE, Hoboken, NJ; Kelly McKenna, IEEE, Hoboken, NJ; Adam Angelozzi, Freehold Regional High School District, Englishtown, NJ; Michelle Lilley, Freehold Regional High School District, Englishtown, NJ; Laurie Bisconti, Livingston Public Schools, Livingston, NJ
Secondary/High School World History

11:15 am to 11:45 am

Service Learning 113: Engage, Globalize, Transform Lives through Nasaruni Academy

11:15 am to 11:45 am
209B

Empower girls' education and globalize your class with Nasaruni Academy for Maasai Girls, Kenya. Participants learn to bring real change at home and abroad--starting with mini-action project in our session.

Michelle Cude, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA; Holly Hoover, Stonewall Jackson High School, Quicksburg, VA; Christina Jirele, William Monroe Middle School, Stanardsville, VA
Middle Level Global Connections

11:15 am to 12:15 pm

11:15 am to 12:15 pm

Reciprocal Inquiry: How Teacher Insights Transformed Preservice Social Studies Methods

11:15 am to 12:15 pm
145B

Engage with a university professor and a teacher leader who transformed a methods class based upon voices of teachers in the field. Discover how team teaching revolutionized practice for both.

Margaret Ferrara, University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV; Angela Orr, Washoe County School District, Reno, NV
Higher Education World History

11:15 am to 12:15 pm

Psychology: The Foundation of Civic Learning and Cultural Diversity

11:15 am to 12:15 pm
208A

Participate in hands-on, active learning exercises designed to address issues related to good citizenry, cultural proficiency, and critical thinking skills. This session is geared toward all psychology courses.

Randal Ernst, Lincoln Public Schools (Nebraska), Lincoln, NE; Charles Blair-Broeker, Cedar Falls Schools, Cedar Falls, IA
Secondary/High School Psychology

11:15 am to 12:15 pm

They're Always Over Us: Presidential Authority and Drones

11:15 am to 12:15 pm
144A

When we use unmanned aerial vehicles in combat, is it an act of war? What rules govern their use? Explore America's use of drones, and the changing state of war.

Mark Pearcy, Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ
Secondary/High School Civics/Government

11:15 am to 12:15 pm

Using Inquiry to Find Economics in STEAM Children's Literature/Informational Texts

11:15 am to 12:15 pm
207B

Learn how to teach economic concepts through award-winning children's books, including science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) informational text selections like The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind.

Mary Beth Henning, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
PreK-Elementary Economics

11:15 am to 12:15 pm

Gameify Your Classroom: Use Video Games to Your Advantage

11:15 am to 12:15 pm
204A

Take advantage of students' natural interest in competition and games by learning to create units or courses that channel that interest into learning meaningful content and skills.

Debbie Hahn, Hopkins Schools, MN, Minnetonka, MN; ViAnne Hubbell, Hopkins Schools, Minnetonka, MN; Allegra Smisek, Hopkins Schools, Minnetonka, MN
Middle Level Civics/Government

11:15 am to 12:15 pm

It's Not All About Me? Fostering Global Citizenship

11:15 am to 12:15 pm
147B

Citizenship is the foundation of our democracy. The C3 Literacy Collaborative shares their implementation of the C3 Framework and ELA integration through model units on character development and global citizenship.

Rebecca Valbuena, Glendora Unified School District, Glendora, CA; Cathy Marston, Glendora Unified School District, Glendora, CA; Cathy Lindahl, Glendora Unified School District, Glendora, CA; Jane Thompson, Glendora Unified School District, Glendora, CA; Karen Batista, Glendora Unified School District, Glendora, CA
PreK-Elementary Civics/Government

11:15 am to 12:15 pm
11:15 am to 12:15 pm

Including Diverse Families in Early Social Studies Curriculum

11:15 am to 12:15 pm
141

This session will explore conceptions of family in elementary curricula sharing diverse families' hopes for inclusion in early social studies curriculum and best practices regarding the inclusion of diverse families.

Lara Willox, West Georgia University, Carollton, GA
PreK-Elementary Global Connections

11:15 am to 12:15 pm

Using Inquiry to Teach about Race in Social Studies

11:15 am to 12:15 pm
3rd Fl

Community sponsored session to model inquiry lessons on race. Lessons appear in forthcoming edited volume, Race lessons: Using inquiry to teach about race in social studies.

Shakealia Finley, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO; Prentice Chandler, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH; LaGarrett King, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO
Secondary/High School Geography

11:15 am to 12:15 pm

U.S. Founding Documents Matter! Social Studies Instruction Impacts SAT Success

11:15 am to 12:15 pm
147A

Students earn analysis in History/Social Studies scores on the new SAT. Delve into the social studies skills, sample questions, and instructional strategies that students need to be college- and career-ready.

Martha Morris, The College Board, Reston, VA
Secondary/High School US History

11:15 am to 12:15 pm

Taking Learning beyond the Classroom Walls: Implementing AP Human Geography with WE.org Service

11:15 am to 12:15 pm
204C

Learn successful strategies and how to overcome challenges associated with implementing service learning. See examples of students tackling complex global issues to improve both their own learning and their community.

Allison Hunt, duPont Manual High School, Louisville, KY; Merritt Robinson, duPont Manual High School, Louisville, KY
Secondary/High School Geography

11:15 am to 12:15 pm

Election '16: Impacts of Race/Ethnicity and Culture on Civic Engagement/Voter Behavior

11:15 am to 12:15 pm
149B

Third session in three-part symposium. Specialists from the Pew Research Center will provide insights from national-level data regarding race, ethnicity, and culture and impacts on civic engagement and voter behavior.

Mark Hugo Lopez, Pew Research Center, Washington, DC; Margaret Vitullo, American Sociological Association, Washington, DC; Jean Shin, American Sociological Association, Washington, DC; Beth Floyd, American Sociological Association, Washington, DC; Hayley Lotspeich, Wheaton North High School, Wheaton, IL; Chris Salituro, Stevenson High School, Lincolnshire, IL
Secondary/High School Social Sciences

11:15 am to 12:15 pm

Elementary Literacy Building Strategies with Carter G. Woodson Books

11:15 am to 12:15 pm
145A

The presenters will share literacy building strategies using Carter G. Woodson Award winning books.

Ana (Award Session Place Holder) Post, NCSS, Silver Spring, MD
PreK-Elementary Civics/Government

11:15 am to 12:15 pm

Using Critical Race Theory to Teach the US History Curriculum

11:15 am to 12:15 pm
140A

Learn how to use the principles of Critical Race Theory to better teach about race, racial formation, and/or racism in all historical periods of the secondary US History curriculum.

Lauren Meyer, Yale University, New Haven, CT
Secondary/High School US History

11:15 am to 12:15 pm

Missing Pieces of Evidence? History as Inquiry

11:15 am to 12:15 pm
103A

What happened to Aaron? What is the Exeter family doing? Explore what happens when there are missing pieces of evidence. Discover some mysteries of history!

Colleen Fitzpatrick, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA; Stephanie Van Hover, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Secondary/High School US History

11:15 am to 12:15 pm

Let's Play Pandas: An Inquiry-Based Approach to Learning about Environmental Stewardship

11:15 am to 12:15 pm
144B

Exemplars from a pre-kindergarten will highlight our exploration of places near and far. Instructional strategies integrated social studies, literacy, and mathematics to engage children through play, story-telling, and problem-solving.

Ilene Berson, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; Michael Berson, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; Jennifer Ward, Hillsborough County Public Schools, Tampa, FL; Megan Cross, Preschool for Creative Learning, Tampa, FL
PreK-Elementary Global Connections

11:15 am to 12:15 pm

The Stories We Tell: Aboriginal History, Literacy, and Cultural Sensitivity

11:15 am to 12:15 pm
206

Learning cultural sensitivity begins early. Introduce students to North American indigenous peoples--First Nations, Inuit, and Métis--through thoughtfully-selected picture books in a modern context. Multiple resources distributed.

Tina Storer, Western Washington University, Canadian American Studies Center, Bellingham, WA; Amy Sotherden, Plattsburgh State University, Center for the Study of Canada/Institute on Quebec Studies, Plattsburgh, NY; Betsy Arntzen, University of Maine, Canadian-American Center, Orono, ME
PreK-Elementary Social Sciences

11:15 am to 12:15 pm

Picture Books and Inquiry: Nurturing Young Citizens

11:15 am to 12:15 pm
204B

Learn how to explore civics and current issues through children's literature. Get lessons and a diverse selection of picture books promoting critical and creative thinking.

Andrea Libresco, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY; Jeannette Balantic, Garden City Public Schools, Garden City, NY; Mary Battenfeld, Wheelock College, Boston, MA
PreK-Elementary Civics/Government

11:15 am to 12:15 pm

What We Carry: The Personal Journey of a Holocaust Survivor

11:15 am to 12:15 pm
143B

Come meet and experience the journey of a Virginia Holocaust survivor, and learn about the What We Carry program, developed to teach Holocaust lessons when survivors are no longer available.

Elena Baum, Holocaust Commission of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater, Virginia Beach, VA; Mickey Held, Holocaust Commission of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater, Virginia Beach, VA; Deb Segaloff, Holocaust Commission of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater, Norfolk, VA; India Meissel, Lakeland High School, Suffolk, VA
Middle Level World History

11:15 am to 12:15 pm

Set the Cold War on Fire! Engage Learners through Inquiry

11:15 am to 12:15 pm
143C

Gain quality lessons to engage your students in their own authentic research. Learn how to earn scholarships, create veteran interviews, and even attend international research trips.

Samantha Fraser, River Ridge High School, Woodstock, GA; Jongwoo Han, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY; Dawn Blake, Allen High School, Allen, TX; Kathryn Ricker, River Ridge High School, Woodstock, GA
Secondary/High School World History

11:50 am to 12:20 pm

11:50 am to 12:20 pm

Synthesizing the isms in AP US History

11:50 am to 12:20 pm
209B

The synthesis of terms like mercantilism, capitalism, nativism, imperialism, communism and other isms can provide all teachers a way to enhance their teaching of AP US History.

John Roncone, Barrington High School, Hoffman Estates, IL; Nate Newhalfen, Barrington High School, Hanover Park, IL; Tim Rife, Barrington High School, McHenry, IL
Secondary/High School US History

11:50 am to 12:20 pm

Don't Neglect Your Neighbor: Teach Canada!

11:50 am to 12:20 pm
209C

Though Canada and the U.S. are linked historically, economically, and geographically, our largest trading partner often receives little instructional focus. Experience hands-on lessons about shared borders, economics, population, and language.

Jennifer Dawson, Cobb County School District, Marietta, GA
Middle Level Global Connections

11:50 am to 12:20 pm

Historical Time Machine

11:50 am to 12:20 pm
209A

Get your students to resolve a contemporary global issue by connecting to civilizations from the past! Students will choose a contemporary problem and trace it back to its origins.

Maria Faircloth, Frank W. Cox High School, Virginia Beach, VA; Lydia Roberson, Frank W. Cox High School, Virginia Beach, VA
Secondary/High School World History

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

The Black Death and Infectious Diseases: A C3 Inquiry Project

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
147B

This presentation will feature an original C3 Inquiry Project based on teaching students about the Black Death and demonstrate how the C3 Framework can be applied to all infectious diseases.

James Moore, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH
Secondary/High School Global Connections

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

The New AP World History Exam: Teaching and Assessment

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
144B

Through specific teaching and assessment strategies (and handouts), explore the historical thinking skills that are the foundation of the new 2017 AP World History exam.

Greg Ahlquist, Webster Schools / NYSED, Webster, NY
Secondary/High School World History

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Entrepreneurship in the Elementary Classroom - Leavey Award Educational Summit

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
140B

Steal from the best! Discover innovative classroom techniques for teaching economics and entrepreneurship demonstrated by winning teachers. Learn how to turn your creative activities into cash with a Leavey Award.

Jason Raia, Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, Valley Forge, PA
PreK-Elementary Geography

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Representing Indigeneity: Problems and Possibilities of Textbooks, Mascots, and Monuments

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
202B

This vital issues session engages conference attendees to reconsider how our schools, curriculum, and monuments present Indigenous cultures and histories as a means to further civic engagement and social justice.

Sarah Shear, Penn State University-Altoona, Altoona, PA; Mark Finchum, Jefferson High School, Dandridge, TN; Gregory Smith, Hobbs Straus Law Firm, Washington, DC
Secondary/High School US History

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

C3, Literacy Strategies, and Inquiry Practices for Middle School World History

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
143B

Cause/effect, compare/contrast, and problem-solving skills are emphasized in C3 and CORE ELA standards, and are applicable in world history instruction. Explore active inquiry strategies and practices used to teach them.

Peggy Altoff, Colorado Springs, CO
Middle Level World History

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Congresswoman Jeannette Rankin: The First, but not the Last

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Exhibit Hall D

This multimedia poster presentation highlights a new oral history project with former women representatives and staff for the centennial of the election of the first woman in Congress--Jeannette Rankin.

Kathleen Johnson, Office of the Historian, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, DC
Secondary/High School Civics/Government

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Making Research Fun!: Ten Digital Tools for Inquiry Learning

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Exhibit Hall D

Using the inquiry arc and the Inquiry Design Model as a framework, presenters offer 10 technologies for enhancing student-centered activities of the inquiry process.

Lisa H. Matherson, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL; Vivian H. Wright, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL; Geoff Price, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC
Secondary/High School US History

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Fostering Inquiry by Pairing Children's Literature with Historical Photographs

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
204A

Learn how to pair historical photographs with non-fiction narrative texts to spark student imagination, resulting in questions that lead students to inquiry projects that they are interested in pursuing.

Kenneth Anthony, Starkville, MS; Peggy Hopper, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS; Melissa Baneck, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS
PreK-Elementary US History

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Teaching Empathy: Exploring Multiple Perspectives through Children's Literature Text Sets

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
142

During this interactive session, participants explore children's literature text sets and engage in hands-on response activities that enable K-12 students to develop critical literacy and content area knowledge.

Carmen Newstreet, Amie Sarker, University of Dallas, TX
PreK-Elementary Global Connections

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Who Were the Savages? Historical Perspective and the Indian Wars

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Exhibit Hall D

Explore an inquiry-based unit creating museum exhibits on Indian Removal/Dakota-Sioux Wars. Student-created exhibits drew on differing and contradictory sources to reflect multiple perspectives on this controversial era.

Diana Turk, New York University, Wellesley, MA; Stacie Brensilver Berman, New York University, New York, NY; Brittany Rawson Haeg, North View Junior High, Minneapolis, MN
Secondary/High School US History

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Oh No, Here Comes the Administrator!

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Exhibit Hall D

Have you ever had a day when an administrator pops in and you're not ready? Never again! This session provides teachers with quick and engaging activities that showcase expertise!

Sheronda Hardy, Lorraine Elementary School, Stockbridge, GA
PreK-Elementary US History

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Stories They Tell: Inquiry and Artifacts at the 9/11 Memorial

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Exhibit Hall D

Explore themes of survival, memorialization, and repercussions of the attacks using educational resources from the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Discover engaging, classroom-ready strategies that challenge students to tackle this difficult content.

Megan Jones, 9/11 Memorial Museum, New York, NY; Jennifer Lagasse, 9/11 Memorial Museum, New York, NY
Secondary/High School Civics/Government

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

The Global Economy: A Holistic, Inquiry-Based Teaching Approach

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
208A

This holistic teaching approach to the global economy simplifies a complex topic by examining the relationship of the economy, society, environment, politics, and human well-being through three interrelated dimensions.

Denise Ames, Center for Global Awareness, Albuquerque, NM; Sarah Sheesley, Center for Global Awareness, Albuquerque, NM
Secondary/High School Economics

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Got Game? Using Modern Board Games for Engagement

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Exhibit Hall D

Modern games are becoming more and more prevalent. These games may be utilized as a way-in to the curriculum, igniting and sustaining engagement and the desire to learn.

Lisa Ciecierski, Penn State Erie, Erie, PA; Bethany Scullin, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA
Middle Level Economics

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Empowering Teachers to Empower Students through Meaningful, Inquiry-Driven Curriculum

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Exhibit Hall D

How can we help our students love social studies? Empower them to take the lead! In a world of strictly written curricula, teachers can easily still do this!

Tina Whobrey, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
Middle Level World History

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Integrating Technology and Project-Based Learning - The Cliff Notes

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Exhibit Hall D

Are you leery about incorporating project-based learning or technology into your classroom? We can provide you with tips and strategies to help you get started.

Tyler Kenealey, Cockrill Middle School MISD, McKinney, TX; Dina Perez, Cockrill Middle School MISD, McKinney, TX
Middle Level Global Connections

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

The Perfect President: Creating a Model Candidate for Modern America

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Exhibit Hall D

Fresh off the 2016 presidential election, this project engages students in the campaign process and encourages them to take notice of and advocate for issues currently facing the nation.

Kylie Miller, Washoe County School Dist, Reno, NV
Secondary/High School Civics/Government

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Beyond Superheroes: Using Graphic Novels as Serious Texts for History and Biography

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
143A

Know kids love graphic novels, but not sure how to use them in class? Come learn where to find them, but more importantly, how to use them with students.

Quinn Rollins, Granite School District, Salt Lake Cty, UT
Middle Level US History

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Celebrating Inquiry in Civics, Geography, History, and Economics

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
103A

Join a panel of NCSS leaders modeling inquiry in social studies pedagogy and content knowledge. Participants will share exemplary inquiry instructional strategies for civics, geography, history, and economics

Paul Nagel, Hempstead High School, Cypress, TX; Bruce Damasio, Towson University, Towson, MD; David Faerber, Lee Magnet High School, Baton Rouge, LA; Mike Koren, Cardinal Stritch University, Fox Point, WI
Secondary/High School Geography

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Social Justice for the DNA of Henrietta Lacks

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
204B

In 1951 Henrietta Lacks, an African American mother of five passed; unbeknownst to her, her cells were harvested for research. A pinwheel discussion will determine if Ms. Lacks received social justice.

Janet Roberts, Procter Hug High School, Reno, NV
Secondary/High School Social Sciences

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Digital Differentiation for Learning and Inquiry

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
201

Learn how to harness mashups of a plethora of tools to bring the world into your classroom. The mix of tools reaches all levels of learners.

Lisa Butler, Hershey Middle School, Hershey, PA
Middle Level Geography

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Investigate All about It! Inquiry and Elementary Current Events

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Exhibit Hall D

An award-winning, experienced elementary teacher, an induction year teacher, and teacher educators present innovative strategies for placing meaningful, inquiry-based current events instruction at the heart of social studies.

Katherina Payne, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX; Michelle Bauml, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX; Erin Green, UT Elementary School, Austin, TX; Mary Ledbetter, UT Elementary School, Austin, TX; Sherry Field, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
PreK-Elementary Civics/Government

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Assessing Claim and Evidence through Informal Writing

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
147A

Claim and evidence are necessary for assessing knowledge and skills in social studies. While most teachers rely on formal writing, learn how to assess these skills through informal writing.

Mark Stout, Howard County Public School System, Ellicott City, MD
Secondary/High School US History

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Philosophy for Gamers: A Modern Approach to an Ancient Subject

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Exhibit Hall D

Explore a unique pedagogy that takes major topics of common philosophy courses and addresses them through plots, characters, missions, and objectives found in popular video-gaming platforms.

Rebecca Wilikinson, Saint Andrew's School, Boca Raton, FL; Jason Schipper, Saint Andrew's School, Boca Raton, FL
Secondary/High School Social Sciences

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Make Sourcing Sexy: Strategies to Engage Students in Sourcing Content

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
103B

Sourcing content is an essential skill for our students. Learn how to leverage awesome resources from the Library of Congress and new wave classroom strategies to make sourcing content fun.

Brian Furgione, Milwee Middle School, Longwood, FL; Ashley Furgione, Jackson Heights Middle School, Oviedo, FL
Middle Level Civics/Government

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Teaching Race and Membership in a Suburban Jewish Day School

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Exhibit Hall D

Bringing Facing History and Ourselves' Race and Membership curriculum to middle school students in this homogeneous environment poses challenges but also provides opportunities to truly teach the value of diversity.

Eytan Apter, Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School, Washington, DC
Middle Level Civics/Government

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Inquiring Minds Want to Know

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
203B

Your students want to be good writers. What's more, their writing should construct meaning, not create stress. Teach them the not-so-secret formula and make inquiry learning meaningful.

Jamie Creek, Belleville School District 118, Belleville, IL
Middle Level US History

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Preview of the U.S. Supreme Court Term

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
144A

Take a quick look back at the historic 2015-16 U.S. Supreme Court term before diving into one of the blockbuster cases from this term. Teaching materials provided.

Lee Arbetman, Street Law, Inc., Silver Spring, MD
Secondary/High School Civics/Government

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Back of the Bus: African American Children's Literature in Black History Month Book Displays

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Exhibit Hall D

We analyze Black American culture books displayed in schools and libraries during Black History Month to raise questions about their substance for classroom use.

Cynthia Tyson, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH; Anna Iacovetta, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH; Samantha Stewart-Chavana, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH; Susan Strayer, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
PreK-Elementary Social Sciences

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Liberty and Equality: Voting Rights, Women, and the Nineteenth Amendment

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
207A

Join the Bill of Rights Institute for a student-friendly lesson demonstration focused on using primary sources to analyze women's struggle for liberty and equality during the Suffrage movement.

Gennie Westbrook, Bill of Rights Institute, Arlington, VA; Tony Williams, Bill of Rights Institute, Arlington, VA
Secondary/High School US History

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Do Ask, Do Tell: LGBTQ Roundtable

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
144C

Are you questioning how to approach LGBTQ issues in your classroom? Do you have answers to the questions? Join this community discussion lead by leaders in LGBTQ education.

Melissa Collum, Viterbo University, La Crosse, WI
Secondary/High School World History

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

29 Sure-Fire Ideas for Teaching Civics

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
145B

Get 29 new ideas for transforming civics education in the classroom, one for each of the members of the Civics Renewal Network.

Joseph Phelan, National Endowment for the Humanities, Washington, DC; Ellen Iwamoto, Annenberg Public Policy Center, University of Pennsyvania, Philadelphia, PA; Kerry Sauter, National Constitution Center, Philadelphia, PA
Secondary/High School Civics/Government

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Balancing Liberty and Security: Lincoln and Habeas Corpus

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Exhibit Hall D

Is it ever necessary to violate the Constitution to save the Constitution? Receive classroom-friendly interactive lessons in which students evaluate the constitutionality of U.S. government actions during times of crisis.

Jeffrey Horne, Bill of Rights Institute, Arlington, VA
Secondary/High School US History

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Teaching Tough to Tackle History: DOVE and Civil Rights

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Exhibit Hall D

Explore ways to teach the Desegregation of Virginia Education (DOVE), using a web-based archive that can help students develop new historical understandings, critical thinking and effective communication skills.

Patrice Preston-Grimes, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA; Yonghee Suh, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA; Brian Daugherity, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA; Denodra Bennett, Falling Creek Middle School, North Chesterfield, VA
Middle Level US History

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Treasure Hunting: Learning Geographic Reasoning Skills through Literature

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
204C

Advance your students' geographic reasoning skills through the integration of children's literature and mapping! This hands-on lesson uses the free GeoFRED interface and Treasure Map to make geography come alive.

Erin Yetter, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis - Louisville Branch, Louisville, KY; Mark Bayles, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
PreK-Elementary Geography

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

What is NSSSA?

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
149A

Calling all teachers, department chairs, and supervisors! Join your colleagues to preserve the future of social studies. The National Social Studies Supervisors Association offers special conference rates and door prizes!

Jane Eason, NSSSA, Murrells Inlet, SC; Barbara Hairfield, Charleston County School District, Charleston, SC; Alice Reilly, Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax, VA
Supervisory-Administrative World History

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Game Theory: An Analytical Tool for the Social Studies Classroom

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
203A

Explore game theory as a lens for understanding historical and political decision-making. Learn a few simple games and make your own.

Dean Vesperman, Luther College, Decorah, IA; Chris Clark, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Secondary/High School Civics/Government

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Interactive Read-Alouds that Get Kids Thinking about the World

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Exhibit Hall D

Questions like How does where you live shape how you live? are the heart of social studies. Learn to plan interactive read-alouds that invite deep conceptual development and transcultural learning.

Valerie Walker, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN
PreK-Elementary Global Connections

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Voices from the Field: Evidence to Support Social Studies Teachers in the First Year of Teaching

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
141

This session reports data from a collaborative school district-university case study. This study reveals secondary in-service teachers' perceptions of what a first-year teacher should know and be able to do to be prepared to be successful. This study also informs future directions for team teaching methods courses through a district-university partnership.

Angela Orr, Washoe County School District, Reno, NV; Margaret Ferrara, University of Nevada, Reno, NV
Higher Education Social Sciences

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Visual Literacy: Creating Historical Infographics

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
140A

Create visually literate big picture thinkers. Learn how your students can answer the compelling questions of social studies by evaluating data and text to create historical infographics.

Becky Cash, Las Vegas Academy of the Arts, Las Vegas, NV; Chantay Jensen, Las Vegas Academy of the Arts, Las Vegas, NV; Kristen Donadio, Las Vegas Academy of the Arts, Las Vegas, NV
Secondary/High School US History

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Teaching Global Issues through a School Partnership with West African Students and Kentucky Students

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Exhibit Hall D

Want to teach about global issues up close and personal but don't know how? Learn about a high school teacher partnering with a school in Senegal.

Denise Dallmer, Indiana University East, Richmond, IN
Secondary/High School Global Connections

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Create, Explore, and Engage: Using Hstry in the Classroom

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Exhibit Hall D

Give students the power to bring historical content to life using HSTRY's free interactive timeline tool. Explore best practices of providing opportunities for students to show their mastery of content.

Elizabeth Ramos, Alta Loma High School, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Secondary/High School World History

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Innovative Ways to Teach about Israel and the Middle East in the High School Classroom

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
149B

This session provides educators with the tools necessary to discuss Israel and the Middle East in a confident and comprehensive manner, providing their students with meaningful education on the subject.

Joshua Warhit, StandWithUs, New York, NY
Secondary/High School World History

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Historical Literacy in the 21st Century: Empowering Tomorrow's Citizens Today

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Exhibit Hall D

21st century college and career readiness is tied to historical literacy. Learn how educators seized the opportunity to challenge students with complex issues of perspective, power, collaboration, and conflict.

Adam Chamberlin, Franklin Heights High School, Columbus, OH; Svetoslav Matejic,Franklin Heights High School, Columbus, OH
Secondary/High School World History

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Ready to Sing and Dance? Inquiry through Civil Rights Music

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Exhibit Hall D

Are you looking for a new approach to teaching the Civil Rights Movement? Have your students actively engage in the messages brought by folk and popular music through inquiry.

Russell Hammack, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL; Elizabeth Wilson, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
Secondary/High School US History

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Managing Tensions: Preparing Elementary Teachers for C3 Social Studies

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
206

This session highlights the tensions inherent in C3-oriented preservice elementary teacher education, invites participation in solving these puzzles, and demonstrates two teacher educators' approaches to addressing dilemmas in teacher preparation.

Michael Neel, Amy Palmeri, Peabody College at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Higher Education US History

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Thematic Timelines: Solving the Problem of Context

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Exhibit Hall D

Research shows students struggle to apply learning to other classes and their world. By utilizing thematic timelines, teachers can train students to recognize themes outside the context in which learning occurred.

Joe Zlatnik, Basehor-Linwood Middle School, Overland Park, KS; Scott Peavey, Gardner Edgerton High School, Gardner, KS; Maggie Suther, Sabetha High School, Sabetha, KS
Middle Level US History

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Which Field Experience Design is Best for Social Studies Methods?

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Exhibit Hall D

Preservice teachers benefit from quality field experiences, but what is the best design for social studies? Mixed-methods analyses of 81 students' responses compare four variations of field experience designs.

Erin Casey, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA; Mary Hudson, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA; Seth Eisworth, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
Higher Education Social Sciences

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Simulations in Practice: Think Like an Economist, Be a Citizen

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Exhibit Hall D

New strategies for teaching fiscal policymaking through inquiry! A recent Congressional Fellow shares how bills really become law. Receive simulations to teach the challenges present in our political environment.

Pamela Roach, North Cobb High School, Powder Springs, GA; Janna Deitz, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL
Secondary/High School Civics/Government

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Become a Nat Geo Certified Educator

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
143C

Complete the first phase of your National Geographic Educator Certification while you share and gain ideas on teaching with a global and geographic perspective.

Alison Szopinski, National Geographic, Washington, DC; Kim Hulse, National Geographic, Washington, DC
Middle Level Geography

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Service Learning and Community-Based Research as the Core of Methods

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
207B

By moving social studies methods to the community, candidates learned classroom and community-based methods for teaching, new ways to foster student engagement, and experience promoting the democratic aims of education.

Michael Kopish, Ohio University, Athens, OH
Higher Education

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Criminal and Juvenile Justice Teaching Toolkit

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Exhibit Hall D

Examine the constitutional principles that serve as the foundation of our criminal justice and juvenile justice systems, and consider contemporary issues impacting these systems today.

Christine Lucianek, American Bar Association Division for Public Education, Chicago, IL
Secondary/High School Civics/Government

1:00 pm to 1:30 pm

1:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Lessons Learned in Researching Local History for the Classroom

1:00 pm to 1:30 pm
209B

Gain insights into resources for researching local personalities and history as related to national historical events. They will receive sharing/publishing alternatives for using local history in the classroom.

Samuel Ayers, Lubbock Christian University School of Education, Lubbock, TX; Claire Bruffey, Lubbock Christian University, Lubbock, TX; Brooke Pendergrass, Lubbock Christian University, Lubbock, TX
Secondary/High School US History

1:00 pm to 1:30 pm

PFL: It's Not Just for Economic Classes Anymore

1:00 pm to 1:30 pm
209A

Personal financial literacy must be taught early so students become good stewards of money. Learn how to make connections between PFL and standards, and integrate with math and ELA.

Peter Yackus, Fort Bend Independent School District, Sugar Land, TX; Susan Kizer, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Houston Branch, Houston, TX
PreK-Elementary Economics

1:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Tackling Racism and Sexism Early with Inquiry-Based Anti-Bias Education

1:00 pm to 1:30 pm
209C

Create an equitable society with your students by using these ready-to-go lessons on race and gender. Inquiry-based lessons challenge social norms while fostering student-led explorations around inequality.

Jennifer Burke, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
PreK-Elementary Social Sciences

1:35 pm to 2:17 pm

1:35 pm to 2:17 pm

Starbucks, Yeti, North Face: A Brand New Look at Labels

1:35 pm to 2:17 pm
209A

Discover successfully field-tested consumer literacy activities with fifth graders focusing on brands they love and want today! Explore economics through production, distribution, and consumption to cultivate young and wise consumers.

Virginia Moore, University of Mississippi, University, MS; William Sumrall , University of Mississippi, University, MS; Michael Mott, University of Mississippi, University, MS
PreK-Elementary Global Connections

1:35 pm to 2:17 pm

Democracy as a Verb: Fuse Your History Instruction with Civics

1:35 pm to 2:17 pm
209B

Explore how the recent Confederate Flag debate can be an excellent basis of an inquiry on the Civil War that culminates with a lesson in civics.

John Pellikan, Prairie Ridge High School, Crystal Lake, IL; Curt Wadlington, Prairie Ridge High School, Crystal Lake, IL
Secondary/High School US History

1:35 pm to 2:17 pm

Diverse Classrooms: Are You All Booked Up?

1:35 pm to 2:17 pm
209C

Students' cultural and linguistic backgrounds can be incorporated into social studies content. Children's books are one way to include diverse perspectives. Does your classroom library include culturally relevant books?

Aubrey Southall, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
PreK-Elementary US History

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm

Intelligence: Beyond the Theories

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
Exhibit Hall D

Use an inquiry-based lesson design to teach intelligence, and learn an engaging way to teach millennials about intelligence.

Sarah Smilowitz, South Mecklenburg High School, Charlotte, NC; Jon Rehm, Eastside High School, Gainesville, FL
Secondary/High School Psychology

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm

TeachingAmericanHistory.org Document Clusters: Lincoln and the Civil War

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
Exhibit Hall D

Help students learn about Lincoln's decision-making and the challenges he faced through clusters of documents, bringing to life his ideas through his words.

Jeremy Gypton, TeachingAmericanHistory.org, Ashland, OH
Secondary/High School US History

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm

Replications of Famous Experiments to Boost AP Psych Scores

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
Exhibit Hall D

Guiding students through a replication of famous experiments ensures an understanding of the experimental method, a demonstration of the skills of the research process, and increases free response scores.

Leah Everson Greene, Broughton Magnet High School, Raleigh, NC
Secondary/High School Psychology

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm

Central America: Hidden History of Immigration

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
144B

Explore reasons for the rapid increase in Central Americans crossing the border through brief biographical sketches of figures in twentieth-century Central American history with focus on present-day immigration.

Deborah Menkart, Teaching for Change, Washington, DC; Eduardo Lopez, EVS Communications, Washington, DC
Secondary/High School World History

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm

The Ultimate Primary Source: Engage Students with Historic Places

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
147A

Discover how historic places spark inquiry learning and investigations in social studies with education specialists from George Washington's Mount Vernon and the National Park Service.

Katie Orr, National Park Service, Washington, DC; Jaclyn Jecha, George Washington's Mount Vernon, Mount Vernon, VA
Secondary/High School US History

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm

Engaging Students to be Citizens of the World

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
Exhibit Hall D

Educate your students to become citizens of the world by engaging them with world news in a historical context.

Monica Brady-Myerov, Listen Current, Brookline, MA; Andrew Garnett-Cook, Heath School, Brookline, MA
Middle Level World History

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm

Social Studies Advocacy Strategies at the State and Local Level

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
145A

The NCSS Government Relations & Public Relations Committee will share effective strategies for state and district level social studies advocacy.

Ana (Award Session Place Holder) Post, NCSS, Silver Spring, MD
PreK-Elementary

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm

Because One Size Just Doesn't Fit All: The Age-Old Art of Storytelling, Questioning, and Other Engagement Strategies

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
Exhibit Hall D

Explore differentiation concepts that promote learning in any social studies classroom. These practical, proven methods will immediately promote a culture of inquiry and active classroom citizenry.

Kathryn Jones-Pisano, Dutchess Community College, Poughkeepsie, NY
Middle Level Social Sciences

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm

Teaching Economics to the Post Hip-Hop Generation

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
147B

Teaching economics to the post hip-hop generation, including ELL students and struggling learners, can be daunting and difficult, especially when explaining graphs and terminology that are unique to economics.

Ayisha Benham, West Contra Costa Unified School District, Richmond, CA
Secondary/High School Economics

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm

Encouraging Humanity through the Curriculum: Teaching about Islam

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
144C

Join a panel of teachers from across the country to explore techniques for negotiating the often fraught subject of Islam in the classrom. Bring your questions!

Katie Zonoff, Bainbridge High School, Bainbridge Island, WA; Eric Hoffman, Bainbridge High School, Bainbridge Island, WA; Elaina Barroso, Washington Latin Public Charter School, Washington, DC; Laura Adams, Southern Oaks Middle School, Fort Pierce, FL
Secondary/High School Global Connections

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm

Using Choices' New Teacher Kit and Curriculum with Preservice Teachers

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
206

Learn how the Choices Program enables soon-to-be-teachers to incorporate C3 Framework skills and multiple perspectives into their teaching. Choices' free New Teacher Kit and strategies for its implementation are provided.

Mimi Stephens, Choices Program, Brown University, Providence, RI
Higher Education Global Connections

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm

Don't Just Stand There; Do Something!: Partnerships for Action

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
Exhibit Hall D

Learn about inquiry lessons on citizenship participation that resulted from partnerships between the University of West Florida, local school districts, and social justice organizations.

Karen Evans, University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL
Middle Level Civics/Government

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm

Beyond Borders: Middle Eastern/East African Cultural Exchanges

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
201

Oman and Zanzibar: 2,400 miles apart. Two continents. Interrelated languages, religion, and culture? Explore a lesson on Indian Ocean cultural exchanges between the Arabian Peninsula and Africa.

Lisa Adeli, University of Arizona; Cholla High School, Tucson, AZ
Secondary/High School World History

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm

You Want Me to Do What?

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
204C

Explore a variety of ways to use sources in the everyday classroom. Ideal for elementary teachers and those new to teaching with primary sources.

Anne Walker, Prince William County Schools, Sterling, VA
PreK-Elementary US History

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm

Celebrating the NPS Centennial via Common Core Text Sets

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
Exhibit Hall D

Discover how a model geography Common Core ELA text set celebrating the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service employs both geography-based visual representations and traditional texts.

Alex Oberle, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA; Kailyn Bettle, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA; Jake Wager, Des Moines Public School District, Des Moines, IA
Middle Level Geography

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm

... and with Social Studies Instruction for ALL

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
Exhibit Hall D

Our democracy depends on all students being engaged in social studies. Learn how preservice teachers use Universal Design for Learning to create inquiry opportunities in social studies for all students.

Glenna Gustafson, Radford University, Radford, VA; Melissa Lisanti, Radford University, Radford, VA
Higher Education Global Connections

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm

Prevent National Disaster! Library of Congress Documents Support Civics/Government Simulations

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
145B

Join the National Security Council! Help avert national disaster in this history/civics simulation. Primary sources from the Library of Congress provide historical context to empower quick-thinkers to prevent calamity.

Sherry Levitt, Teaching With Primary Sources, a Program of the Library of Congress, Vienna, VA; Cynthia Szwajkowski, Teaching With Primary Sources, a Program of the Library of Congress, Vienna, VA
Secondary/High School Civics/Government

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm

We Need to Talk: Strategies to Help Lead Classroom Discussions

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
Exhibit Hall D

Classroom discussions can effectively support inquiry-based learning and help students better understand content. This presentation examines and details different discussion models and strategies.

Kimberly Logan, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Secondary/High School Civics/Government

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm

Difficult Films. Difficult Representations. Difficult Discussions. Challenging Social Studies.

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
Exhibit Hall D

Using critical media literacy, we explore how films can help students grapple with the conceptual and emotional challenges that difficult representations of others--marginalized individuals and groups--present.

Jeremy Stoddard, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA; Alan Marcus, University of Connecticut, Mansfield, CT; Stephanie Van Hover, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA; David Hicks, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
Secondary/High School World History

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm

What's Your Story? Discovering Your Local History through Primary Sources

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
143A

Local history is more compelling for students than textbook history. Get students fired up about their own history by using local primary sources. Let us show you how.

Brian Schultz, Independence School District, Independence, MO; Mona Anderson, Independence School District, Independence, MO; Luke Lundmark, Independence School District, Independence, MO; Travis Boley, Oregon-California Trails Association, Independence, MO
Middle Level US History

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm

Leveraging the C3 Framework for Inquiry-Based Field Trip Investigations

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
143B

Learn how to ignite your students' curiosity through authentic, inquiry-based field trip investigations, map the cultural assets available in your community, and plan your own focused field trip.

Heidi Rouleau, The Field Museum, Chicago, IL; Naomi Priddy, The Field Museum, Chicago, IL
Middle Level Social Sciences

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm

Two Views of the Relationship of Church and State

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
Exhibit Hall D

Through a free Bill of Rights Institute lesson, explore ways to integrate primary sources and critical thinking into the discussion of the relationship between church and state.

Tony Williams, Bill of Rights Institute, Arlington, VA
Secondary/High School Civics/Government

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm

I Cannot Tell a Lie, There Was No Cherry Tree: Using Historical Myths to Engage Students

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
207A

How do you hook students from day one? Tell them what they've learned is wrong. Get lessons on how to identify myths in American history, while covertly teaching inquiry skills.

Candace Fikis, West Chicago Community High School, West Chicago, IL; Bill Bicker, West Chicago Community High School, West Chicago, IL; Lisa Willuweit, West Chicago Community High School, West Chicago, IL
Secondary/High School US History

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm

Attracting Girls to STEM by Integrating Social Studies and Math

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
Exhibit Hall D

Discuss research and innovative strategies that integrate social studies and mathematics to spark girls' interest in STEM fields. Explore research, engage in strategies, and receive teaching resources.

Janet Strickland, University of West Georgia, Carrolton, GA; Jill Drake, University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA
PreK-Elementary US History

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm

Active Reading and Primary Source Analysis: Civic Learning (K-12) with a Flip

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
Exhibit Hall D

Analyzing documents is not just for AP. All students should practice reading and interpreting key passages to answer case-study questions in content-centered activities. Check out these no-cost online analysis tools.

Molly Farrow, SAS Curriculum Pathways, Cary, NC
Secondary/High School Civics/Government

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm

Hollywood, History, and The C3 Framework: Using Film in Inquiry-Based Lessons

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
Exhibit Hall D

Explore instructional strategies for grades 6-12 teachers that incorporate the C3 Framework through an analysis of film and historical documents.

Scott Roberts, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI; Charles Elfer, Clayton State University, Morrow, GA
Secondary/High School US History

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm

Race, Relationships, and Advocacy: Lessons with Young Children

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
143C

Get methods to help young children gain language and perspective relating to race and anti-bias ideas. Experience lessons that address racial identity, racism, advocacy and positive self-image.

Maria Richa, Bank Street School for Children, New York, NY; Lila Mortimer, Bank Street School for Children, New York, NY; Becky Eisenberg, Bank Street School for Children, New York, NY
PreK-Elementary Social Sciences

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm

Challenging Textbooks with Your Students: Separating Truth from Fabrications

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
Exhibit Hall D

Often textbook information is perceived as total truth, but what if some events in history books are full of inaccuracies? Turn your classroom into an investigative laboratory, through question-based lessons.

Abigail Houston, Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Clarion, PA
Secondary/High School US History

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm

Activism Matters: Civil Rights Sit-ins, Wade-Ins, and Kneel-Ins

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
103B

Sit-ins, wade-ins, and kneel-ins played important roles in the civil rights movement. Review the history of these events, acquire teaching strategies and approaches, and take away resources.

Sagan Tully, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; Rachel Haniff, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; Nadia Matijasevic, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Secondary/High School US History

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm

Growth Mind-Set, Grit, and Resiliency

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
Exhibit Hall D

Learn how you can foster resiliency in the classroom by promoting a growth mindset that encourages students to take risks and develop grit while fueling a passion for learning.

Ruth Burson, Notre Dame High School, San Jose, CA; Terence Ryan, Bellarmine High School, San Jose, CA
Secondary/High School Psychology

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm

Inquiring Minds Want to Know

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
Exhibit Hall D

Join us to examine digitized primary source documents, plan inquiries practicing historical thinking skills, and share best practices and ideas. FREE C-3 based teaching materials provided from the Federal Reserve.

Eva Johnston, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, St. Louis, MO; Jeannette Bennett , Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Memphis, TN

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm

The Power of Names and the Politics of Location

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
204B

Help students understand the power of names and the politics of location through case studies involving Confederate named schools as well as global examples. Lesson plans will be provided.

Julie Montione, Valencia College, Orlando, FL; Claire Yates, Valencia College, Orlando, FL
Secondary/High School Geography

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm

Perusing Paired Passages to Perceive Perspective

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
207B

Motivating students and making content relevant is challenging for our 21st century students. Explore strategies to integrate paired passages into your instruction to meet this goal.

Debbie Shoulders, Northeast Middle School, Clarksville, TN; Michael Shoulders, Clarksville, TN
Middle Level World History

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm

Crime and Punishment in American Media and Television

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
Exhibit Hall D

By examining popular crime dramas, teachers and students can discover how media distorts and changes views of criminal justice, giving a false sense of how the judicial system truly works.

Alexandra Elias, Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Clarion, PA; Danielle Guyton, Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Clarion, PA
Secondary/High School Civics/Government

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm

The Enslaved in Colonial America

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
203B

How do you humanize slavery? This learning experience will change how you and your students view the enslaved at Washington's Mt. Vernon. All lesson resources will be available for participants.

Liz Morrison, Parkway School District, St. Louis, MO
Middle Level US History

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm

What Makes a Candidate Run? Hillary Clinton Biographers Discuss their Insights

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
204A

Three award-winning authors describe how they wrote biographies of Hillary Clinton targeted to different developmental levels and show how to use them to engage all readers in social studies inquiries.

Cynthia Levinson, Balzer + Bray, Austin, TX; Michelle Markel, Balzer + Bray, West Hills, CA; Karen Blumenthal, Feiwel and Friends, Dallas, TX
Middle Level Civics/Government

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm

Using Class Critiques as a Method to Develop In-Service Teachers' Professionalism

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
141

The purpose of this session is to introduce the class critique as a method to develop in-service teachers' professionalism through sessions with an audience. A class critique is a development method for teachers to understand their and their colleagues' teachings and to improve their teachings by writing and presenting critiques.

Seung-Yun Lee, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Higher Education Social Sciences

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm

TED + Socrates = Peer Mediation for Diverse Learners

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
Exhibit Hall D

How do you get your culturally diverse learners to engage and collaborate? This session will guide participants through the process of zone of proximal development (ZPD) through peer mediation.

Michele Mar, Miami-Dade County Public Schools/School for Advanced Studies-North Campus, Miami, FL
Secondary/High School US History

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm

Ripped Apart: A Civil War Mystery Game

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
Exhibit Hall D

Explore the National Museum of American History's game-based educational app, which invites players to immerse themselves in the 19th century by examining primary sources from mysterious characters from the past.

Matthew Hoffman, Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, Washington, DC
Middle Level US History

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm

Threading Culture, Analysis, and Creativity into the Tapestry of Psychology

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
208A

Want to weave cultural psychology into multiple units? Foster evaluation, creativity, and other 21st century skills? Take several projects and ideas home to thread into your psychology classroom.

Natasha Alston, Mountain Pointe High School, Tempe Union High School District, Phoenix, AZ; Lara Bruner, Desert Vista High School, Tempe Union High School District, Phoenix, AZ
Secondary/High School Psychology

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm

Teach Human Rights

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
149B

75% of states now include human rights in their social studies standards. Come learn about the history and present situation of human rights in the U.S. and around the world.

Emily Farell, The Advocates for Human Rights, Minneapolis, MN; Madeline Lohman, The Advocates for Human Rights, Minneapolis, MN
Secondary/High School Global Connections

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm

Is the Exclusionary Rule Effective in a Digital Age?

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
203A

Does the exclusionary rule provide an effective check on government power in an era of smartphones and cloud storage? Street Law leads the discussion. Receive classroom-ready materials.

Megan Hanson, Street Law, Inc., Silver Spring, MD
Secondary/High School Civics/Government

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm

Best Practice in Meaningful Elementary Social Studies

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
144A

Social Studies & the Young Learner Editorial Board-sponsored session on best practices in elementary school social studies.

Scott Waring, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
PreK-Elementary

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm

Finding the Balance: Talking about Terror and Addressing Anti-Muslim Bigotry

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
140B

Terrorism is always in the news but it can be challenging to teach. Learn how to present content about terrorism in a civics context while creating safer, more inclusive communities.

Jinnie Spiegler, Anti-Defamation League, New York, NY; Alejandro J. Beutel, National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism, College Park, MD
Secondary/High School Civics/Government

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm

Adapting Documents for Below-Proficiency Students

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
103A

Learn about different methods for adapting primary and secondary texts for students struggling to meet English or literacy proficiency without compromising best practices.

Kara Redding, St. Paul Preparatory School, St. Paul, MN
Secondary/High School US History

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm

Enemies Among Us: America's Civil War and Today's Refugees

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
Exhibit Hall D

Learn how to connect modern hysteria over refugees to Civil War guerrilla warfare in this cross-curricular, primary source-based lesson. Leave with a ready-to-use lesson.

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Secondary/High School US History

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm

Flipped Out: Rethinking Learning in a Flipped World History Classroom

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
Exhibit Hall D

Explore an implementation of the flipped classroom to boost inquiry, literacy skills, and rigor in a ninth grade world history classroom for at-risk learners.

Zachary Bullock, Charlottesville City Schools, Charlottesville, VA
Secondary/High School World History

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm

C3LC Placeholder #5

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
149A

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Ana Post, NCSS, Silver Spring, MD
Secondary/High School Economics

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm

Demystifying Complex History: Essential Areas for Social Studies Instruction

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
140A

Learn how to complicate the dominant historical narrative and give students the whole history by applying essential areas to social studies content.

June Christian, Teaching Tolerance, a Project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, Montgomery, AL; Sara Wicht, Teaching Tolerance, a Project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, Montgomery, AL
Secondary/High School US History

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm

King Philip's War and Cultural Conflict in New England

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
Exhibit Hall D

Explore the complex relationships between colonists and Native Americans. Investigate multiple perspectives, even with a limited number of sources, and engage students' inquiry skills with maps, artifacts, and documents!

Kathleen Barker, Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, MA; Michelle LeBlanc, Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, Boston, MA
Middle Level US History

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm

Do the Right Thing: Reading Global Literature on Social Justice

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
Exhibit Hall D

Promote civic participation and global awareness in students by exploring engaging stories about young international activists seeking social justice. Leave with interactive lessons, classroom-ready activities, and content for middle school.

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Middle Level Global Connections

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm

Remixing Current Events: Navigating the Transmedia Terrain with Fifth Graders

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
Exhibit Hall D

Explore how current events are portrayed through various media--such as TV and Twitter--by engaging in a lesson for students in upper elementary and above.

Daniel G. Krutka, Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX
PreK-Elementary Civics/Government

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm

Questions of Citizenship: An Inquiry into Human Rights in Asia

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
Exhibit Hall D

Learn how to use the inquiry design model to provide participants with teaching strategies that engage students in evaluating contemporary human rights abuses in China and Myanmar.

Michelle Penyy, Copiague Public School District, Copiague, NY; Allison Weller, Teachers College, Columbia University and Copiague Public Schools, New York, NY
Secondary/High School Global Connections

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm

Daydreams and Fun: Bringing Back the Art of Creative Thinking

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
142

Get powerful ideas for how to build stronger thinkers and learners in your social studies classroom.

Janet Steinberg, Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, Bronx, NY; Alcia Luick, Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, New York, NY
PreK-Elementary US History

3:45 pm to 4:15 pm

3:45 pm to 4:15 pm

Historical Inquiry and Middle-Schoolers: What Can It Look Like?

3:45 pm to 4:15 pm
209C

Learn how students collaborate online to craft historical arguments about democratic principles. Participants will engage with sample activities, review examples of student work, and get free material.

David Cordell, University of Kansas, Overland Park, KS
Middle Level US History

3:45 pm to 4:15 pm

Hip Hop Diplomacy in the Arab World

3:45 pm to 4:15 pm
209A

Teach your students about the Arab Spring and the impact of youth activism through the teen-friendly medium of hip-hop music.

Marci Ward, Hurst Euless Bedford ISD, Trinity High School, Euless, TX
Secondary/High School Global Connections

3:45 pm to 4:15 pm

Building the Big Picture, Two Images at a Time

3:45 pm to 4:15 pm
209B

Images help students connect historical events to current times. Help your students think critically, engage more deeply with content and uncover connections, all starting from a simple pair of images.

Sara Torpey, Britannica Digital Learning, Doylestown, PA
Middle Level Civics/Government

3:45 pm to 5:15 pm

3:45 pm to 5:15 pm

21st Century Social Issues and the Social Studies Curriculum

3:45 pm to 5:15 pm
3rd Fl

Hear how to broach controversial social issues that have arisen in the 21st century. Authors will share strategies, and copies of the book 21st Century Social Issues will be raffled.

Wayne Journell, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC; Jeannette Balantic, Garden City Public Schools, Garden City, NY; Bonnie Bittman, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL; Carolyn Brejwo, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV; H. Jim Garrett, University of Georgia, Athens, GA; Ashley Jaffee, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA; Aaron Johnson, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA; LaGarrett King, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO; Andrea Libresco, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY; J.B. Mayo, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN; Paula McAvoy, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI; Eric Moffa, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV; William Russell, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL; Robert Waterson, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV; Paul Yoder, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Secondary/High School Civics/Government

4:20 pm to 4:50 pm

4:20 pm to 4:50 pm

Do You Know What Your Students Know? Moving beyond Assessments

4:20 pm to 4:50 pm
209C

Learn about using formative assessments in the social studies classroom. Receive several examples to assess what students know, which then drives your instructional practices.

Katheryn Cline, North East Independent School District, San Antonio, TX; Kristi Ryan, North East Independent School District, San Antonio, TX
Middle Level US History

4:20 pm to 4:50 pm

Hip-Hop, Popular Culture, and Race: Exploring Stereotypes Using Hip-Hop Culture

4:20 pm to 4:50 pm
209A

Popular culture and hip-hop can be integrated into social studies, aligned with standards to explore racial stereotypes. Students can become more critically aware of how the media shapes racial attitudes.

David Childs, Northern Kentucky University, Cincinnati, OH
Secondary/High School Social Sciences

4:20 pm to 4:50 pm

How Exemplary Teachers Engage their Students in Inquiry Learning

4:20 pm to 4:50 pm
209B

Learn about three teachers who are champions of inquiry learning, focusing on one award-winning teacher who used inquiry to empower his students with civic agency.

Fahima Choudhry, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA; Elizabeth Sturtevant, George Mason University, George Mason University, VA
Middle Level Civics/Government

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Take the Journey: Gateway to Civic Learning and Pluralism

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
202B

Learn how the rich educational resources of the Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area can promote the pluralistic breadth and depth of American history through various strategies and techniques.

James Percoco, Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership, Lorton, VA; Amy Trenkle, Alice Deal Middle School, Washington, DC; Priya Chhaya, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Washington, DC; Erica Lomanoco, Bryant Alternative High School, Alexandria, VA; Jennifer Shearin, Yorktown High School, Arlington, VA; Jessica Aucoin, Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership, Waterford, VA
Secondary/High School US History

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Making Inquiry Pop! 3-D Graphic Organizers for Civics

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
144A

Expand your strategy toolkit, promote quality social studies learning for all students with new 3-D techniques, and construct samples that promote inquiry.

Susie Orr, Dinah-Might Adventures, LP, Naples, FL
PreK-Elementary Civics/Government

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Captive Passage: Investigating the Triangle Trade

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
207B

Using reproduction objects, firsthand accounts, and other primary sources, examine the origins of the Transatlantic Slave Trade and its impact on the development of the Americas.

Wisteria Perry, The Mariners' Museum, Newport News, VA
Middle Level World History

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Colonized Africans Speak Back: From Maji-Maji to Rhodes Must Fall

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
144B

African perspectives on and resistance to colonialism are often missing in teaching about colonialism. Explore primary texts on four exemplars of resistance in Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe.

John Metzler, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Secondary/High School World History

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Reaching the Heart of the New Voter: Education for Citizenship

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
145B

Learn how to engage both head and heart in students, using Project Citizen, to impact school culture, give students tools for life, and open the door to positive, active citizenship.

Gail Barker, Lakeland High School, Suffolk Public Schools, Suffolk, VA; Travis Coleman, District of Columbia Public School System, Washington, DC
Secondary/High School Civics/Government

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