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NCSS Annual Conference Session Schedule

12/02/2016

10:00 am to 11:00 am

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

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

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

10:35 am to 11:05 am

10:35 am to 11:05 am

Tracking Path to Success: Data-Empowered Students and Evidence-Based Instruction

10:35 am to 11:05 am
209A Convention Center

Learn how to generate student-driven academic data to empower your learners! Participants will be exposed to US History PBL and multi-sensory approach developed in high school level at-risk classrooms.

Kristen Ahangari, Renaissance Charter High School for Innovation, New York, NY; Sven Dietrich, Renaissance Charter High School for Innovation, New York, NY
Secondary/High School US History

10:35 am to 11:05 am

Election Season Engagement: Real World Activities in the Government Classroom

10:35 am to 11:05 am
209B Convention Center

Senior high school students will get excited about voting with this election simulation. Students reflect upon political views, organize and execute campaigns, and track candidates. Resources will be distributed.

Jessica Kenney, Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School, Tampa, FL
Secondary/High School Civics/Government

10:35 am to 11:05 am

A Small World After All: The Declaration--A Global Approach

10:35 am to 11:05 am
209C Convention Center

Explore the influence of global ideas on the U.S. Declaration of Independence, and how this document then made a global impact. Receive a complete lesson plan.

Holly Hoover, Stonewall Jackson High School, Mt. Jackson, VA; Michelle Cude, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
Secondary/High School Global Connections

11:00 am to 12:00 pm

11:00 am to 12:00 pm

11:15 am to 12:15 pm

11:15 am to 12:15 pm

They're Always Over Us: Presidential Authority and Drones

11:15 am to 12:15 pm
144A Convention Center

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
11:15 am to 12:15 pm

Picture Books and Inquiry: Nurturing Young Citizens

11:15 am to 12:15 pm
204B Convention Center

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

Back to the Future: Teaching with Digital Historic Maps

11:15 am to 12:15 pm
Exhibit Hall D

Learn exciting new ways to use digital historic maps in your teaching, including interactive online tools that can be used for inquiry-based projects in the classroom.

Michelle LeBlanc, Norman B. Leventhal Map Center, Boston Public Library, Boston, MA
Secondary/High School Geography

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 Convention Center

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

Missing Pieces of Evidence? History as Inquiry

11:15 am to 12:15 pm
103A Convention Center

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

C3 in DC: Bringing the Framework to the Nation's Capital

11:15 am to 12:15 pm
201 Convention Center

How can the C3 Framework shape a district? Learn how the DC Public Schools social studies team and teachers integrated C3 into district curriculum, instruction, assessments, and professional development.

Scott Abbott, District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC; Leslie Booth, District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC; Donna Phillips, District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC; Jayson Wilkinson, District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC
Supervisory-Administrative Civics/Government

11:15 am to 12:15 pm

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

11:15 am to 12:15 pm
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

11:15 am to 12:15 pm

Revising the DBQ: Using Tasks with Authentic Audience and Purpose to Support Argument Writing in History/Social Sciences

11:15 am to 12:15 pm
Exhibit Hall D

Get sample writing tasks, created in collaboration with middle school teachers designed to provide opportunities to develop students' argument writing and historical thinking with primary sources.

Chauncey Monte-Sano, Sara Thomson, Ryan Hughes, Jared Aumen, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Secondary/High School US History

11:15 am to 12:15 pm

Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Western Region

11:15 am to 12:15 pm
Exhibit Hall D

Learn about the TPS Western Region, encompassing 16 western states and providing grants of up to $20,000 to promote the effective use of resources from the Library of Congress by K-12 teachers.

Peggy O'Neill-Jones, Keith Patterson, Kile Clabaugh, TPS Western Region at Metropolitan State University, Denver, CO
Higher Education Social Sciences

11:15 am to 12:15 pm

Young Voices during the Holocaust: Their Legacies Continue

11:15 am to 12:15 pm
142 Convention Center

Discover a unique lesson on the Holocaust through close reading of Salvaged Pages, an anthology of journals by Jewish teens in hiding, ghettos, at Auschwitz and at other concentration camps.

Felicia Alexander, Melvin H. Kreps Middle School, East Windsor, NJ; Amy McDonald, Shades Valley High School, Birmingham, AL
Secondary/High School World History

11:15 am to 12:15 pm

TPS Writing Project at Medgar Evers College

11:15 am to 12:15 pm
Exhibit Hall D

This project is aimed to increase teachers' understanding of disciplinary literacy and use of informational texts to meet Common Core State Standards. TPS resources were used to develop and implement three writing units in high school classrooms: informational, argument, and research.

Salika A. Lawrence, Medgar Evers College, City University of New York, Brooklyn, NY
Secondary/High School US History

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 Convention Center

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

Enhancing an Exhibition with Hands-On Learning

11:15 am to 12:15 pm
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

11:15 am to 12:15 pm

Should Nations Commemorate, Denigrate, or Venerate Conflicts? Let Students Decide

11:15 am to 12:15 pm
207A Convention Center

Aguinaldo. Geronimo. Nat Turner. Brigham Young. Freedom fighter, terrorist, or something in between? Learn how students investigated violent conflicts across US History and decided how to represent them.

Duane Fleck, Lee's Summit High School, Lee Summit, MO; Jason Walters, Harrisonville High School, Harrisonville, MO; Nicholas Green, Wichita West High School, Wichita, KS; Elizabeth Langa, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS; Alyssa Overfield, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS; John Schissler, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Secondary/High School US History

11:15 am to 12:15 pm
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 Convention Center

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 Convention Center

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.

Jens Manuel Krogstad, Pew Research Center, Washington, DC; Margaret Vitullo, American Sociological Association, Washington, DC; Jean Shin, American Sociological Association, Washington, DC; Brandon McCain, 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

Words as Historical Sources: Words of the Year and Inquiry

11:15 am to 12:15 pm
140B Convention Center

What can Words of the Year teach us about historical inquiry? Learn how online dictionaries serve as fertile ground for academic language development, comprehension, and disciplinary inquiry (perspectives, contextualization, and sourcing).

Tina Heafner, UNC Charlotte, Kernersville, NC
Secondary/High School US 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 Convention Center

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

11:15 am to 12:15 pm

The American Archive of Public Broadcasting

11:15 am to 12:15 pm
Exhibit Hall D

The American Archive of Public Broadcasting is a digital archive that preserves public television and radio programs from the past 60 years and makes them available online for educational purposes.

Alan Gevinson, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
US History

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 Convention Center

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
11:15 am to 12:15 pm

Learn Library of Congress Primary Source Analysis Techniques

11:15 am to 12:15 pm
Exhibit Hall D

Learn to analyze primary sources using Library of Congress tools. This presentation will feature the 1965 Voting Rights Act and will showcase Lyndon Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act.

Elise Langan, Bronx Community College (CUNY)/New York University, New York, NY; Juan Walker, Augusta University, Augusta, GA
Secondary/High School Civics/Government

11:15 am to 12:15 pm

Talking the Talk: Developing Content Vocabulary with Primary Sources

11:15 am to 12:15 pm
Exhibit Hall D

Build students' content area literacy skills by providing multiple exposures and interactions to discipline specific language (vocabulary, discourse, and syntax) through diverse contexts and materials to develop independence and fluency.

Cindy Rich, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL
Secondary/High School Social Sciences

11:15 am to 12:15 pm

Canneries and Chocolate Fields: Child Labor Then and Now

11:15 am to 12:15 pm
203A Convention Center

Analyze historical and contemporary manifestations of child labor through visual thinking strategies and discussion to generate ideas for social justice inspired lessons. Teaching resources provided.

Andrea Watson-Canning, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; Nicholas Bardo, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Secondary/High School Global Connections

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

Immigration Histories: Inquiry and Oral Interview, Then and Now

11:15 am to 12:15 pm
103B Convention Center

Involve students in compelling inquiries: researching and documenting the stories of their own families and community members, in historic and current American contexts, with historical societies, libraries, families and neighbors.

Syd Golston, Citizenship Counts, Scottsdale, AZ; Alysa Cooper, Citizenship Counts, Philadelphia, PA; Ashley Umberger, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Secondary/High School US 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 Convention Center

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

Bienvenida! Social Studies Inquiry for English Language Learners

11:15 am to 12:15 pm
143A Convention Center

Are you overwhelmed with the prospect of teaching historical inquiry to non-native English Language Learners? Come learn research-based strategies to make social studies inquiry accessible to students of all cultures.

Kevin Leisten, Penfield Central School District, Penfield, NY
Middle Level US History

11:15 am to 12:15 pm

Primary Source to Practice: See What Works in our Classroom!

11:15 am to 12:15 pm
Exhibit Hall D

Be inspired to integrate primary sources and inquiry. This presentation highlights the use of literature, oral histories, images, and simple strategies that can be used across the curriculum.

Amy Wilkinson, TPS at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, IL; Cheryl Best, Wolf Ridge Elementary School, Bunker Hill, IL; Jean Heil, Ambrose Catholic School, Godfrey, IL; Kristin Strubhart, O'Fallon Township High School, O'Fallon, IL; Kristin Westphal, Collinsville High School, Collinsville, IL
PreK-Elementary US History

11:15 am to 12:15 pm
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 Convention Center

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.

Prentice Chandler, University of Cincinnati, OH; Todd Hawley, Kent State University, Kent, OH; Samina Hadi-Tabassum, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL; Andrew L. Hostetler, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN; Andrea M. Hawkman, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO; Kenneth Carano, Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR; Lisa Gilbert, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO; Adam Jordan, University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, GA; Jason Endacott, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR; William L. Smith, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; Jenice L. View, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA; Raquel Y. Sáenz, Juan Garbriel Sanchez, Boston College, Boston, MA; Christopher Martell, Jennifer Bryson, Boston University, Boston, MA; William Chapman-Hale, Chelsea Public Schools, Chelsea, MA; Prentice Chandler, University of Cincinnati, OH; Todd Hawley, Kent State University, Kent, OH; Jessica F. Kobe, Ashley Goodrich, University of Georgia, Athens, GA; Christopher Busey, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX; Ryan Crowley, Kathy Swan, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY; SG Grant, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY; John Lee, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC; Victoria Davis, Vines High School, Plano, TX; Shakealia Y. Finley, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO; Lauren Colley, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL; Sarah B. Shear, Penn State University-Altoona, PA; Emily Zweibel, Collegiate School, New York, NY; Jane Bolgaltz, Tamar Brown, Fordham University, Bronx, NY; John P. Broome, University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA; Jennifer Burke, Millersville University, Millersville, PA; Christina Villareal, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY; Crystal Johnson, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN; Jennifer Killham, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Secondary/High School Geography

11:15 am to 12:15 pm

Lessons Learned from the Latest AP History Redesigns

11:15 am to 12:15 pm
Exhibit Hall Classroom B

A veteran AP World History, US History and European History teacher shares tips for student success on the AP essays. "How To" handouts will be provided.

Jay Harmon, Houston Christian High School, Houston, TX
Secondary/High School US History

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 Convention Center

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; Wendy Auerbach, Holocaust Commission of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater, Virginia Beach, VA; India Meissel, Lakeland High School, Suffolk, VA
Middle Level World History

11:15 am to 12:15 pm

Beyond the Bubble: A New Generation of Historical Thinking Assessments

11:15 am to 12:15 pm
Exhibit Hall D

Learn about assessments designed by the Stanford History Education Group that incorporate documents from the Library of Congress's archives and examine sample student responses.

Joel Breakstone, Stanford History Education Group, Stanford, CA
Secondary/High School US History

11:15 am to 12:15 pm

Including Diverse Families in Early Social Studies Curriculum

11:15 am to 12:15 pm
141 Convention Center

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

Gameify Your Classroom: Use Video Games to Your Advantage

11:15 am to 12:15 pm
204A Convention Center

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

Connecting Students with Lincoln Primary Sources

11:15 am to 12:15 pm
Exhibit Hall D

This poster highlights in-person and digital opportunities to connect teachers and students with primary sources from many repositories about the Civil War, Lincoln presidency, Lincoln assassination, and Lincoln’s legacy.

David McKenzie, Jake Flack, Ford’s Theatre, Washington, DC
Middle Level US History

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 Convention Center

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

High-Quality Formative Assessment in the U.S. Government and Politics Course

11:15 am to 12:15 pm
149A Convention Center

Learn about a formative assessment template, field-tested in four school systems, for improving teaching and learning in the high school government course and other social studies courses.

Walter Parker, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; Jane Lo, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
Secondary/High School Civics/Government

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 Convention Center

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

Challenges and Opportunities in Creating Local Place-Based History Trunks

11:15 am to 12:15 pm
Exhibit Hall D

Explore an 8th grade kit titled "Andrew's Raid: Heroes or Villains?" containing materials that emphasize student analysis. Discover the possibilities of place-based primary sources.

Josh Pfiester, Dalton State College, Dalton, GA
Middle Level US History

11:15 am to 12:15 pm

Create Rigorous and Culturally Responsive Lessons on Local Immigration

11:15 am to 12:15 pm
144C Convention Center

Examine factors to consider when a school district develops culturally responsive and rigorous curriculum about history of newcomers to their schools, using Boston Public Schools' initiative as a model.

Josue Sakata, Boston Public Schools, Boston, MA; Kerry Dunne, Boston Public Schools, Boston, MA; Natacha Scott, Boston Public Schools, Boston, MA
Secondary/High School Global Connections

11:15 am to 12:15 pm

To Student Teaching and Beyond

11:15 am to 12:15 pm
203B Convention Center

Learn how to transition from college to professional career, interviewing techniques, networking and more in this interactive session for preservice educators and underclass students. Bring your resumé and questions!

Melissa Collum, Viterbo University, La Crosse, WI; Jennifer Morgan, West Salem Schools & NCSS BOD, West Salem, WI
Middle Level US History

11:15 am to 12:15 pm

It's Not All About Me? Fostering Global Citizenship

11:15 am to 12:15 pm
147B Convention Center

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

Kumu Waiwai: Teaching from the Source in Hawai'i

11:15 am to 12:15 pm
Exhibit Hall D

This project worked with secondary and middle school teachers on the Leeward coast of O’ahu to access primary source databases and develop and teach third quarter curriculum units.

David W. Kupferman, University of Hawai'i - West O'ahu, Kapolei, HI
Secondary/High School US History

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

Law Library of Congress and Congress.gov

11:15 am to 12:15 pm
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

11:15 am to 12:15 pm

Ask This, Not That: Effective Questions for Higher-Order Thinking

11:15 am to 12:15 pm
Exhibit Hall D

Consider specific choices of words when asking questions of students in the classroom. Peruse various question stems that work for differentiating learning by level, content, and skill.

Michelle Kowalsky, Martha Graham Viator, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ
Secondary/High School US History

11:15 am to 12:15 pm

The American Folklife Center and Veterans History Project

11:15 am to 12:15 pm
Exhibit Hall D

The American Folklife Center and its Veterans History Project support teachers by providing primary source materials from one of the largest ethnographic archives in the world.

Jennifer Cutting, Lisa Taylor, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Secondary/High School Social Sciences

11:15 am to 12:15 pm

Reconceptualizing the Teaching of Mexican American Contributions in U.S. History: A Case Study on Mendez v. Westminster

11:15 am to 12:15 pm
208B Convention Center

This presentation will focus on how to teach the contributions of Mexican Americans in historically and racially complex ways. Using Mendez v. Westminster as a case study, we will explore: 1) Mexican Americans unique racial status in the U.S. 2) how school district officials used loopholes to segregate Mexican American students, and 3) how Mexican Americans challenged those legal loopholes.

Maribel Santiago, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI
Secondary/High School US History

11:15 am to 12:15 pm

Digital Tools to Differentiate Instruction and Assessment with Primary Sources

11:15 am to 12:15 pm
Exhibit Hall D

Discover resources that educators who teach with primary sources from the Library of Congress can implement to increase their curricula's accessibility with the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL).

Grant R. Miller, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
Middle Level Social Sciences

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 Convention Center

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

Sharing the Echoes: WWI Commemorations at the Library of Congress

11:15 am to 12:15 pm
Exhibit Hall D

The Library of Congress is planning a variety of activities to commemorate the United States’ entry into WWI. Learn about our events and the resources available for teachers.

Ken Drexler, Sandy Bostian, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Social Sciences

11:15 am to 12:15 pm

Life in a Box: Interpreting Primary Sources and Developing a Hypothesis

11:15 am to 12:15 pm
Exhibit Hall D

Students examine primary source clues and use the inquiry process to discover the identity of a person or event. Accessible to all students and designed to engage diverse learners.

Sherry Levit, Cynthia Szwajkowski, Teaching with Primary Sources Northern Virginia, Arlington, VA
PreK-Elementary Social Sciences

11:15 am to 12:15 pm

Chronicling America: A Door to History

11:15 am to 12:15 pm
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

11:15 am to 12:45 pm

11:15 am to 12:45 pm

11:15 am to 12:00 pm

11:15 am to 12:00 pm

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 Convention Center

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 Convention Center

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 11:45 am

Calling All Delegates: Using UN Simulations in Middle School Classrooms

11:15 am to 11:45 am
209C Convention Center

Learn how DC Public Schools are bringing United Nations simulations to every middle school classroom. Students become the delegates as they tackle global issues together.

Michael Martini, District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC
Middle Level Global Connections

11:15 am to 12:30 pm

11:15 am to 12:30 pm

11:50 am to 12:20 pm

11:50 am to 12:20 pm

Don't Neglect Your Neighbor: Teach Canada!

11:50 am to 12:20 pm
209C Convention Center

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 Convention Center

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

11:50 am to 12:20 pm

Synthesizing the isms in AP US History

11:50 am to 12:20 pm
209B Convention Center

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

12:15 pm to 1:00 pm

12:15 pm to 1:00 pm
12:15 pm to 1:00 pm

12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

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

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

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
141 Convention Center

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

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

Make Sourcing Sexy: Strategies to Engage Students in Sourcing Content

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
103B Convention Center

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

Inquiry, Collaboration and C3: Informed Action in Middle School

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

How can middle school students use inquiry to create change and take action? Participants will explore strategies to increase student awareness of social justice issues within their own communities.

Olivia Petersen, CREC Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts Middle School, Hartford, CT

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

Preview of the U.S. Supreme Court Term

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
144A Convention Center

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

Managing Tensions: Preparing Elementary Teachers for C3 Social Studies

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
206 Convention Center

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
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Visual Literacy: Creating Historical Infographics

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
140A Convention Center

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
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

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

PolitiCraft: An Action Civics Card Game for the Classroom

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
145A Convention Center

Play PolitiCraft, a new card game where your students can DO civics. Experience how fun and easy it is to bring the game into your classroom.

Mary Ellen Daneels, Community High School, West Chicago, IL; Rachel Lyle, PolitiCraft, Los Angeles, CA
Civics/Government

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Do Ask, Do Tell: LGBTQ Roundtable

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
144C Convention Center

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

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
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

Treasure Hunting: Learning Geographic Reasoning Skills through Literature

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
204C Convention Center

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

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

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

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
207B Convention Center

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
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

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

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 Wilkinson, 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

Digital Differentiation for Learning and Inquiry

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
201 Convention Center

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

What is NSSSA?

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
149A Convention Center

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

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

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

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
202B Convention Center

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

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

Game Theory: An Analytical Tool for the Social Studies Classroom

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
203A Convention Center

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

29 Sure-Fire Ideas for Teaching Civics

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
145B Convention Center

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

Implementing Virginia's New Geography SOL Skills into the High School Social Studies Classroom

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

Concerned about the new re-design of the Va. SOLs? The Virginia Geographic Alliance has put together a vast array of resources, techniques and ready-to-go lessons that align with the new SOL standards while giving you effective strategies for overall social studies education. Lessons are targeted at World Geography along with the new geography strands in World History I and II.

Shannon Castelo, James River High School, Midlothian, VA
Secondary/High School Geography

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Inquiring Minds Want to Know

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
203B Convention Center

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

PBS LearningMedia: Online Interactive U.S. History Lessons for High School

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Exhibit Hall Classroom B

Highly-engaging self-paced lessons, FREE on PBS LearningMedia and created by WGBH, producers of American Experience. Door prizes and a sneak peek at the upcoming American Experience season, including The Great War.

Carolyn Jacobs, WGBH, Boston, MA
Secondary/High School US 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.

Erin Hromada, Office of the Historian, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, DC; Laura O’Hara, Office of the Historian, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, DC
Secondary/High School Civics/Government

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Entrepreneurship in the Elementary Classroom - Leavey Award Educational Summit

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
140B Convention Center

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

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.

Rachel Davison Humphries, Bill of Rights Institute, Arlington, VA
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 Convention Center

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 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

Social Justice for the DNA of Henrietta Lacks

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
204B Convention Center

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

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

Maps vs Mapping: Visualizing History and Geography

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

Interactive mapping techniques invite students to connect with content to visualize information beyond mere location. Mapping challenges learners to think, develop literacy skills, and understand the complexity global issues.

Patricia Russac, Buckley Country Day School, Roslyn, NY; Mercer Hall, Buckley Country Day School, Roslyn, NY
Middle Level Global Connections

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

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

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

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
149B Convention Center

Get 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

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 2:00 pm

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

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
143A Convention Center

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

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

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
143B Convention Center

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

The New AP World History Exam: Teaching and Assessment

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
144B Convention Center

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

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

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
207A Convention Center

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
Secondary/High School US History

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 Convention Center

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

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

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
142 Convention Center

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
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Assessing Claim and Evidence through Informal Writing

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
147A Convention Center

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

Celebrating Inquiry in Civics, Geography, History, and Economics

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
103A Convention Center

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

Rights, Race, Confederate Flag: Global Education in our Backyard

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

Discover a project-based learning initiative that harnesses technology to connect middle-schoolers across the country--to each other and to such universities as Harvard--as they ponder the limits of rights.

Kent Lenci, Brookwood School, Manchester, MA
Middle Level Civics/Government

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

Become a Nat Geo Certified Educator

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
143C Convention Center

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

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

Outstanding Social Studies Teacher of the Year Panel

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
208B Convention Center

"How the Outstanding Teachers of the Year Address Social Studies Education in Age Appropriate Ways and Make a Difference in the Classroom"

Enhance your teaching strategies toolbox by joining the 2016 Outstanding Teachers of the Year as they share how they used such tools as the C3 Framework and NCSS Themes to bring their instruction to the next level by engaging students in meaningful learning.

Vicki Gunterman, Gibbs Magnet Elementary School of International Studies and Foreign Languages, Little Rock, AR; Ronald C. Hustvedt Jr., Salk Middle School STEM Magnet Program, Elk River, MN; John C. Bunin, Albemarle High School, Charlottesville, VA

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

1:00 pm to 1:30 pm

1:00 pm to 1:30 pm

PFL: It's Not Just for Economic Classes Anymore

1:00 pm to 1:30 pm
209A Convention Center

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 Convention Center

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

1:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Lessons Learned in Researching Local History for the Classroom

1:00 pm to 1:30 pm
209B Convention Center

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

1:35 pm to 2:05 pm

1:35 pm to 2:05 pm

Diverse Classrooms: Are You All Booked Up?

1:35 pm to 2:05 pm
209C Convention Center

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, Aurora University, Aurora, IL
PreK-Elementary US History

1:35 pm to 2:05 pm

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

1:35 pm to 2:05 pm
209A Convention Center

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; Elizabeth Prewitt, University of Mississippi, University, MS
PreK-Elementary Global Connections

1:35 pm to 2:05 pm

Democracy as a Verb: Fuse Your History Instruction with Civics

1:35 pm to 2:05 pm
209B Convention Center

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

2:15 pm to 3:30 pm

2:15 pm to 3:30 pm

3:25 pm to 4:25 pm

3:25 pm to 4:25 pm

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm

The Enslaved in Colonial America

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
203B Convention Center

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 Happened Needs to be Told": Fostering Critical Historical Reasoning in the Classroom

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
208B Convention Center

In a history of the Vietnam War, what should be emphasized, and what glossed over or omitted? This session examines how a ninth grade class responded to this question. The presenter will discuss how their favorite answer—to allot more space to all points of view—falls short of what a critical approach to historical investigation requires.

Eric Freedman, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT
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 Convention Center

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

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