NCSS Annual Conference Sessions


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

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

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2014 NCSS Annual Conference Session Schedule

  • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:15pm - 5:10pm
    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:15pm - 5:10pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      "There exists a more appropriate possibility for civic education, namely, a dialogue between the members of the society's diverse communities about the nature and justification of their shared civic mission."

      "Juan Walker, Georgia Regents University, Grovetown, GA"

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:15pm - 5:10pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      Every generation of citizens determines how best to balance our shared democratic values. An examination of events in American history illustrates how our value positions change according to differing circumstances.

      "Bill Fetsko, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Williamsburg, VA"

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:15pm - 5:10pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      "Minneapolis Public Schools added iPad carts in Social Studies classes. Hear about professional development, research findings, student examples and teacher voices in how this project has impacted teaching and learning."

      "Lanise Block, Minneapolis Public Schools, Minneapolis, MN; Renee Jesness, Mineapolis Public Schools, Minneapolis, MN; Candace Chou, University of St.Thomas, Minneapolis, MN"

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:15pm - 5:10pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      "An action research study designed to increase elementary school pre-service teacher's dispositions towards civic engagement, through current event exploration, critical thought, civic action and service learning."

      "Anneliese Mueller Worster, Salem State University, Salem, MA"

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:15pm - 5:10pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      Have you ever turned your class into a museum? Learn a process museums use to create hands-on exhibits and apply it to your projects through the inquiry process.

      "Lynne Zalesak, Jackson Middle School, Houston Independent School District, Houston, TX"

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:15pm - 5:10pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      "Having students write text that includes the """"5 W's"""" about a historical event for a """"pretend"""" historical marker offers a creative, attention-grabbing way to assess students mastery of a topic."

      "Amy Nathan, Larchmont, NY"

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:15pm - 5:10pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      "Students come broken emotionally, economically and physically. As educators, we are responsible to teach each child. Learn tools and strategies to teach students behaviors that promote excellence in every classroom."

      "Joyce Laing, CP3 International, LLC, Smithtown, NY"

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:15pm - 5:10pm    Backbay B

      You’ll be immersed in a TCI lesson that seamlessly integrates language arts and social studies. You’ll learn how to get even wallflower students to participate in productive class discussions.

      "Bert Bower, TCI, Mountain View, CA, @TeachTCI"

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:15pm - 5:10pm    110

      "Join TCI and start building your own professional development learning community. We’ll show you the best websites, online communities, and blogs that will help you become a better teacher. "

      "Brian Thomas, TCI, Mountain View, CA, @TeachTCI"

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:15pm - 5:10pm    201

      Analyzing documents is not just for AP courses. Using online document-analysis tools students practice reading and interpreting key passages to answer case study questions in content-centered activities.

      "Molly Farrow, SAS Institute, Cary, NC"

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:15pm - 5:10pm    205

      "In communities and schools with limited diversity, the simulation game BaFa-BaFa can provide practice in going beyond comfort zones to enhance intercultural sensitivity and cross-cultural understanding."

      "Misato Yamaguchi, Georgia Regents University, Augusta, GA"

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:15pm - 5:10pm    Liberty C

      Do your students have the tools to plan and implement solutions to social problems they encounter? Get ideas for empowering students to create action research plans and develop leadership potential.

      "Andrea Barela, University of Houston/Humble Independent School District, Houston, TX"

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:15pm - 5:10pm    312

      "Join a panel of NCSS leaders as they model lessons that involve inquiry & critical thinking skills. Participants will share exemplary social studies instructional strategies for geography, history and economics. "

      "Paul Nagel, Pleasant Hill High School, Pleasant Hil, LA; Bruce Damsio, Towson University, Towson, MD; Michael Koren, Maple Dale Middle School, Milwaukee, WI"

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:15pm - 5:10pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      This session examines how to dynamically engage students in inquiry and critical thinking activities about important social issues using U.S. monuments. Handouts of resources and materials will be provided.

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

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:15pm - 5:10pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      "Using various inquiry methods, participants are faced with a moral dilemma: what do you do with the wounded prisoner? Participants receive free materials."

      "Jeffrey Byford, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN; Sean Lennon, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA"

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:15pm - 5:10pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      "Utilize IHMC CmapTools, free internet software, to engage students in weaving women, men, and their contributions together to create more accurate historical knowledge bases as well as personalized study materials."

      "Erica Southworth, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI"

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:15pm - 5:10pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      Macroeconomics is a fundamental knowledge necessary for informed citizenship. We will show you how to better teach macroeconomics to better engage students while using 21st century technologies.

      "Nicholas Anello, Homewood Flossmoor High School, Flossmoor, IL; David Kush, Homewood Flossmoor High School, Flossmoor, IL; Carl Coates, Homewood Flossmoor High School, Flossmoor, IL"

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:15pm - 5:10pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      "Dole-McGovern. Casey-Lugar. Senate odd couples or bipartisan BFFs? Explore how students place policy issues about people with disabilities, hunger and security into global and bipartisan context and act on issues."

      "Tina Ellsworth , University of Kansas, ; Connor Taft, University of Kansas, "

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:15pm - 5:10pm    109

      "Aligned with C3 framework? Let Teachers of Psychology Secondary Schools (TOPSS) and the American Psychological Association (APA) enhance student inquiry, literacy in social science. Includes demonstrations, digital tools, formative assessments."

      "Maria Vita, APA TOPSS, Washington DC, DC, @mariavita1; Rob McEntarffer, Lincoln Public Schools, Assessment Specialist, Lincoln, NE, @rmcenta"

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:15pm - 5:10pm    103

      This session will explain five powerful shifts in teacher thinking and practice that can help reduce school push-out and divert students from the school-to-prison pipeline.

      "June Christian, Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, Montgomery, AL, @JuneC_TT; Sara Wicht, Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, Montgomery, AL, @SaraW_TT; Emily Chiariello, Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, Montgomery, AL, @EmilyC_TT"

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:15pm - 5:10pm    308

      "How can we teach rigorous scholarship, critical thinking, core knowledge, Common Core literacy, C3 dimensions, and life-long learning to ALL students? Come see and get a CD with the materials. "

      "Chris Sperry, Project Look Sharp, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY"

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:15pm - 5:10pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      "Learn how to plan, prepare and facilitate an interactive learning experience about five of the world's religions for high school students."

      "Eric Vichnick, Lakes Community High School, Lake Villa, IL; Morgan O'Connor, Lakes Community High School, Lake Villa, IL"

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:15pm - 5:10pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      "Your students know more than you. Don't fight it. Embrace it. Learn how to use existing technology like Google apps, Schoology, and a flip-class model enhancing creativity and critical thinking."

      "Chris Brady, District 127 Grayslake Central High School, Grayslake, IL, @cbradesteach; Jim Plaza, District 127 Grayslake Central High School, Grayslake, IL, @mrplaza22"

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:15pm - 5:10pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      "Participants will learn how to engage elementary students in critical thinking through analyzing historical images. This strategy will support all learners, regardless of reading or English language acquisition level."

      "Elisabeth Medvedow, Discovering Justice, Boston, MA"

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:15pm - 5:10pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      Magna Carta has come to represent core political and legal values for the world. Session offers resources for teaching about Magna Carta as it celebrates its 800th anniversary in 2015.

      "Tiffany Middleton, American Bar Association, Chicago, IL, @middletiff; Howard Kaplan, American Bar Association, Chicago, IL; Mabel McKinney-Browning, American Bar Association, Chicago, IL"

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:15pm - 5:10pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      Session will outline a step-by-step guide for reading and understanding federal court-issued injunctions. A document map of an injunction will serve as a guide. Resources will also be shared.

      "Tiffany Middleton, American Bar Association, Chicago, IL; Mark Cohen, American Bar Association, Chicago, IL"

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:15pm - 5:10pm    302

      "Session will explore primary sources related the case U.S. v. Daniel Ellsberg, and discuss how to incorporate federal trials into the classroom. Participants will receive resources for use with students."

      "Mabel McKinney-Browning, American Bar Association, Chicago, IL; Bruce Ragsdale, Federal Judicial Center, Washington, DC"

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:15pm - 5:10pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      The mission of Bead for Life is to create sustainable opportunities for women to lift their families out of extreme poverty by connecting people worldwide in a circle of exchange.

      "Tracee Simpson, Bead for Life, Boulder, CO"

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:15pm - 5:10pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      This poster session will allow participates to learn how to incorporate Mystery Skyping into their classroom and open the world to their students.

      "Dr. Lisa H. Matherson, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, @LHMatherson; Russell Hammack, Central High School, Tuscaloosa, AL; Dr. Tracy Windle, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL"

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:15pm - 5:10pm    104

      "Using historic local newspapers can engage students of all academic levels using inquiry based questioning. With a simple framework, you can quickly incorporate these methods into your classroom."

      "Benjamin Hunt, Mount Notre Dame High School, Cincinnati, OH"

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:15pm - 5:10pm    101

      Learn how to align the Six Proven Practices with Common Core Standards in innovative and engaging ways. Bring back a new vision for your school through service learning goals.

      "Kelly Sarrels, Glenbard Township High School District 87, Lombard, IL"

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:15pm - 5:10pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      "This hands-on, highly interactive curriculum reflect the best scholarship on WWI, the use of emerging technologies like geospatial tools and augmented reality software, and extensive field work in Verdun, France."

      "Andy Mink, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, @andyLEARNs; Jared Morris, Madison County Public Schools, Madison, VA; David Hicks, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA"

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:15pm - 5:10pm    Independence East

      "The development of skill in deconstructing pervasive media based political rhetoric using well-defined media literacy techniques and the language of persuasion in determining bias, authenticity, values, and target audiences. "

      "Thomas Goodkind, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT; Elizabeth Rowell, Rhode Island College, Providence, RI"

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:15pm - 5:10pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      "Using principles of the Socratic method, explore ways to foster social studies classrooms that are characterized by evidenced based conversations using complex texts that support reading comprehension."

      "Micha Jeffries, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC; Drinda Benge, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC"

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:15pm - 5:10pm    309

      "Come learn how to engage young people in action civics--a model that puts students at the heart of civic learning through technology, simulations, discussion, and service learning. "

      "Brooke Blevins, Baylor University, Waco, TX; Karon LeCompte, Baylor University, Waco, TX; Neil Shanks, Baylor University, Waco, TX; Sunny Wells, Baylor University, Waco, TX"

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:15pm - 5:10pm    311

      "Using primary sources including film and music, presenters will demonstrate multiple strategies using inquiry for teaching the civil rights movement along with a rationale for starting the unit with Reconstruction."

      "Barbara Houser, Chestnut Hill, PA; Cicely Scheiner-Fisher, Seminole County Public Schools, Sanford, FL"

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:15pm - 5:10pm    313

      "Ready-to-go teacher created PBL simulation, students learn entrepreneurship by becoming entrepreneurs! Through collaboration, creativity and critical thinking, students communicate new toy ideas to a panel of """"sharks!"""" "

      "Brian Markwald, University School of Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, @brianmarkwald"

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:15pm - 5:10pm    102

      Existing assessments in history do not align with the C3 or the literacy demands in the Common Core. Participants will learn about tools for designing better assessments of historical thinking.

      "Mark Stout, Howard County Public Schools and University of Maryland Baltimore County, Ellicott City, MD"

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:15pm - 5:10pm    206

      This informative session will present ways in which states are approaching implementation of the C3 Framework. This roundtable session will include members of the Council of State Social Studies Specialists.

      "Stephen Masyada, Florida Joint Center for Citizenship, Orlando, FL, @SocialStudyMasy; Kelly Curtright , Oklahoma State Department of Education, Oklahoma City, OK; Fay Gore, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, Raleigh, NC, @FayGore"

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:15pm - 5:10pm    105

      This session provides teachers with classroom ready techniques for implementing the four dimensions of the inquiry model through the use of primary sources and proven rubrics in the economics classroom.

      "Jill Beccaris-Pescatore, Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, PA, @econ_bricabrac; Jessica Schocker, Penn State - Berks, Reading, PA, @docschock; Jodi Bornstein, Arcadia University, Glenside, PA"

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:15pm - 5:10pm    301

      "Explore previously unavailable eyewitness accounts of April 19, 1775! Through analysis, role playing, and creating, teachers can enliven our students’ understandings of real people and times that shaped our nation."

      "Annie Davis, The National Archives, Walthamm, MA; Emily Holmes, The Paul Revere House, Boston, MA"

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:15pm - 5:10pm    204

      "Students must leave the classroom. This means conducting exit polls, serving as election officers, drafting policies with local government agencies, and using Twitter to play State of the Union Bingo."

      "Erin Yearout-Patton , Goochland County Public Schools, Goochland, VA, @GotGovt"

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:15pm - 5:10pm    310

      "This session will highlight the upcoming book """"Doing Race in Social Studies: Critical Perspectives,"""" which examines the application of critical race theory to the teaching of social studies. "

      "Shakealia Finley, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY, @shakealia; Prentice Chandler, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH; Amanada Branscombe, Athens State University, Athens, AL; Tony Castro, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO; Andrea Hawkins, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO; LaGarrett King, Clemson University, Clemson, SC; Ryan Crowley, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY; Sandra Schmidt, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY; Todd Kenreich, Towson University, Towson, MD; Sarah Shear, Penn State Altoona, Altoona, PA; Christopher Martell, Boston University, Boston, MA; Anthony Brown, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX; Amanda Vickery, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX; Kathlene Holmes, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX; Chantee Earl, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA; Ajamu Banjoko, University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ; Jim Garrett, University of Georgia, Athens, GA; Avner Segall, Michigan State University, East L"

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:15pm - 5:10pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      "TOP's Lesson from Germany In Focus: Instructional Guide; focus questions, chronology, mental mapping, content and literacy standards, and engaging instructional strategies and skills. Complimentary materials! Study tours to Germany!"

      "Thomas Bittner, North Collins Jr.-Sr. High School, North Collins, NY"

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:15pm - 5:10pm    305

      "Was the American Revolution, and “ America's Second Revolution” (War of 1812) revolutionary or evolutionary? Using 21st Century skills: ebooks, inquiry, critical & historical thinking, students form their own determination?"

      "Mike Clare, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, ON"

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:15pm - 5:10pm    209

      "Grant recipient presents how his/her project, involving two or more nations, enhances international and cross-cultural understanding through global/ international education, human rights education, a focus on global issues, global citizenship."

      "Ana (Award Session Place Holder) Post, NCSS, Silver Spring, MD"

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:15pm - 5:10pm    108

      Country Cards are brief descriptions of governments and citizenship in selected countries of the world. Participants will receive set of cards and lessons. Professor Jerry Perry will provide content support.

      "Elizabeth De La Garza, Texas Law Related Education, Austin, TX; Kim Boen, Texas Law Related Education, Austin, TX; Jan Miller, Texas Law Related Education, Austin, TX"

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:15pm - 5:10pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      Graphic novels are powerful tools for teaching history and aligning to Common Core. Strategies for teaching with graphic novels will be discussed and modeled and student work will be analyzed.

      "Breana Amick, Mid-Carolina High School, Prosperity, SC, @breaamick; Jeffrey Eargle, Springhill High School, Chapin, SC"

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:15pm - 5:10pm    Liberty B

      "Use dynamic, literature-based lessons to help your 2nd- to 4th-grade students (1) practice consensus building and decision-making and (2) analyze conflicts and good strategies to resolve them."

      "Jessica Chethik, Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago, Chicago, IL"

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:15pm - 5:10pm    111

      Learn how to use the C3 Inquiry Arc and digital documentary-making to address locally relevant issues and to communicate evidence-based findings.

      "Carolyn O'Mahony, Oakland University, Rochester, MI; Carol Bacak-Egbo, Oakland University, Rochester, MI; Carlos Cagin, Equal Education, ; Mary Kraniak, Oakland University, Rochester, MI; Anne Campbell, Oakland University, Rochester, MI"

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:15pm - 5:10pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      "Most civilizations throughout world history have criticized their """"uncivilized"""" neighbors. Primary sources across chronological and geographic boundaries will help participants think inductively about this pattern in world history."

      "Jeffery Nokes, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT"

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:15pm - 5:10pm    303

      Teachers will strategize ways to utilize the C3 framework in their efforts to maintain professional discretion and promote the need for depth versus breadth in social studies instruction.

      "Stephen Lazar, Harvest Collegiate High School, New York City, NY; Tim Evans, Academy of Urban Planning, New York City, NY; Shannon McLeod Lederer, American Federation of Teachers, Washington, DC"

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:15pm - 5:10pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      "Identifying seven different types of intelligence, theorist Howard Gardner revolutionized pedagogy. He became a proponent of differentiated instruction. Applying Gardner's intelligences, I will share strategies to teach Lincoln related content"

      "Craig Blackman, Indian River High School, Chesapeake, VA"

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:15pm - 5:10pm    304

      Close Up in Class is an electronic classroom resource that provides unbiased context and insider analysis on the most critical domestic and foreign policy issues of our time.

      "Lindsay Greenberg, Close Up Foundation, Alexandria, VA; Eric Adydan, Close Up Foundation, Alexandria, VA; Joe Geraghty, Close Up Foundation, Alexandria, VA"

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:15pm - 5:10pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      "This session promotes the integration of social studies and STEM through the creation of an interactive WWII outdoor trail. Technology tools, methods and process will be shared with participants."

      "Elizabeth Pearce, Lewis University, Romeoville, IL; Jack Sturm, Environmental Systems Design, Chicago, IL"

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:15pm - 5:10pm    306

      "In 1937, the Japanese Army raped and murdered thousands of Chinese at Nanjing. Educators will explore the conditions that led one nation to violate another nation’s freedom. Study guide included. "

      "Brian Fong, Facing History and Ouselves, Brookline, MA"

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:15pm - 5:10pm    202

      "In the wake of new standards, """"thinking like a historian"""" is not sufficient. Using historians' intellectual practices, Bob Bain will offer a common framework for teaching and learning history."

      "Robert Bain, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI"

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:15pm - 5:10pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      Engage students in historiography through comic book creation. This session explores how to excite adolescent learners in the process of historical interpretation through the creation of digital graphic narratives.

      "Caroline Sheffield, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY"

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:15pm - 5:10pm    200

      Strategies for selecting and implementing board games in class. Game exploration and benefits for student learning and success. Employing and developing cooperation. Evaluation methods. Games beyond the classroom. Critical thinking.

      "Nina Kendall, Henry County Schools, McDonough, GA; Margaret Duncan, Henry County Schools, McDonough, GA"

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:15pm - 5:10pm    203

      Three presenters from New York will join their teacher collaborator from Russia in describing an exciting two-year interactive online exchange and its several possibilities for social studies learning.

      "Jonathan Budd, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY; Josef Donnelly, New York City Public Schools, New York, NY; Whitney Holmes, New York City Public Schools, New York, NY"

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:15pm - 5:10pm    207

      Participants learn to integrate civic learning strategies into high school/AP US History to enable students to understand/articulate key roles African Americans played/play regarding U.S. civic issues. Innovative diversity handouts.

      "Lisbeth Gant-Britton, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA"

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:15pm - 5:10pm    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      Transform the tragic teachable moments of WWII and Vietnam War for awareness of critical world issues today. Prepare students to assume positive leadership as engaged citizens in our global community.

      "Alethea Paradis, Friendship Tours World Travel, Santa Barbara, CA; Kevin Shertzer, Laguna Blanca School, Santa Barbara, CA"

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:15pm - 5:10pm    Backbay A

      "Participants will explore how historical letters, paired with excellent biographies for children, can help students make personal connections to American history as they build essential literacy skills."

      "Sam Rubin, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston, MA; Esther Kohn, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston, MA"

  • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 8:00am - 8:55am
    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 8:00am - 8:55am    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      Practical tips to help candidates seeking National Board Certification based on the presenter's more than ten years of experience assessing entries for NBPTS.

      "Alvin Peters, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 8:00am - 8:55am    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      This session will focus on integrating active citizenship into the classroom curriculum to achieve common core standards and promote a civic lifestyle; proving democracy is a verb.

      "Vanessa Lal, Adlai E. Stevenson High School, Lincolnshire, IL; Andrew Conneen, Adlai E. Stevenson High School, Lincolnshire, IL"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 8:00am - 8:55am    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      This presentation will illustrate how Hip Hop can be used to enhance and effectively teach controversial topics within US History and other social studies classes.

      "Tracy Tilotta, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 8:00am - 8:55am    Backbay B

      Join us to discover how Batchelder Award Winners and international literature can be utilized to support global understanding and increase reading fluency. Presenters will share accompanying practical activities and handouts.

      "Deborah Parrott, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN; Renee' Lyons, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 8:00am - 8:55am    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      "Students can create dynamic learning artifacts that demonstrate their understanding of important civics concepts by using free and entertaining Internet-based applications such as Wordle, Prezi, Voki, Wideo, and Tiki-Toki."

      "Jennifer Jolley, Broward County Public Schools, Fort Lauderdale, FL, @jjolleymsd; Emma Humphries, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, @GatorCitizen"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 8:00am - 8:55am    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      Participate in a cooperative learning lesson involving analysis of primary and secondary sources surrounding famous Olmstead v. United States Supreme Court case and more recent 4th Amendment - search/spying cases.

      "Janet Emond, Downers Grove North High School, Downers Grove, IL; Kelly Pecak, Maine West High School, IL"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 8:00am - 8:55am    305

      "The psychology classroom is a perfect environment to use 21st century response technologies like """"online response systems."""" Participants will discuss examples of applications of these systems in psychology classrooms. "

      "Rob McEntarffer, Lincoln Public Schools, Lincoln, NE, @rmcenta; Rob McEntarffer, Lincoln Public Schools, Lincoln, NE"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 8:00am - 8:55am    204

      "Follow elementary education majors embarking on historical inquiry in a cemetery using primary source materials. Then see their work come alive as they """"tag"""" gravestones with QR codes. "

      "Will Lopez, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE; Randy Kassebaum, Living History.ORG, Lincoln, NE"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 8:00am - 8:55am    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      "Utilizing the student-driven programs Project Citizen and Model United Nations, middle school scholars inspire, impact, and transform the world representing them by applying their social studies knowledge, skills, and concepts. "

      "Steven Bilski, Memphis Street Academy Charter School, Philadelphia, PA; Amy Scarpello, Memphis Street Academy Charter School, Philadelphia, PA"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 8:00am - 8:55am    Independence East

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

      "Andrea Libresco, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY; Jeannette Balantic, Garden City Public Schools, Garden City, NY"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 8:00am - 8:55am    102

      "Discussing issues like marijuana legalization, capital punishment, and physician-assisted suicide in the classroom can be a valuable and enriching 21st century experience for students, promoting communication, civic learning and engagement."

      "Craig Divis, Bellow Falls Union High School, Bellows Falls, VT"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 8:00am - 8:55am    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      An interactive session will demonstrate ways to use technology in teaching Social Studies as interdisciplinary inquiry in a middle school classroom. Audience will receive lessons and access to online resources.

      "Christa Evans Heath, Holcomb Bridge Middle School, Alpharetta, GA, @heathworld1; Sandy Fitzgerald, Holcomb Bridge Middle School, Alpharetta, GA; Nicolas Garcia, Holcomb Bridge Middle School, Alpharetta, GA"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 8:00am - 8:55am    308

      "Teach an “Economic Way of Thinking,” part of the C3 Frameworks, using Play Dough. Basic economic concepts using hands-on activities plus other economic lessons and resources will be shared. "

      "Doug Young, Council for Economic Education, New York, NY; John LeFeber, Council for Economic Education, New York, NY"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 8:00am - 8:55am    207

      "Teaching interesting lessons, managing students, getting hired…how can beginning teachers help with what is on every preservice student’s mind? How about a virtual professional learning community for novices?"

      "Laura Collins, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS; Mark Schiltz, University of Kansas, Lawrece, KS; Tina Ellsworth, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, @TinaEllsworthKU"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 8:00am - 8:55am    103

      Explore online-resources that employ works of art to develop students’ ability to reason critically and collaboratively. Discuss how inquiry-based discussions of art support the comparison and contextualization of historical movements.

      "Sarah O'Leary, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, MA"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 8:00am - 8:55am    310

      "Participants will discuss processes to incorporate archaeology programs within schools and within other classes. Focus will be on past successful programs, professional partnerships and hands on learning."

      "Kimberly Popetz, Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum/Maryland State Museum of Archaeology, St Leonard, MD"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 8:00am - 8:55am    110

      "You're the Curator"""" engages teachers and students in creating online and classroom exhibits based on historical themes. Free primary source materials including documents, pictures, photographs from the National Archives provided. "

      "Mira Cohen, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library/National Archives, Simi Valley, CA; Maureen Reilly Lorimer, California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, CA; Rachel Rooney, Common Core, Washington, DC"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 8:00am - 8:55am    304

      "With a focus on civics education, this session guides teachers through a four-step process in transforming the classroom into a service learning center of active citizenship. "

      "Janis Kyser, The Tennessee Center for Civic Learning and Engagement, Bledsoe County, TN; David Phillips, The Tennessee Center for Civic Learning and Engagement, Bledsoe County, TN; James David, STEM Academy, Chattanooga, TN"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 8:00am - 8:55am    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      "The Nazis imposed Jewish governments in the ghettoes. There were good people who resisted, and others who sought their own gain. Another piece of the complex truth of the Holocaust."

      "Tom Glaser, Mater Academy Charter High School, Hialeah Gardens, FL; Jason O'Connor, North Broward Preparatory School, Coconut Creek, FL"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 8:00am - 8:55am    200

      Techniques for moving students from debate to disciplined deliberation. We will distribute and discuss booklets from National Issues forums on current challenges and from Presidential Libraries on past issues.

      "Kathleen Pate, Clinton Presidential Library, Little Rock, AR; Michael D'Innocenzo, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 8:00am - 8:55am    Independence West

      "Award-winning elementary school teachers and teacher educators present examples of purposeful humanities-based elementary social studies content, strategies, and resources with women’s history at the core."

      "Michelle Bauml, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX; Sherry Field, Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR; Barbara Knighton, Elmwood Elementary School, Lansing, MI; Mary Ledbetter, UT Elementary School, Austin, TX; Elizabeth Bellows, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC; Donna Vliet, ACCESS to Learning, Austin, TX"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 8:00am - 8:55am    101

      "Using four provided lesson plans and a dozen ready-to-use 21st century best practices, explore how to capitalize on today's students' skills and interests to increase learning outcomes."

      "Wendy Amato, WorldStrides, Charlottesville, VA"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 8:00am - 8:55am    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      Facilitators will present tools that are freely accessible and can help the teacher facilitate the four dimensions in classroom learning. The tools are inclusive to all four dimensions.

      "Dr. Elizabeth K. Wilson, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, @Ekwilson_bama; Dr. Vivian H. Wright, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, @vwrightbama; Russell Hammack, Central High School, Tuscaloosa, AL"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 8:00am - 8:55am    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      "What do the Salem witch trials, McCarthyism, the Cultural Revolution, the Ox-Bow incident and the Twilight Zone all have in common? Come and find out in this “hysterical” presentation."

      "Michael Sandberg, The Seven Hills School, Walnut Creek, CA"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 8:00am - 8:55am    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      "Make history come alive for elementary school students by learning how to conduct an engaging and content-rich inquiry into the environment, daily life and government of the Iroquois nations."

      "Peter Cipparone, Public School 29, New York City Public Schools, Brooklyn, NY; Kim Van Duzer, Public School 29, New York City Public Schools, Brooklyn, NY"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 8:00am - 8:55am    301

      America’s overseas cemeteries offer a unique way to understand American memory. Discover digital resources from the American Battle Monuments Commission and the Friends of the National World War II Memorial.

      "Timothy Nosal, American Battle Monuments Commission, Arlington, VA; James Percoco, Friends of the National WWII Memorial, Washington, DC"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 8:00am - 8:55am    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      "Working with a historical society, professional archeologists, and schools, this concludes a story started at the NCSS 2012/13 conference explaining how one might incorporate active archeological research into the curriculum."

      "Douglas Lare, East Stroudsburg University, East Stroudsburg, PA; Lucia LeVan, Allentown School District, Allentown, PA; Alison Rutter, East Strodusburg University, East Stroudsburg, PA; Thomas Reiss, Bethlehem Area School District, Bethlehem, PA; Dawn Boyer, Allentown School District, Allentown, PA"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 8:00am - 8:55am    312

      "Energize and Excite your students using the Michigan Citizenship Collaborative Curriculum (MC3) with the (C3) Framework. See how MC3 addresses content expectations, Common Core literacy standards, and the C3 Framework."

      "Jim Cameron, Michigan Department of Education, Lansing, MI; Amy Bloom, Oakland Intermediate School District, Waterford, MI"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 8:00am - 8:55am    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      Remembering Lincoln is a new web resource that collects responses to Lincoln’s assassination. Learn how to make this momentous historical event relevant as we prepare to commemorate its 150th anniversary.

      "David McKenzie, Ford's Theatre, Washington, DC, @dpmckenzie; Thomas Neville, Flint Hill School, Oakton, VA"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 8:00am - 8:55am    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      A ready-to-go unit plan that engages students with historical materials through the lens of modern media. Students will showcase their mastered knowledge through a grand Renaissance Faire!

      "Katherine Bork, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN; Page Dorsey, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN; Anna Vonderheide, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 8:00am - 8:55am    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      This presentation will help teachers create manageable cross-curricular research projects that do not steal long amounts of class time. Examples projects will be provided for grades 6-12.

      "Christian Davis , Soulsville Charter School, Memphis, TN; Kat McRitchie , Memphis Teacher Residency, Memphis, TN"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 8:00am - 8:55am    206

      "This student centered approach to examining art, propaganda, and political cartoons empowers learners to construct an understanding of concepts based on guided observations and is the basis for collaborative projects."

      "Gabrielle Thal-Pruzan, Milton Academy, Milton, MA; Sonya Conway, Milton Academy, Milton, MA; Liz Gray, Milton Academy, Milton, MA"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 8:00am - 8:55am    104

      "Low-income social studies students engage in minimal inquiry and higher-level thinking activities, according to a new study. Two former NCSS presidents discuss how to change the status quo."

      "Jeff Passe, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 8:00am - 8:55am    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      Academic language skill development is imperative to meet the demands of participatory citizenship. Creating activities that address contextual relevance will be the focus of this session.

      "Victoria C. Stewart, The University of Toledo, Toledo, OH"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 8:00am - 8:55am    111

      "A well-planned, differentiated social studies methods class will give teacher candidates the ability to apply social studies knowledge, concepts, and skills in real world settings."

      "Jesse Haight, Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Clarion, PA; Rachel Bentley, Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Clarion, PA; Conor Omecinski, Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Clarion, PA; Angela Summers, Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Clarion, PA"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 8:00am - 8:55am    203

      "Using the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a guide, this session focuses on practical methods to apply human rights concepts that support the C3 Arc of Inquiry."

      "Andrea Cohen, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA; Gregory Hamot, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 8:00am - 8:55am    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      "Your student-historians will collaborate with an institution to transcribe and explain a Civil War diary to use as a basis for an exhibit, a book, a website and a play."

      "Gale Carter, East Chicago Central High School, East Chicago, IN"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 8:00am - 8:55am    306

      Nigeria is shrouded with peace and security challenges stimulated by aggrieved groups due to social and economic discontentment. This paper examines social educator’s contribution in educating for peace and security

      "Donald Enu, University of Calabar, Calabar, "

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 8:00am - 8:55am    313

      "Primary sources, content-rich narratives, and critical thinking can form a holistic, integrated basis for civic learning. History classes can thus have a strong influence on character development. "

      "Cynthia Bader, Bill of Rights Institute, Arlington, VA, @BRInstitute"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 8:00am - 8:55am    205

      Engage in activities and view primary sources related to African American history in the White House neighborhood. Learn about resources and programs available from the White House Historical Association.

      "Courtney Speckmann, White House Historical Association, Washington, DC, @WhiteHouseHstry; Katie Munn, White House Historical Association, Washington, DC, @WhiteHouseHstry"

    • Sat, 11/22/2014 - 8:00am - 8:55am    "Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl"

      "Financial and emergency preparedness helps us weather the unexpected from tough economic times, illness, or natural disasters. This session provides an overview of newly revised financial and emergency preparedness curriculum."

      "Claire Loup, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta - New Orleans Branch, New Orleans, LA"

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