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 - 3:10pm - 4:05pm
    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 3:10pm - 4:05pm    103

      April 24, 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. How should it be commemorated? Discuss how we memorialize tragedy and how memorials and monuments impact survivors and ourselves.

      Sara Cohan, The Genocide Education Project, San Francisco, CA; Roxanne Makasdjian, The Genocide Education Project, San Francisco, CA

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 3:10pm - 4:05pm    301

      Interactive lessons from the award winning South Mountain HS Law Magnet, using ballot propositions and court cases, decision making activities, and units from a course on ""Literature and the Law.""

      Syd Golston, Phoenix Union HS District, Phoenix, AZ; Andrea Sargent, South Mountain High School Law Magnet, Phoenix Union High School District, Phoenix, AZ

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 3:10pm - 4:05pm    Liberty B

      This session explores ways to create a civics-based movement for young children in your classroom. Focus is on collaborative inquiry and action for social change.

      Beatrice S. Fennimore, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 3:10pm - 4:05pm    Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl

      From stories to questions to creative connections – global issues come to life in drama-driven snapshot images created by student teams. Even your less-than-motivated students will want to participate! (handouts).

      Laura Meyers, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 3:10pm - 4:05pm    309

      Students passively consume visuals around them every day. Classrooms can provide them with engaging instruction by modeling visual source analysis of current events to make sense of the world.

      John P. Broome, University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 3:10pm - 4:05pm    303

      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 - 3:10pm - 4:05pm    104

      This session will explore how advocacy at state and local levels has led to the largest graduating class of 2013 in the nation- the class of ECOT- online high school.

      Sara Adducchio, ECOT, Columbus, OH; Matthew Olds, ECOT, Columbus, OH

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 3:10pm - 4:05pm    105

      This session examines a curriculum, instruction, and assessment (CIA) framework that encourages students to learn at a deeper level through critical, abstract and creative thinking. Resources will be shared.

      Fay Gore, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, Raleigh, NC, @FayGore

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 3:10pm - 4:05pm    Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl

      Presenters share their investigation of how students engage World History content and develop literacy skills through the use of iPads to create presentations on topics of the Industrial Revolution.

      Lynn Brice, University of Minnesota Duluth, Duluth, MN; Bret Baker, Cloquet High Schoo, Cloquet, MN

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 3:10pm - 4:05pm    Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl

      As a crucial moment in American history, memory and culture, it is crucial for future generations that the dissection of 9/11 extends beyond the painful occurrences of that fateful day.

      Kyle Wengerter, Rutgers University - Newark, Newark, NJ

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 3:10pm - 4:05pm    200

      This session focuses on creative K-12 iPad integration and examines innovative and collaborative social studies activities with ""evergreen"" apps such as Explain Everything, Book Creator, and iMovie.

      Thomas Daccord, EdTechTeacher, Chestnut Hill, MA

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 3:10pm - 4:05pm    Exhibit Hall Classroom A

      This session will use an engaging animated trigger film, The Point (narrated by Dustin Hoffman, which addresses the concept of "the other" to stimulate a discussion of how identification of some people as inferior to others can lead to the marginalization and oppression of certain groups. When discrimination and loss of rights becomes legitimized by law, the escalation of such policies has led to genocide, for example in the case of the Nuremberg Laws in Germany, which preceded the Holocaust.

      Mindy Blechman, Gratz College, Melrose Park, PA

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 3:10pm - 4:05pm    Exhibit Hall Classroom B

      This session questions the idea of equality. What does equality mean? What should it look like? Foster critical thinking in your grade 7-12 classrooms with this dynamic multimedia lesson.

      Michael Siekkenin, St. Mary's Middle School, St. Mary's, GA

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 3:10pm - 4:05pm    Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston Street

      Explore the historic map collection at the Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library. Learn core concepts for teaching with maps and searching and using digital historic map collections.

      Michelle LeBlanc, Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 3:10pm - 4:05pm    209

      Chair: Cynthia A. Tyson, The Ohio State University

      "Food for Thought: A Framework for Social Justice in Social Studies Education"--LaGarrett King, Clemson University, Clemson, SC

      "Making the Political Personal: Using Film to Teach Social Justice in Social Studies"--Angela Cartwright Lynskey, Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, TX

      "'All About That Bass': Music, Social Studies and Social Justice"--Cathy A.R. Bryant, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC; Cynthia A. Tyson, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 3:10pm - 4:05pm    308

      What do students believe about war? This workshop presents data from a national survey on student views on wartime policy, as well as presenting strategies for ethical historical instruction.

      Mark Pearcy, Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ

  • 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    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, North American University, Houston, TX; Bruce Damasio, Towson University, Towson, MD

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

      Through tactile engagement of contemporary scholarship, unit plans, course materials and student work, participants will analyze the role of Ethnic Studies in providing a rigorous and relevant social studies education.

      Christina Villarreal, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY; Leona Kwon, Castlemont High School, Oakland, CA

    • 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.

      Ramiro Hermosillo, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS; Joe Segraves, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS; Chris Fellows, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS; Matt Apuzzo, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

    • 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.

      Colin Baker, Montgomery County Schools, Christiansburg, VA, Jared Morris, Madison County Public Schools, Madison, VA; David Hicks, Virginia Tech University, 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.

      Steve Masyada, Florida Joint Center for Citizenship, @SocialStudyMasy; Kelly Curtright, Oklahoma State Department of Education; Stephen Armstrong, Connecticut State Department of Education, Hartford, CT; Rosanna Fukuda, Hawaii State Department of Education, Honolulu, HI; Fay Gore, NC Department of Public Instruction, Raleigh, NC @FayGore; Don Gifford, Kansas State Department of Education, Topeka, KS

    • 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    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

    • 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    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    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

    • Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:15pm - 5:10pm    Exhibit Hall Classroom A

      Develop critical reading skills using DBQuest, iCivics' newest digital civics and literacy tool. Students explore the Nashville sit-ins through critical readings of primary source interviews, film clips, and photographs.

      Carrie Ray-Hill, iCivics, Washington, DC

  • 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, Palm Bay Magnet High School, Melbourne, 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    107

      Join TCI to discover powerful web tools and pedagogy to help you flip your classroom and supercharge classroom instruction time.

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

    • 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 Williamson, University of Kansas, Nick Green, University of Kansas, Taylor Smith, Shawnee Heights Middle School, Tecumseh, KS; Joe O'Brien, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS; Tina Ellsworth, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

    • 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    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    302

      A United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Fellow, and middle school teacher, will demonstrate application of Common Core tasks to be used in conjunction with young adult fiction.

      Sarah Segal, Hood River Middle School, Hood River, OR

    • 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.

      Michelle Griffes, Bill of Rights Institute, Arlington, VA, @BRInstitute

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