Learn techniques that will help you develop a rich U.S. History class. At the end you will be able to incorporate non-fiction text and political cartoons effectively in your classroom.
Christian Cogdill, Memphis City Schools, Memphis, TN; Kat McRitchie, Memphis Teacher Residency, Memphis, TN
Explore five questioning strategies to enable on-level and inclusion students to succeed with American history while meeting Common Core standards. Strategies will be modeled with a transcontinental railroad unit. Handouts provided.
Vivian Bernstein, Social Studies School Service, Culver City, CA
Oral History in the Social Studies Classroom: Promoting Social Justice and Cross-Cultural UnderstandingSubmitted by David Bailor on Wed, 07/31/2013 - 9:08pm
The strategy of oral history as a way to develop a social justice classroom and cross-cultural understanding is discussed. Implemented with pre-service teachers, three oral history samples are analyzed.
Alberto Lopez-Carrasquillo, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL
This session focuses on the benefits of literature that helps children rethink gender stereotypes. Picture books and instructional strategies are discussed that present multiple masculinities and gender non-conforming characters.
Kay Chick, Penn State Altoona, PA
This presentation describes potential benefits of using interactive read-alouds of a variety of text types to help elementary students meet social studies learning goals and the Common Core ELA Standards.
Annie Whitlock, Stephanie Strachan, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
This session discusses a joint professional development effort of Little Rock School District and the History Department faculty from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
Laura Beth Arnold, Little Rock School District, Little Rock, AR; Sara Rose, Henderson Middle School, Little Rock, AR; Kristin Dutcher, Mann University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, AR
This session explores principles for teaching about human rights derived from research in schools in the United States, Colombia, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland. This research illustrates areas in which students have conflicting or incomplete understandings, as well as the differing approaches taken by teachers in varied settings.
Keith Barton, Kathryn Engebretson, Arlene Benitez, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Popular music often addresses the issues of today. Yet, some songs tell the story of past historical events that correspond to primary source documents from that time period.
Brent Chowen, Brigham Young University--Hawaii, Laie, HI
By using primary source materials, Drs. Loosbrock and Crowther demonstrate how sports history can be used to teach larger themes in American History such as gender, ethnicity, urbanization, and economics.
Rich Loosbrock, Ed Crowther, Adams State University, Alamosa, CO
March with Rev. Martin Luther King, consider the needs of your students and feature a variety of primary source materials as you differentiate content, the classroom process and student products.
Steve Beasley, Sherry Owens, s3strategies, Lubbock, TX