Cold War Villains and Heroes: Primary Sources and Questioning Strategies


Explore heroes and villains through the analysis of primary source documents from history's greatest "villain" Fidel Castro and unsung young heroes of the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Presenters: 

Ted Green, Webster University, St. Louis, MO

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
111
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Crafting LGBT-Inclusive Lessons


How do you construct a curriculum that includes positive representations of LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) people, history and events? This session will provide guidance on content development as well as examples of available resources and instructional strategies.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Jenny Betz, GLSEN, New York, NY; Robert McGarry, GLSEN, New York, NY

Room: 
4C-1
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Jungleers in Battle The 41st Division of WWII


This new documentary tells the story of the 41st Infantry Division during World War II. Veterans recount their experiences, from guarding the Oregon and Washington coastline, through battles in the Pacific, to occupation duty in the Hiroshima district of Japan.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Presenters: 

Alisha Hamel, Historical Outreach Foundation, Portland, OR

Room: 
4C-3
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The Civic Mirror - A Simulation-Based Social Studies Program


This online and face-to-face education program utilizes the best of tech-ed and constructivist learning methods to transform classrooms into countries and students into citizens. Students don't just learn about law, government, and economics, they get to participate in their own mini-versions of them.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Presenters: 

Brenda Ball, Crofton House School, Vancouver, BC; Paul Chaffee, Heritage Woods Secondary, Bet Moody, BC

Room: 
4C-1
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The Civic Mirror - A Simulation-Based Social Studies Program


This online and face-to-face education program utilizes the best of tech-ed and constructivist learning methods to transform classrooms into countries and students into citizens. Students don't just learn about law, government, and economics, they get to participate in their own mini-versions of them.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Presenters: 

Brenda Ball, Crofton House School, Vancouver, BC; Paul Chaffee, Heritage Woods Secondary, Bet Moody, BC

Room: 
4C-1
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Rethinking Democracy and Protecting What We Love


Students are ill-prepared for the social crisis of our times: our democracy has been hijacked. Lessons explore constitutional history, human values at the core of democracy, and action plans.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Presenters: 

Riki Ott, Ultimate Civics, Berkeley, CA

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
750
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Lesson Planning as Crowd Sourcing


Teachers often plan their lessons in isolation, without assistance from colleagues. Technological tools such as Dropbox and Google Documents help open up lesson planning, allowing teachers to "crowd source" planning.

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Presenters: 

Samantha Manchac, Chavez High School, Houston, TX; Marisela Martinez, Chavez High School, Houston, TX; Reggie Berry, Chavez High School, Houston, TX

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
432
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The Common Core and the Social Studies


The adoption of the Common Core standards represents a watershed moment in educational history. Never before have so many states committed to so similar a program of reform with such far-reaching implications. That said, very little consideration has been given to developing instructional and assessment materials to follow through on the promises and obligations of the Common Core.   --> read more »

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Presenters: 

Kathy Swan, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY; S. G. Grant, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY; John Lee, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

Room: 
606
session id: 
1064
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Opening Windows to the World While Looking Through a Lens


Every location has a history. Explore limitless possibilities for students to "capture" where their forefathers stood. Educators will be taught to refocus learning social studies methods through a camera lens

Time: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Presenters: 

Deborah Jones-Kuykendall, Causey Middle School, Mobile, AL; Andrea Kohutek, Causey MIddle School, Mobile, AL; Deborah Snowden, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
392
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Democratizing the DBQ: Critical Thinking and Historical Writing, Grades 4-12


The DBQ Project will overview their materials and professional development, and discuss how they have helped students and teachers grade 4-12 handle the rigorous document analysis and evidence-based writing in civics, world and U.S. History.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Chip Brady, The DBQ Project, Evanston, IL

Room: 
4C-3
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