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Building Unique Primary Source Sets to Make Standards Come Alive

Learn ways to challenge textbooks by using Library of Congress analysis tools. Looking through macro and micro lenses, participants will create unique Primary Source Sets. Leave with LOC materials.

Measles, Mono, MRSA Oh My! A Competency Based Interdisciplinary Unit

An interdisciplinary performance task that incorporates content knowledge from Government, English and Biology; students complete their task using critical thinking, research, writing and speaking skills in a competency-based school.

SCOTUS and the Twitter Age: The Re-Definition of Civil Liberties

The Supreme Court has entered the electronic age and is re-defining civil liberties, tackling issues like GPS tracking, perceived Facebook threats, and warrantless cellphone searches. A must for government teachers.

What Can Poetry Teach Students about American Democracy?

Learn how famous (and not-so-famous) poems can help students explore the concept of American democracy. Special attention is paid to multicultural poetry. Poems and activity sheets will be provided.

Not Your Father's Primary Source: Graphic Novels and Global Competencies

To make students more socially responsible, we need to develop their global competencies. Learn how to use engaging primary source graphic novels and comics to expand students' global perspective.

Developing Business and Community Leaders: The Young Women LEAD Initiative

This presentation will feature outcomes and lessons learned from 5 years of the collaborative Young Women LEAD Conference for at-risk high school girls to develop their leadership and business potential.

Honoring Veterans as a District and a Community

District 117 in Northern Illinois has found a way to honor veterans and connect the community to the school. Find out how your district can create a similar event.

Integrating Vintage Maps into the History Curriculum

Vintage maps reflect the cultural, social, political and economic values of an era. Participants will explore strategies to incorporate 19th century maps of Africa and the Mississippi into the curriculum.

Research Strategies for Teachers Who (Think They) Hate Research Projects

This presentation focuses on effective research strategies presented in the form of a ready-to-go project idea for high school U.S. history teachers.

The Portraiture Project: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Instruction

In an interactive poster session, participants will learn how portraiture may be integrated in history instruction to advance students' understanding of historic persons and the construction of narratives.

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