Secondary Level-High School

Not So Strange Bedfellows: Simple Scaffolds, Complex Texts, Better Writing


Primary documents are challenging to understand and, sometimes, equally challenging to teach. This reading and writing technique facilitates comprehension “from the word up” and empowers students to respond more thoughtfully.

Time: 
Sat, 11/22/2014 - 9:05am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Regine Randall, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
1078
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Red Tulips: Memorializing the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 3:10pm - 4:05pm
Presenters: 

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

Room: 
103
session id: 
1082
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Addressing School Culture, Race and Achievement with PBS's POV Documentaries


Use PBS’s POV documentaries, 'American Promise' and 'Brooklyn Castle,' as free classroom tools to explore how after-school programs, school culture, and issues of race impact achievement, civic engagement and graduation.

Time: 
Sat, 11/22/2014 - 9:05am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Aubrey Gallegos, American Documentary, POV, Brooklyn, NY, @povengage; Eliza Licht, American Documentary, POV, Brooklyn, NY, @povengage

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
1090
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It Gets Better: Advice From Students to LGBT Figures


Engage LGBT youth with an innovative project based on the It Gets Better Project. Students create videos for LGBT historical or contemporary figures explaining how it gets better.

Time: 
Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:15am - 12:10pm
Presenters: 

Amanda Colborne, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, @historycolborne

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
1076
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The Chinese American Experience: Sources, Strategies, and Civics in History


Using sources from the groundbreaking exhibition “Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion” and inquiry strategies that address the Common Core Standards, participants will uncover the long history of the Chinese in America.

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 9:00am - 9:55am
Presenters: 

Mia Nagawiecki, New-York Historical Society, New York, NY

Room: 
102
session id: 
1071
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Teaching the Holocaust: From One Day to One Semester


Whether a day or semester, the potent history of the Holocaust is accessible for your students. With USHMM guidelines and free resources, you’ll have what you need to effectively teach.

Time: 
Sat, 11/22/2014 - 9:05am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Judith Clark Zaino, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
1072
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Understanding My Lai: Conducting an Investigative Simulation with Historical Documents


Encourage students to think critically about military power, human rights, and war crimes while investigating what happened at My Lai in March of 1968. Detailed lesson plans and resources provided.

Time: 
Sat, 11/22/2014 - 2:30pm - 3:25pm
Presenters: 

Rhonda Gambill, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, @rgambill

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
1074
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Gray May: Citizenship, Historical Thinking, and the Kent State Shootings


This session offers a fluid historical thinking and civics based unit plan in considering the events on the campus of Kent State University from May 1st through May 4th 1970.

Time: 
Sat, 11/22/2014 - 10:10am - 11:05am
Presenters: 

Michael Levicky, Kent State University, Kent, OH; Evan Mooney, Kent State University, Kent, OH; Alicia Crowe, Kent State University, Kent, OH; Todd Hawley, Kent State University, Kent, OH

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
1075
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New Interpretations Regarding the Vietnam War


Research in newly opened archives about the Vietnam War has set the stage for fresh interpretations. Participants will also receive scholarly information from the annual USS Midway Institute for Teachers.

Time: 
Sat, 11/22/2014 - 3:35pm - 4:30pm
Presenters: 

John Burns, USS Midway Institute for Teachers, San Diego, CA; Kirk Ankeney, The Bishop's School, La Jolla, CA

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
1068
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Supported Inquiry into Civil Rights: Primary Sources and Oral History


Help students preserve personal narratives of the Civil Rights movement. Develop content knowledge and questions with Library of Congress primary sources, then produce focused oral histories with guidance from HISTORY.

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 9:00am - 9:55am
Presenters: 

Lee Ann Potter, Library of Congress, Washington, DC, @teachinglc; Kimberly Gilmore, HISTORY, New York, NY

Room: 
108
session id: 
1067
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