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A Pocketful of History

--Sherry L. Field and Linda D. Labbo
Read a biography. Then examine "pocket contents." In Lincoln's vest pocket? A draft for a speech, theater tickets, and a photograph of his family, among other items. "Artifacts" are suggested for the pockets of Benito Juarez (president of Mexico), Grandma Moses (artist), Mary McLeod Bethune (black educator), and others.

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Was the Constitution Pro-Slavery? The Changing View of Frederick Douglass

By Robert Cohen
Many have questioned whether the document on which our nation is based sanctioned slavery. But renowned abolitionist Frederick Douglass, who originally condemned the Constitution, came to view it in a much different light.

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Teaching about Fred Korematsu and World War II Japanese American Incarceration

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
2:40pm to 3:40pm
Fred Korematsu's daughter will discuss her father's fight for justice against Japanese Incarceration (Internment) through the documentary Of Civil Wrongs and Rights, primary sources, and the Korematsu Institute Teaching Kit.

Race and Reconstruction: A Historical Lens to Contemporary Issues

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
9:15am to 10:15am
Reconstruction, a pivotal moment in US History, lets students explore questions about national identity, responsibility, freedom and justice that are fundamental to historical understanding, citizenship and issues today. Resource book included.

Interrogating Medium and Message: Utilizing Documentaries to Teach about Genocide

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
10:30am to 11:30am
Explore reflective questions that can help teachers and students interrogate historical documentaries about genocide with an emphasis on U.S. policy and global connections.

Diverse Classrooms: Are You All Booked Up?

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
1:35pm to 2:17pm
Students' cultural and linguistic backgrounds can be incorporated into social studies content. Children's books are one way to include diverse perspectives. Does your classroom library include culturally relevant books?

Five Cool Class Projects for Grades 3-5

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
11:17am to 11:35am
Take collaboration to the next level with these fun class projects on HSTRY! Leave this fast-paced presentation with tons of examples to share with your students, school, and community.

Tracking Path to Success: Data-Empowered Students and Evidence-Based Instruction

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
10:35am to 11:17am
Learn how to generate student-driven academic data to empower your learners! Participants will be exposed to US History PBL and multi-sensory approach developed in high school level at-risk classrooms.

Teaching Untold History between the Civil War and Civil Rights

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Bring this time period to life with historical role-plays, primary source documents, historical fiction, and nonfiction texts that teach African American history from the 1870s to 1950s.

Formative Assessment in AP History

Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
9:15am to 10:15am
Explore how to build formative assessments aligned to the new AP History exam in U.S., European, and World History courses. Examine specific strategies and supports.


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