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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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TPS Writing Project at Medgar Evers College

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
11:15am to 12:15pm
his project aimed to increase teachers' understanding of disciplinary literacy and use of informational texts to meet Common Core State Standards. TPS resources were used to develop and implement three writing units in high school classrooms: informational, argument, and research.

Ask This, Not That: Effective Questions for Higher-Order Thinking

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
11:15am to 12:15pm
Consider specific choices of words when asking questions of students in the classroom. Peruse various question stems that work for differentiating learning by level, content, and skill.

Challenges and Opportunities in Creating Local Place-Based History Trunks

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
11:15am to 12:15pm
Explore an 8th grade kit titled "Andrew's Raid: Heroes or Villains?" containing materials that emphasize student analysis. Discover the possibilities of place-based primary sources.

Beyond the Bubble: A New Generation of Historical Thinking Assessments

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
11:15am to 12:15pm
Learn about assessments designed by the Stanford History Education Group that incorporate documents from the Library of Congress's archives and examine sample student responses.

Primary Source to Practice: See What Works in our Classroom!

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
11:15am to 12:15pm
Be inspired to integrate primary sources and inquiry. This presentation highlights the use of literature, oral histories, images, and simple strategies that can be used across the curriculum.

Oral History: Listen and Learn

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
11:15am to 12:15pm
Use the Civil Rights History Project to examine the role of youth in the civil rights movement and the role youth play in catalyzing societal change.

Let's Teach Our Children Honest and Inclusive History!

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
10:00am to 11:00am
History UnErased's mission is to prepare every educator to teach every child about the vital role that LGBTQ history and people have played in our nation and world.

That Happened Here? Place-Based Education with Informational Sources

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Learn how you can use free sources available at the Library of Congress and local collections to develop accessible curriculum that emphasizes the significance of local history.

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