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World History

Above and Beyond: Increasing Social Studies Relevance through Field Experience

In order to increase social studies relevancy, varied and intentional field experiences must occur. This presentation will detail unique field experiences that go above and beyond the required placements.

Texting During an Observation? Yes, Please! Backchanneling to Support Metacognition

Interested in facilitating deeper reflection and metacognition in preservice teachers? Allow online chatting between preservice teachers and their methods instructor during field based observations. Learn techniques for effective implementation.

The Colonized Talk Back: African Perspectives on Colonialism

African perspectives are often a key missing element in teaching about colonialism. This session presents and discusses both African and European texts, to enrich and complicate our understanding and teaching.

Social Responsibility and Global Citizenship in an Age of Extremism

Understanding connections between certain cultural, political, and religious ideas and terrorism is challenging for students and teachers alike. By carefully designing units around an inquiry arc, content becomes more accessible.

No Stress Strategies for Integrating Religion into the Elementary Classroom

Presenters will share strategies for integrating world religions in the elementary classroom with a focus on Sikhism. Lessons that encourage inquiry, integrate technology, and promote literacy skills will be provided.

Empowering a Sense of Civic Responsibility in an Emerging World Community

Empower students not just to understand history, but also to contribute. We will showcase The Korean War Veterans Digital Memorial and The Korean War Digital History Project/Textbook, a collection of over 350 interviews with Korean War veterans. Learn how to use primary sources and interviews to preserve their legacy.

Empowering a Sense of Civic Responsibility in an Emerging World Community

Empower students not just to understand history, but also to contribute. We will showcase The Korean War Veterans Digital Memorial and The Korean War Digital History Project/Textbook, a collection of over 350 interviews with Korean War veterans. Learn how to use primary sources and interviews to preserve their legacy.

Pictures from a Hiroshima Schoolyard: A Film of Reconciliation and Art Supplies

A collection of surprisingly joyful drawings created by school children living among the ruins of Hiroshima in 1947 becomes the hear and soul of this inspiring true story. A screening of the film will be followed by discussion on how to use it the classroom.

Targeting Challenging Areas in Teaching History through Formative Assessment Practices

Identifying challenge areas for history students comes easily only to experienced teachers. This session introduces participants to challenge areas and formative assessment practices helping students master college-level concepts and skills.

How to Increase Engagement in World History through Cross-Curricular Expeditions

Discover how a cross-curricular expedition united World History and Biology to examine modern-day consequences of imperialism in Africa, and gain resources/strategies for how to plan your own cross-curricular expedition.

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