Participants will explore how historical letters, paired with excellent biographies for children, can help students make personal connections to American history as they build essential literacy skills.
Sam Rubin, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston, MA; Esther Kohn, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston, MA
How do you teach students to 21st century skills? Learn how to promote digital literacy by integrating social networking websites in your classroom, both online and offline.
Samuel Brower, University of Houston, Houston, TX
Primary Sources offer a sophisticated, yet approachable, way to build enduring understandings and teach 21st century skills. Learn multiple ways to teach vocabulary and reading comprehension with ‚ÄúDirty‚Äù resources!
Jessica Flock, The Peoples Project, Laramie, WY
Participants learn to integrate civic learning strategies into high school/AP US History to enable students to understand/articulate key roles African Americans played/play regarding U.S. civic issues. Innovative diversity handouts.
Lisbeth Gant-Britton, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
Come get immersed as ‚Äúpractitioners‚Äù in Social Studies sub-disciplines while applying the History/Social Studies Common Core Literacy Skills and indicators from Dimension2 of the C3 Framework.
Michelle McLaughlin, NC Department of Public Instruction, Raleigh, NC
Using NCSS Notable Trade Books to teach the civil rights movement provides rich opportunities to address the 4C‚Äôs of Critical Thinking, Creative Thinking, Collaborating, and Communicating. Learn how! Materials Included.
Stephanie Wasta, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
As a crucial moment in American history, memory and culture, it is crucial for future generations that the dissection of 9/11 extends beyond the painful occurrences of that fateful day.
Kyle Wengerter, Rutgers University - Newark, Newark, NJ
Teachers will be able to help students take informed action based on their critiques of bias and misrepresentations within Native American texts as they also engage in 21st Century Skills.
David LaVere, Clemson University, Clemson, SC; Bea Bailey, Clemson University, Clemson, SC
Learn how to use visual art production as a way for students to develop historical thinking, while producing authentic representations of their understanding of historical concepts.
Heidi Torres, Indiana University-Bloomington, Bloomington, IN
A high-energy, entertaining session with an inspirational message of how to create life-changing experiences for students through a creative, dynamic, and engaging approach to teaching history.
Dave Burgess, West Hills High School, San Diego, CA, @burgessdave