US History

Voices from the Past: Introducing Historical Letters to Elementary Students


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:15pm - 5:10pm
Presenters: 

Sam Rubin, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston, MA; Esther Kohn, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston, MA

Room: 
Backbay A
session id: 
1296
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Promoting Digital Literacy through Social Networking Websites


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.

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

Samuel Brower, University of Houston, Houston, TX

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
1283
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Got Me Readin' Dirty: Primary Sources and Visual Literacy!


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 “Dirty” resources!

Time: 
Sat, 11/22/2014 - 8:00am - 8:55am
Presenters: 

Jessica Flock, The Peoples Project, Laramie, WY

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
1277
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African Americans in U.S. Civic Life- Past, Present, Future


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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:15pm - 5:10pm
Presenters: 

Lisbeth Gant-Britton, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

Room: 
207
session id: 
1282
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Station to Station: Literacy & Inquiry? . . . It's in There!


Come get immersed as “practitioners” in Social Studies sub-disciplines while applying the History/Social Studies Common Core Literacy Skills and indicators from Dimension2 of the C3 Framework.

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 10:05am - 11:00am
Presenters: 

Michelle McLaughlin, NC Department of Public Instruction, Raleigh, NC

Room: 
311
session id: 
1266
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Contextualizing 9/11: Terrorism and American Culture in Post-9/11 America


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.

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

Kyle Wengerter, Rutgers University - Newark, Newark, NJ

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
1258
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Still on the Warpath? Native Americans and Persistent Cultural Insensitivity


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.

Time: 
Sun, 11/23/2014 - 8:00am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

David LaVere, Clemson University, Clemson, SC; Bea Bailey, Clemson University, Clemson, SC

Room: 
312
session id: 
1260
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Marching to the Mountaintop: Notable Books Make the Climb Memorable


Using NCSS Notable Trade Books to teach the civil rights movement provides rich opportunities to address the 4C’s of Critical Thinking, Creative Thinking, Collaborating, and Communicating. Learn how! Materials Included.

Time: 
Sat, 11/22/2014 - 4:40pm - 5:35pm
Presenters: 

Stephanie Wasta, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

Room: 
303
session id: 
1261
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Artistic Historians, Historical Artists: Creating Art to Develop Historical Thinking


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.

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

Heidi Torres, Indiana University-Bloomington, Bloomington, IN

Room: 
Independence West
session id: 
1254
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Teach Like a PIRATE: US History Edition


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.

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

Dave Burgess, West Hills High School, San Diego, CA, @burgessdave

Room: 
210
session id: 
1256
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