US History

Integrating Evidence-Based Writing (DBQ's) into the History Classroom


Seamlessly integrate the evidence-based writing into the history classroom without sacrificing content. Using age-appropriate DBQ’s students hone their evidence-based writing and close reading of complex text while tackling essential content.

Presenters: 

Tim Matthews, F.A. Day Middle School, Newton Public Schools, Newton, MA; Marla Blair, Brown Middle School, Newton Public Schools, Newton Centre, MA

Room: 
208
session id: 
875
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Lift Every Voice: Collecting, Archiving and Teaching Civil Rights History


How can we gather, preserve, present, and teach the history of the civil rights movement in our state? A step-by-step ""how-to"" guide will be provided.

Presenters: 

Ken Vogler, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC; Deloris Pringle, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC; David Virtue, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
879
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1776: Should I Stay or Should I Go?


Was the American Revolution, and “ America's Second Revolution” (War of 1812) revolutionary or evolutionary? Using 21st Century skills: ebooks, inquiry, critical & historical thinking, students form their own determination?

Presenters: 

Mike Clare, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, ON

Room: 
305
session id: 
868
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Hearing and Honoring their Stories: The Military Appreciation Day Experience


Learn how one day together can change the lives of so many. Connect your students with members of the military and make historical inquiry come to life for all.

Presenters: 

Jennifer Simone, Berkley High School, Berkley, MI, @mrsjsimone

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
870
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Affirmative Action – Reverse Discrimination, Social Justice, or Equal Protection?


How do Supreme Court decisions regarding Equal Protection in the past affect our society today, and shape our society tomorrow? Receive two free lesson plans for Supreme Court DBQs.

Presenters: 

Gennie Westbrook, Bill of Rights Institute, Arlington, VA, @BRInstitute

Room: 
312
session id: 
825
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Teaching Economic History: The Great Depression and World War II


Looking for ways to integrate economics into your US History course? Or, US History content into your economics course? The St. Louis Fed has lessons that will help.

Presenters: 

Scott Wolla, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, @EconLowDown; Kris Bertelsen, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Little Rock Branch, Little Rock, AR, @EconLowDown; Jeannette Bennett, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Memphis Branch, Memphis, TN, @EconLowDown

Room: 
105
session id: 
827
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Balancing Liberty and Security: Lincoln and Habeas Corpus


Is it ever necessary to violate the Constitution to save the Constitution? In two free lessons, teachers will evaluate the constitutionality of U.S. government actions during times of crisis.

Presenters: 

Gennie Westbrook, Bill of Rights Institute, Arlington, VA, @BRInstitute

Room: 
302
session id: 
828
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Historical Inquiry? Elementary, My Dear


Geared toward upper elementary, this presentation demonstrates how to engage students in historical inquiry through an effective and adaptable “Layering” strategy. Step-by-step instructions and examples provided.

Presenters: 

Alisa Kesler Lund, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI

Room: 
Liberty B
session id: 
832
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A Close Read on the Sixties


This participatory session will expand knowledge of the 1960s through the exploration of critical '60s texts. Presenters will model a close read, then guide participants in developing their own.

Presenters: 

Margaret Hughes, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, NY; Steve Armstrong, Connecticut State Department of Education, Hartford, CT

Room: 
101
session id: 
823
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Going Local: Teachers and Students Getting ""Hands On"" with History


Preservice teachers team up with local Historical Society to provide area schools with primary sources, artifacts and accompanying lesson plans; helping educators and students alike work with “hard evidence.""

Presenters: 

Conor Omecinski, Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Clarion, PA

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
814
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