US History

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.

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

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

Room: 
302
session id: 
828
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Developing Informed Global Citizens outside the Social Studies Classroom


Interactively discover ways to involve students in our local and global communities; encouraging acquisition of additional knowledge, critical-thinking skills, global and cultural awareness, citizenship, and first-hand experiences. Materials provided.

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

Denise Greller, Purnell School, Pottersville, NJ; Lindsay DiBernardo, Purnell School, Pottersville, NJ; William Warlick, Purnell School, Pottersville, NJ

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
821
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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.

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

Christine Bunce, 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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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.

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

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

Room: 
312
session id: 
825
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Converting the History Classroom into an Inquiry-Based Laboratory


This session will investigate ways teachers can stimulate student engagement by designing inquiry-based instruction to create historical investigations that use evidence to interrogate the past.

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

John Pellikan, Prairie Ridge High School, Crystal Lake, IL, @jpbirdman; Michael Manderino, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL, @mmanderino

Room: 
201
session id: 
810
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Building 21st-Century Skills through National Park Programs and Resources


National Parks provide opportunities for real-world learning and 21st century skill-building. This interactive session shows how to bring history to life through experiences that link past, present, curriculum and community.

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

Kristin Gallas, Tsongas Industrial History Center, Lowell National Historical Park, Lowell, MA; Jim Hollister, Minuteman National Historical Park, Concord, MA; Maryann Zujewski, Salem Maritime National Historic Site & Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site, Salem, MA; Liza Stearns, Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, Brookline, MA

Room: 
208
session id: 
812
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We Are all Students: Learning with the Library of Congress


Become a student of applied history to enrich kids' disciplinary literacy. Educators demonstrate strategies used at Library of Congress-supported workshops that transformed teachers' understanding of how to use primary sources.

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 1:00pm - 1:55pm
Presenters: 

Matt Moore, Mankato West High School, Mankato, MN, @mooresclassroom; Jessica Ellison, Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul, MN, @jessellison

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
813
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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.""

Time: 
Sat, 11/22/2014 - 3:35pm - 4:30pm
Presenters: 

Conor Omecinski, Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Clarion, PA

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
814
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Negotiate, Neutralize or Nuke: Why Didn't U.S. Go to War?


Diplomacy. Embargoes. Arbitration. Peacekeeping forces. Learn how students applied ways that nations resolve disputes to historical and contemporary crises and how you can shift focus from wars to wars avoided.

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

Nicholas Lawrence, East Bronx Academy for the Future, Bronx, NY, @teachlawrence; Kori Green, El Dorado Middle School, El Dorado, KS; Brian Bechard, Pioneer Ridge Middle School, Gardner, KS

Room: 
208
session id: 
805
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Getting Comfortable with Common Core: Creating Performance Tasks With Ease


Common Core places many demands on your time. Learn how to create your own performance tasks so you can combine content and assessment into seamless units. Leave with sample tasks.

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 1:00pm - 1:55pm
Presenters: 

Ryan Shaw, WCCUSD-Kennedy High School, Richmond, CA

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
796
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