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.
Denise Greller, Purnell School, Pottersville, NJ; Lindsay DiBernardo, Purnell School, Pottersville, NJ; William Warlick, Purnell School, Pottersville, NJ
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.
Christine Bunce, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, NY; Steve Armstrong, Connecticut State Department of Education, Hartford, CT
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.
Gennie Westbrook, Bill of Rights Institute, Arlington, VA, @BRInstitute
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 ‚Äúhard evidence.""
Conor Omecinski, Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Clarion, PA
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.
John Pellikan, Prairie Ridge High School, Crystal Lake, IL, @jpbirdman; Michael Manderino, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL, @mmanderino
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.
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
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.
Matt Moore, Mankato West High School, Mankato, MN, @mooresclassroom; Jessica Ellison, Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul, MN, @jessellison
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.
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
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.
Ryan Shaw, WCCUSD-Kennedy High School, Richmond, CA
Get Geeky! Join a leading Colorado librarian and teacher and learn how to engage students with inquiry, primary sources, and technology in the classroom using LOC.gov resources and social media.
Laura Israelsen, Hulstrom Options School, Northglenn, CO, CO, @2geekyteachers; Michelle Pearson, History Colorado, 2011 Colorado Teacher of the Year, Denver, CO, @2geekyteachers