US History

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.

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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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.

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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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.

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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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.

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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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.

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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Get Geeky: 10 Tech Tricks to Use with Primary Sources


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.

Presenters: 

Laura Israelsen, Hulstrom Options School, Northglenn, CO, CO, @2geekyteachers; Michelle Pearson, History Colorado, 2011 Colorado Teacher of the Year, Denver, CO, @2geekyteachers

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
801
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Teaching Content Literacy Skills, Developing Content, and Engaging Elementary Learners


Presenter will offer strategies to develop content reading and critical thinking skills, build academic vocabulary, and engage elementary learners. She will share ready-to-use lesson ideas and differentiation techniques. Handouts provided.

Presenters: 

Donna Knoell, Shawnee Mission, KS

Room: 
Liberty B
session id: 
794
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Prequel to Independence: The Shot Heard round the World


Explore previously unavailable eyewitness accounts of April 19, 1775! Through analysis, role playing, and creating, teachers can enliven our students’ understandings of real people and times that shaped our nation.

Presenters: 

Annie Davis, The National Archives, Walthamm, MA; Emily Holmes, The Paul Revere House, Boston, MA

Room: 
301
session id: 
795
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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.

Presenters: 

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

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
796
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The Sacrifice of Julia Wilbur


Your student-historians will collaborate with an institution to transcribe and explain a Civil War diary to use as a basis for an exhibit, a book, a website and a play.

Presenters: 

Gale Carter, East Chicago Central High School, East Chicago, IN

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
786
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