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US History

Teaching History: An Everyday Endeavor!

History Lives! Using innovative teaching strategies/lessons and primary sources, students understand that US colonial history is a story about people, not just a series of memorized dry and dusty dates!

Viewing Battles From Windows of the Past

View authentic 5th Grade Revolutionary War projects and "living history" presentations created using the CCSS for Literacy in History/Social Studies. Depart with lesson plans, ideas, and new found confidence!

Look, Touch, Listen: Differentiate Instruction Using Interactive Technology

Discover how interactive whiteboards can help you address the diverse learning styles of your students. Receive strategies and resources to help you differentiate your planning, instruction, management and student assessment.

Literacy-Based Conceptual Teaching: Students Opening Windows to History

This presentation provides a window into conceptual teaching that integrates literacy strategies. Marvel as your students will think critically, learn and enjoy social studies, and improve their literacy skills.

Literacy Strategies: Windows to Success in the Social Studies Classroom

It is important for social studies teachers to incorporate literacy strategies to increase comprehension and promote concept retention. Literacy strategies help students become engaged and increase enjoyment of social studies.

Engaging Student Producers Using Web 2.0 Tools

Classroom Web 2.0 tools can bring social studies concepts and processes alive for students. See how to support students as information producers with Web 2.0 tools! Bring your laptop!

WWII and NYC: Global Conflict through a Local Lens

Explore the New-York Historical Society's "WWII & NYC" exhibition, which uncovers the war's impact on the metropolis and the critical role NY played in the war effort. Curriculum materials distributed.

Living in the World With Hope: Reading, Writing, Living History

This session explores how teachers partner history, literacy, and literature to help students wrestle with complexities of racism and injustice through a Storypath unit tied to the events and issues of the American Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.

Digital Timelines: Communicating Historical Chronology in a Digital World

Learn to use Photo Story to create dynamic timelines using a single classroom computer. The finished product features student artwork and voiceovers. Participants receive handouts and a CD of materials.

Gimme a C! Teaching Curriculum Fundamentals through Cheers and Images

Context. Content. Process. Practice. Product. Criteria. How can teacher educators/ professional developers/cooperating teachers teach fundamentals of curriculum that help teachers plan thinking, socially-emotionally rich lessons and units in Social Studies.

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