US History

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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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.

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

Time: 
Sat, 11/22/2014 - 8:00am - 8:55am
Presenters: 

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

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

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 9:00am - 9:55am
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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:15pm - 5:10pm
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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Teaching American Slavery: Strategies and Resources for a Difficult Topic


This session will offer effective strategies and resources to integrate slavery into any US history curriculum. Topics included: discussing difficult topics in classrooms, Northern slavery, WPA narratives, role playing techniques.

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

Bethany Jay, Salem State University, Salem, MA; Cynthia Lyerly, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA; Joanne Pope Melish, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY; Steven Oliver, Salem State University, Salem, MA; Lindsay Randall, Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology/Phillips Academy, Andover, MA

Room: 
301
session id: 
774
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Burning Tulsa: The Legacy of Black Dispossession


Participants will uncover the history of the Tulsa Race Riot through participatory activities and the examination of documents; they will develop a framework for understanding history of black dispossession.

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 2:05pm - 3:00pm
Presenters: 

Linda Christensen, Oregon Writing Project, Portland, OR

Room: 
201
session id: 
779
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Integrating Technology and Multimedia Into Social Studies Instructional Practices


New teachers who have grown up in a digital world share digital technologies to showcase Historical Thinking Skills with real projects created using BYOD building on 21st Century Skills.

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 9:00am - 9:55am
Presenters: 

Ted Green, Webster University, Webster Groves, MO; Paul Stanley, Rockwood School District, Eureka, MO

Room: 
200
session id: 
783
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Expect More: Differentiating Your Social Studies Methods Course


A well-planned, differentiated social studies methods class will give teacher candidates the ability to apply social studies knowledge, concepts, and skills in real world settings.

Time: 
Sat, 11/22/2014 - 8:00am - 8:55am
Presenters: 

Jesse Haight, Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Clarion, PA; Rachel Bentley, Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Clarion, PA; Conor Omecinski, Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Clarion, PA; Angela Summers, Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Clarion, PA

Room: 
111
session id: 
766
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