US History

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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@GWash1776 Favorited Your Tweet!: Engaging Students through Social Media


10+ ready-to-use social media platforms that don't require accounts or computers. Easily adaptable and engaging activities for any level that can be used as lessons, reviews, or assessments.

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

Chris Cirrincione , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, @mr_cirrincione; Anne Sweeney, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, @MsSweeney_SSE; Kimberly Ferraro , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
769
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Behind the Curse: Race and Baseball in Boston


The Red Sox championship drought has as much to do with race as the selling of Babe Ruth. A walk around Fenway Park reveals much about Boston's turbulent history.

Time: 
Sun, 11/23/2014 - 8:00am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Rich Loosbrock, Adams State University, Alamosa, CO

Room: 
311
session id: 
771
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Who's that Man behind the Curtain? Unmasking American Indian History


Why do we wait until AP level courses to begin teaching students how to think like historians? Turn your middle schoolers into critical historians, without sacrificing personal connections.

Time: 
Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:15am - 12:10pm
Presenters: 

Michael Bowler, Derby Academy, Hingham, MA, @DerbyHistory

Room: 
303
session id: 
754
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