US History

Great Gatsby, I Got the Blues!


Step into 1920s New York with stops at the Plaza Hotel, Harlem, and Gatsby's roaring parties. Mini lessons will incorporate multiple methods for bringing literature and the past to life.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Presenters: 

Linda O'Connell, Fredonia Central School, Fredonia, NY; Kerry Seastrum, Fredonia Central School, Fredonia, NY

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
262
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ELA Integration in the Content Classroom, We've Done Your Homework!


An innovative approach to ELA integration with historical fiction used as the instructional force behind content instruction. Result: An array of student created products, including an intricate reading response journal.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Presenters: 

Rick Lumpkins, Shepherdsville Elementary School, Shepherdsville, KY; Michele Grey, Shepherdsville Elementary School, Shepherdsville, KY

Room: 
605
session id: 
489
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Historical Dilemmas: Andrew Jackson and the Debate over Indian Removal


Elementary teachers collaboratively designed and implemented a lesson aimed at helping students authentically debate Indian Removal. Students examined multiple historical perspectives before recommending a policy decision to Andrew Jackson.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Presenters: 

James Howell, Auburn University, Auburn, AL; John Saye, Auburn University, Auburn, AL

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
407
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21st Century Project-Based Learning in the Social Studies Classroom


This session will present ways to use Project-based Learning (PBL) in social studies classrooms to help teachers prepare their students for real-world, 21st Century skills.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Presenters: 

Bobbi Hansen, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA

Room: 
604
session id: 
14
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Beyond Superheroes and Villains: Encouraging Historical Literacy with Graphic Novels


Not your brother's comic book! Graphic novels are increasingly available for the social studies. This session examines their link with content literacy and opportunities for the classroom. Lesson materials provided.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Presenters: 

Caroline Sheffield, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY; Penny Howell, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
698
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Rock, Roll and Remember...Using Music, Humor and Mnemonics!


Rock, Roll and Remember uses music, humor and mnemonic devices to help history and geography educators aid the retention of knowledge in their students.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Presenters: 

Bill Ross 111, American Institute for History Education, Swedesboro, NJ

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
805
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Accessing Social Studies with Technology for the UDL Way


Universal Design for Learning provides a blueprint for creating instructional goals, methods, materials, and assessments that work for everyone, improving inclusion and accessibility with ready-to-implement strategies, tools and resources.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Presenters: 

Julie Moore, Central Kitsap School District, Seabeck, WA

Room: 
607
session id: 
69
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Journey from the Dust


Economic and environmental collapse of the 1930s and the will to survive sends one young man on a journey from the Oklahoma dust to a new life in the northwest.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Presenters: 

Michael McClinton, Living Voices, Seattle, WA

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
497
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21st Century Skills: More Keys to Unlocking Social Studies Content


This session provides strategies and classroom ready lessons demonstrating how an emphasis on skills such as literacy, writing and critical thinking in a digital age enhance any social studies content.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Presenters: 

Erica Schnee, Bozeman High School, Bozeman, MT; Liza Doty, Smoky Hill High School, Aurora, CO

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
838
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The Military Life of Joshua Bates, a Camp Lewis Soldier


Participants will handle and examine actual primary documents, photos, letters, and objects in order to piece together the life of WWI Private 1st Class Joshua Bates.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Presenters: 

John Ott, R.A. Long High School, Longview, WA; Joan Enders, R.A. Long High School, Longview, WA

Room: 
615
session id: 
1046
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