US History

Don't Forget Me! Collaborating with Special Education Teachers


This interactive session demonstrates best practices supporting collaboration between K-12 special education and general education teachers. Participants learn how to create inclusive social studies classrooms supporting exceptional learners. Resources provided.

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

Darren Minarik, Radford University, Radford, VA

Room: 
610
session id: 
832
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Asian Immigration, 1880-1940


This session introduces attendees to several methods, including use of several insightful primary sources, for teaching about Asian immigration to the United States in the late 1800s.

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

Patrick Grant, University Prep, Seattle, WA

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
239
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Digitized US History: Wikis, Ning, and Google for the classroom


Learn how to use Wikis to create interactive projects; create a Ning.com network for digital social interaction in your class; Use Google Forms to create digital DBQs.

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

Charles Skrabacz, West Leyden High School, Northlake, IL; Andrew Sharos, West Leyden High School, Northlake, IL; Richard Mason, West Leyden High School, Northlake, IL

Room: 
616
session id: 
352
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Developing Purpose-Based Learning in U.S. History: Focusing on Civil Rights


Teachers routinely face students who ask, "why are we learning this?" This session prepares teachers to foster purpose-based student learning of U.S. History. Examples focus on the Civil Rights Movement.

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

Todd Hawley, Kent State University, Kent, OH; Adam Jordan, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
380
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Visual Sources: Using Library of Congress Archives in the Classroom


Through guided investigation, participants will consider how digital primary sources make social studies more relevant. We will examine constructed narrative history and how sources preserve or challenge social themes.

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

Timothy Patterson, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY; Alexander Pope, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY

Room: 
607
session id: 
416
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Phones On: A "Smart" Way to Infuse Technology into Learning


This innovative presentation will incorporate easy-to-use cell-phone technology into your classroom. The time has come to get our students sharing, interacting, and engaged. BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)

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

Melissa Seideman, Haldane High School, Cold Spring, NY

Room: 
614
session id: 
85
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On The Move: Using Technology to Teach the Great Migration


Technology in the classroom can be a vital tool in creating student understanding. Using webquests, digital archives, and multimedia sources we will explore the Great Migration.

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

William Newell, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
12
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"Under God": Examining the Historic Change to the Pledge


The Pledge of Allegiance celebrates its 120th anniversary this year but “under God” has only been included since 1954. Why has this brief phrase been the focus of such scrutiny?

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

Eric Groce, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC; Tina Heafner, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

Room: 
613
session id: 
71
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What's My Story? Pacific Northwest Native American Youth Resources


Students can learn about Native American tribes through stories of people and place. Washington State has an online tribal sovereignty curriculum and this culturally relevant resource list provides context.

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

Nadean Meyer, Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA

Room: 
212
session id: 
469
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Mom, Were You Afraid of Being Eaten by a Dinosaur?


Understandings of chronology and time are foundational to making sense of history. This presentation offers elementary teachers multiple activities for engaging students in developing a sense of chronology.

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

Leslie Hall, Washington State University-Spokane, Spokane, WA

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
846
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