US History

Technology Smackdown: Using Emerging Technology to Create Emerging Citizens


Facilitators will present tools that are freely accessible and can help the teacher facilitate the four dimensions in classroom learning. The tools are inclusive to all four dimensions.

Presenters: 

Dr. Elizabeth K. Wilson, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, @Ekwilson_bama; Dr. Vivian H. Wright, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, @vwrightbama; Russell Hammack, Central High School, Tuscaloosa, AL

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
599
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Evaluating Evidence: Were the Colonists Right to Revolt?


Participants will engage in a model elementary lesson grounded in a problem-based historical inquiry framework in order to decide if American colonists were right to revolt.

Presenters: 

James Howell, Auburn University, Auburn, AL

Room: 
Independence West
session id: 
594
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The Envelope Please…Elementary History Projects that Pop!


How can a simple manila envelope be transformed into an interactive history project that pops? Discover how in this hands-on session as you construct your own classroom-ready Foldable project.

Presenters: 

Deborah Vannatter, Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation, Evansville, IN

Room: 
Independence East
session id: 
583
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Using Computer Games in the High School Social Studies Classroom


Instruction will be provided on how to incorporate various computer games into world history, civics, and United States history classes in order to improve student understanding of social studies concepts.

Presenters: 

Jeffrey Probert, Beaufort County Early College High School, Washington, NC

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
589
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21st Century Teaching Strategies for 21st Century Learners


Using four provided lesson plans and a dozen ready-to-use 21st century best practices, explore how to capitalize on today's students' skills and interests to increase learning outcomes.

Presenters: 

Wendy Amato, WorldStrides, Charlottesville, VA

Room: 
101
session id: 
590
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Shine Freedom!


In order to provide authentic writing opportunities that are relevant across the curriculum, the Underground Railroad and the theme of heroes was used to teach both content and literacy.

Presenters: 

Denise Dallmer, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
582
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Out of the Closet and Into the Curriculum


Learn how to infuse LGBT history into your curriculum in a meaningful way that both informs and encourages further inquiry. Participants will receive lessons that include primary source materials.

Presenters: 

Sara Russell, Pleasant Valley High School, Bettendorf, IA, @pvherstory

Room: 
101
session id: 
577
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Teaching History as Mystery: An Inquiry Strategy that Works!


Incorporate reading, writing, and thinking skills into your history curriculum by using a “History as Mystery” inquiry strategy. Experience the strategy and sample lessons that engage all learners.

Presenters: 

Jana Kirchner, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY

Room: 
305
session id: 
568
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Veterans Heritage Project: Ringing in Freedom


Veterans Heritage Project connects students with military veterans to develop an appreciation for the freedoms fought for 238 years ago in Boston. Start a chapter at your school.

Presenters: 

Barbara Hatch, Veterans Heritage Project, Phoenix, AZ

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
569
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Reinforcing Social Studies Content Knowledge and Literature: Using e-Lesson Plans


This poster presentation shows how to use E-lesson plans that help preservice teachers to demonstrate their pedagogical content knowledge as they plan instructional activities and integrate children literature.

Presenters: 

Alberto Lopez-Carrasquillo, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
560
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