US History

Beyond the Waterfront: Using Films to Teach the Cold War


Through an exploration of ""On the Waterfront"" directed by Elia Kazan, the session explores how to integrate film analysis into teaching about the Hollywood Blacklist and naming names before HUAC.

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

Timothy Reinhardt, Hudson High School, Hudson, MA, @tireinhardt

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
515
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Reconstruction: Freedom, Equality, and Citizenship after the Civil War


Reconstruction, a pivotal moment in US History lets students explore questions about national identity, freedom and justice that are fundamental to historical understanding and citizenship today. Resources and lessons included.

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

Laura Tavares, Facing History and Ourselves, Brookline, MA; Dan Sigward, Facing History and Ourselves, Brookline, MA

Room: 
102
session id: 
502
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Closing the Opportunity Gap with Rigorous Close Reading Questions


Learn to empower ALL students to reading complex texts with high-level questions that promote a growth mindset and critical thinking. Gain access to a database of teacher-created close reading exemplars.

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

Angela Orr, Washoe County School District, Reno, NV; Lindsey Clewell, Washoe County School District, Reno, NV; Marcia Motter, Washoe County School District, Reno, NV; Janet Roberts, Washoe County School District, Reno, NV

Room: 
205
session id: 
497
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Bringing Gender into the High School Social Studies Curriculum


This panel of teacher/academics discusses the pedagogical effectiveness of biographies of American women to illuminate, expand, enlarge, understand students' understanding of historic periods, movements or events in US history.

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

Carol Berkin, Baruch College, New York City, NY; Bruce Lesh, Franklin High School, Baltimore, MD; Barbara Winslow, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY

Room: 
312
session id: 
498
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The Pentagon Papers: Government Secrecy and National Security


Session will explore primary sources related the case U.S. v. Daniel Ellsberg, and discuss how to incorporate federal trials into the classroom. Participants will receive resources for use with students.

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:15pm - 5:10pm
Presenters: 

Mabel McKinney-Browning, American Bar Association, Chicago, IL; Bruce Ragsdale, Federal Judicial Center, Washington, DC

Room: 
302
session id: 
492
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Teaching Revolution: The Four Dimensions of the Boston Tea Party


The Boston Tea Party sparked the American Revolution. Join us as we use the C3 Framework to explore methodologies for teaching students about this historic event.

Time: 
Sat, 11/22/2014 - 9:05am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Sean Lawler, Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, Boston, MA

Room: 
201
session id: 
471
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What Do You See?: Analyzing Historical Images with Elementary Students


Participants will learn how to engage elementary students in critical thinking through analyzing historical images. This strategy will support all learners, regardless of reading or English language acquisition level.

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:15pm - 5:10pm
Presenters: 

Elisabeth Medvedow, Discovering Justice, Boston, MA

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
480
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The Supreme Court Case behind King's "Letter from Birmingham Jail"


Uses primary sources to examine Walker v. Birmingham, the seminal Supreme Court case behind Dr. King’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail.” Explores relationship between rule of law and civil disobedience.

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 5:20pm - 6:15pm
Presenters: 

Howard Kaplan, American Bar Association, Chicago, IL, @abapubliced; Mabel McKinney-Browning, American Bar Association, Chicago, IL, @abapubliced

Room: 
102
session id: 
484
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Tea Parties, Then and Now: Connecting History to Headlines


Through comparing the Tea Party of revolutionary Boston to the anti-government sentiment in modern America, this presentation focuses on the connection between historical past and contemporary conflict.

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 10:05am - 11:00am
Presenters: 

Kenneth Davis, ,

Room: 
303
session id: 
485
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Teaching with Primary Sources Regional Program


Explore how the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Regional Program promotes widespread, sustained, effective use of primary sources from loc.gov for K-16 education and teacher professional development.

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

Sue Wise, TPS Eastern Region at Waynesburg University, Waynesburg, PA; Nancy Wrick, TPS Eastern Region at Waynesburg University, Waynesburg, PA; Richard Satchwell, TPS Midwest Region at Illinois State University, Normal, IL; Judy Bee, TPS Midwest Region at Illinois State University, Normal, IL; Peggy O'Neill-Jones, TPS Western Region at Metropolitan State University of Denver, Denver, CO; Keith Patterson, TPS Western Region at Metropolitan State University of Denver, Denver, CO

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
468
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