US History

Assessment Strategies for Diverse Learners


This hands-on, interactive session will analyze commonly used assessment strategies and, in turn, offer specific alternatives that accommodate the learning (and assessment) needs of diverse learners.

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

Timothy Lintner, University of South Carolina Aiken, Aiken, SC

Room: 
604
session id: 
148
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Games and Social Media Based Learning in Social Studies Classrooms


This session presents What Would George Washington Do? a game-based learning and online social media environment which teaches students digital literacy, higher-order thinking, and collaborative problem solving skills.

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

Sol Joye, Neil Armstrong Middle School, Forest Grove, OR

Room: 
606
session id: 
950
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Drawn Conclusions: Challenging Middle School Students' Stereotypes about Native Americans


Presents research from middle school classrooms where students experienced curriculum that challenged their stereotypes and introduced how cultural misconceptions have been used as a weapon against minoritized groups.

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

Grant Miller, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL; Asma Khan, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL

Room: 
605
session id: 
687
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The Student as Historian: an Authentic Investigation of the Past


Deepen students' experience by guiding them through an authentic historical investigation. Students form hypotheses, gather information, evaluate sources, form arguments, conduct analysis, and share their findings, just like historians.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Presenters: 

Craig Miller, The Bay School of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
951
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Ditching the Textbook: Teaching US History 1:1


In 2012, Lincoln High School made the "textless transition" with an entirely digital curriculum for US History. This session will discuss the pros and cons of that transition.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 10:15am - 11:15am
Presenters: 

Michael Hutchison, Lincoln High School, Vincennes, IN

Room: 
213
session id: 
385
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U.S. Labor Protests and the Bisbee Deportation of 1917


Use primary sources in practical interactive lessons integrating historical inquiry and spatial thinking to have students explore connections between current labor protests and those during the early 20th century.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Presenters: 

Ken DeMasi, , Tempe, AZ

Room: 
610
session id: 
919
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More than a Reflection in the Mirror! Thematic U.S. History


Thematic based units within an interdisciplinary U.S. History and American Literature class has provided marginalized students with a relevant and thought provoking curriculum intended to strengthen minds with critical thinking.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Presenters: 

Jessica Flock, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
929
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Creating DBQs Using Free Library of Congress Resources


Participants will explore Library of Congress, Primary Source Sets to create meaningful historical inquiry lessons, such as Document Based Questions (DBQs) that will reach students at all learning levels.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Presenters: 

Cicely Scheiner-Fisher, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL; Barbara Houser, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

Room: 
614
session id: 
319
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Analysis of Two US History Textbooks: Teachers Developing Minority Portrayals


Two secondary US history texts were examined for the depiction of African Americans and Latinos. Teachers will be provided with strategies aimed at improving minority portrayals in their instruction.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Presenters: 

Zaid Haddad, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV; Allison Smith, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV

Room: 
East Lobby - Level Six
session id: 
308
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Windows on the Southwest: Missions of Arizona and New Mexico


Take home classroom-ready materials from mission sites(Laguna, San Miguel, San Esteban del Rey, San Xavier del Bac). Meet "Padre Kino" in person... and include Latino history in your syllabus.

Time: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Presenters: 

Syd Golston, Phoenix Union High School District, Phoenix, AZ;Will Reimers, Trevor Browne HS, Phoenix Union High School District, Phoenix, AZ; Scott Cornelius, MetroTech HS, Phoenix Union High School District, Phoenix, AZ; Susan Meece, Alhambra HS, Phoenix Union High School District, Phoenix, AZ; Suzanne Vogt, Trevor Browne HS, Phoenix Union High S

Room: 
307
session id: 
214
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