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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Connecting Cultures: When Students are the Teachers

With enthusiasm and 21st century communication skills, students of the Preserve America Youth Summits have expanded the relevance of historic properties in our schools and communities, and made a difference!

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