US History

Back from Oblivion: The Hunts Point Slave Burial Ground Project


The story of the Hunts Point Slave Burial Ground Project, begun two years ago by NYCDOE staff developers Brian Carlin and Phil Panaritis and teachers at PS 48, the Bronx.

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

Philip Panaritis, NY City Department of Education, New York, NY; Brian Carlin, NY City Department of Education, New York, NY; Justin Czarka, PS 48, NY City Department of Education, New York, NY

Room: 
305
session id: 
535
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Differentiated Instruction in the Social Studies: Using Literature Circles


In this presentation, we will offer an introduction to differentiated instruction as well as a hands on learning opportunity utilizing literature circles in the social studies.

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

Adam Jordan, Madison County Middle School, Comer, GA, @aj_wade; Todd Hawley, Kent State University, Kent, OH

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
525
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Let's Get Phappy with Social Studies!


Photos + Apps = a mash-up of fun! By using photography with productivity apps, your students will create wonderful projects in many unique ways! Let’s get Phappy with your imagination!

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 3:10pm - 4:05pm
Presenters: 

Cheryl Phililps, Philip Michael Pennington Traditional School, Manassas, VA, @philly42

Room: 
206
session id: 
528
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Don't Trust, Investigate! Teaching Civic Discernment through Document-Based History


Civic practice requires discernment: don’t just accept what you hear. Document-based history trains students to “go to the source,” giving citizens-to-be the tools they need to find out for themselves.

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

Ray Raphael, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA

Room: 
312
session id: 
517
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Using Historiographic Analysis to Develop Students' Historical Thinking Skills


Report of a project taking high school students into their local community to observe/evaluate historical commemorations, then return to the classroom to apply skills to US History lessons

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 9:00am - 9:55am
Presenters: 

Michael Lovorn, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Michael Lovorn, Pittsburgh, PA; Michael Lovorn, Pittsburgh, PA

Room: 
302
session id: 
518
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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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