US History

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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A Constitutional Convention for the 21st Century


Use art, biography, a daily delegate attendance record, maps of historic Philadelphia, and a guide to Madison's notes to teach students about the Constitutional Convention, through TeachingAmericanHistory.org.

Time: 
Sat, 11/22/2014 - 4:40pm - 5:35pm
Presenters: 

Jason Ross, Ashbrook Center at Ashland University, Ashland, OH

Room: 
108
session id: 
463
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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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Using Primary Sources from the Library of Congress with Students


Gain access to nearly 200 primary source lessons from ""American Memory"" website; Obtain ideas on increasing use of Library of Congress resources; Learn about funding teacher training.

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

James McConnell, Michigan Council for History Education, Livonia, MI

Room: 
302
session id: 
457
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Using HISTORY Digital Media to Investigate Primary Sources


Primary sources are more than photos and documents. Learn how HISTORY digital media uses news reel footage and letters to deliver compelling storytelling and multiple points of view.

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

Geraldine Stevens, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Evanston, IL; Kim Gilmore, AETN, New York, NY

Room: 
201
session id: 
454
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Smarter Balanced Assessment: The Common Core and History Instruction


An overview of the Smarter Balanced Assessment of CommonCore skills with an exploration of the implications for instruction, resource collection, and assessment in the history classroom.

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

Ryan Theodoriches, Evergreen Public Schools, Vancouver, WA

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
450
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Learning in 3D: Demystifying 3D Technology for the Social Studies


Meet Smithsonian staff and learn to integrate 3D technology and social studies in your school by using the Smithsonian’s new 3D object collection and inquiry based education resources.

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

Matthew Hoffman, Smithsonian National Museum of American History, Washington, DC

Room: 
201
session id: 
447
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Foreign-Born American Patriots: Sixteen Volunteer Leaders in the Revolutionary War


Highlighting the ground-breaking historical work, ""Foreign-Born American Patriots: Sixteen Volunteer Leaders in the Revolutionary War,"" this poster session will assist in unveiling content knowledge new to American Revolutionary War studies.

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

Renee' Lyons, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
441
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Who's to Blame? A Student Investigation of Civil War Causes


This ready-to-teach student-centered activity investigates how slavery caused the Civil War, including economically, politically, and morally, through students role-playing historical figures in a congressional hearing.

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

William Busbin, Auburn High School, Auburn, AL, @BusbinsClassAHS

Room: 
101
session id: 
442
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