Primary sources advance social justice and curricular depth, if they support relevance, respect, and reciprocity. These tenets can also guide responsive connection to Indigenous experience within inquiry and digital learning.
Christine Rogers Stanton, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
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!
Michelle Pearson, Hulstrom Options School, Broomfield, CO; Ann Pritzlaff, Colorado Historical Society, Denver, CO
Customize your own teaching materials! New software, mobile devices and online publishing allow you to produce and share amazing resources specific to your content and students. Useful for all grades.
Glenn Wiebe, ESSDACK, Hutchinson, KS
Immigration past and present. To prioritize items that immigrants would need to survive in colonial era. Compare and contrast what immigrants would bring now to survive in the 21st century.
Dean Ruff, Old Trail School, Bath, OH
This session will explore dynamic strategies for integrating powerful themes embedded in the American civil rights movement into curriculum, field trips, and the daily classroom lives of young children.
Beatrice Fennimore, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA
Discover how one museum engages students in American history via innovative and interactive online and distance learning resources which focus on content, literacy, and the stories of this nation's founding.
Dale Van Eck, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Williamsburg, VA
This interactive presentation will emphasize the use of reading, writing and critical thinking in History, utilizing the Document Based Question (DBQ), historical fiction and alignment to the Common Core Standards.
Don Azevada, Elk Grove Unified School District, Elk Grove, CA; Nolan French, Joseph Kerr Middles School (Elk Grove Unified School District), Elk Grove, CA
Applying common core skills to colonial Dutch documents helps students develop a deep understanding of history. Participants will investigate Dutch influence on this countryâ€™s political, economic and cultural development.
Kristi Fragnoli, The College of St. Rose, Albany, NY; Julie Daniels, New York State Archives, Albany, NY; Jessica Maul, Shenendehowa Central School District, Clifton Park, NY
Resource exploitation alienates us from our humanity and the world that sustains us. Engaging lessons explore how treating resources as disposable leads to treating workers as disposable, too.
Wendy Ewbank, Seattle Girls' School, Seattle, WA; Ben Wheeler, Explorer West Middle School, Seattle, WA
Images are the window into U.S. history. An envelope can hook students on history. By analyzing the stamp, postmark and artwork, students will remember documents, events and people.
Kris McIntosh, FDC Lessons, Ft. Worth, TX