US History

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.

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

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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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.

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.

Presenters: 

Angela Orr, Washoe County School District, Reno, NV; Stacy Drum, Washoe County School District, Reno, NV; Lindsey Clewell, 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.

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.

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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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.

Presenters: 

Kenneth Davis, ,

Room: 
303
session id: 
485
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What Do You See?: Analyzing Historical Images with Elementary Students


Participants will learn how to engage elementary students in critical thinking through analyzing historical images. This strategy will support all learners, regardless of reading or English language acquisition level.

Presenters: 

Elisabeth Medvedow, Discovering Justice, Boston, MA

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
480
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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.

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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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.

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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