The DBQ Project will overview their materials and professional development, and discuss how they have helped students and teachers grade 4-12 handle the rigorous document analysis and evidence-based writing in civics, world and U.S. History.
Chip Brady, The DBQ Project, Evanston, IL
A handful of Vietnam veterans and educators have developed one of the country’s most comprehensive courses on the Vietnam War. Learn how to integrate “The Lessons of Vietnam” into your school and community.
Bob Matthews, Joe Harsch, Bill Dixon, The Bridge Back Foundation, Cary, NC
Sundown towns — communities that were all-white on purpose — dot the United States. Middle- and high-school students can research their histories and help to ameliorate them.
James Loewen, Washington, DC
This session focuses on teaching Black history with primary sources (speeches, artwork, demographic data). Presenters will focus on the political economy of slavery, Great Migration, and Civil Rights movement.
Christine Woyshner, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA; Amy Cohen, Julia R. Masterman Middle School, Philadelphia, PA; Marc Brasof, Constitution High School, Philadelphia, PA
To improve student academic achievement, target vocabulary. Through an interactive and engaging workshop, explore five easily replicable instructional routines for teaching social studies word learning through meaningful and multiple exposures.
Tina Heafner, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina; Dixie Massey, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
Cesar Chavezâ€™ grandson, Anthony and Fred Korematsuâ€™s daughter, Karen will share personal stories and classroom resources about the farm workerâ€™s struggle and the fight against the WW II Japanese Internment.
Evan Goldberg, Alameda County Office of Education, Hayward, California; Anthony Chavez, Cesar Chavez Institute, Hayward, California; Karen Korematsu, Fred Korematsu Institute for Civil Liberties and the Constitution, San Francisco, California
Motivate with music! Create activities utilizing songs proven successful to engage students and enhance knowledge. Packets of 100+ song ideas help teachers develop resources for immediate use in any classroom.
Judith Failoni, Fontbonne University, St. Louis, Missouri; Ed Wright, Brentwood High School, St. Louis, Missouri
Our mission is to make material more accessible to students by creating a kinesthetic response. We create lessons that get students out from their desks, actively engaged in "doing history."
Jody Drezner Alperin, Off The Page, Inc., Brooklyn, NY; Vicky Finney Crouch, Off The Page, Inc., Brooklyn, NY
Participants will analyze events leading up to the Revolution. They will engage in the art of debate and use digital technology to create a cartoon animation.
Teresa Potter, Fisher Elementary, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Beth Howard, Mark Twain Elementary, Tulsa, OK
Facing History and Ourselves has created resources for teaching evidence-based argumentative writing. Presentation will profile writing strategies and highlight connections to the History/Social Studies Common Core standards.
Mary Johnson, Facing History and Ourselves, Brookline, MA