US History

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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Inquiry on the Intrepid: A Multi-Visit Museum Experience


Explore how a blended learning environment and a multi-visit museum experience can support the shift to the Common Core standards and the C3 Framework.

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

Nicholas Lawrence, East Bronx Academy for the Future, Bronx, NY, @teachlawrence; Gerrie Hall, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, New York, NY, @IntrepidMuseum

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
429
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The Social Studies Critical Thinking Lab


The Library of Congress impacts two educational institutions by awarding Teaching with Primary Sources grants. See how the use of primary sources can change classroom instruction and foster student learning.

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

Rachel Hernandez-Eckert, Education Service Center Region 13, Austin, TX, @rachelh002; Tina Melcher, Round Rock Independent School District, Round Rock, TX

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
422
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Teacher's Guide to Reducing School Push-out and Rerouting the Pipeline


This session will explain five powerful shifts in teacher thinking and practice that can help reduce school push-out and divert students from the school-to-prison pipeline.

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:15pm - 5:10pm
Presenters: 

June Christian, Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, Montgomery, AL, @JuneC_TT; Sara Wicht, Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, Montgomery, AL, @SaraW_TT; Emily Chiariello, Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, Montgomery, AL, @EmilyC_TT

Room: 
103
session id: 
413
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Teaching the Civil Rights Movement: Essential Practices


“Teaching the Civil Rights Movement: Essential Practices,” identifies five strategies that teachers who want to inspire students activism and citizenship with lessons on the civil rights movement must adopt.

Time: 
Sun, 11/23/2014 - 8:00am - 10:00am
Presenters: 

Sara Wicht, Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, Montgomery, AL, @SaraW_TT; June Christian, Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, Montgomery, AL, @JuneC_TT; Emily Chiariello, Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, Montgomery, AL, @EmilyC_TT

Room: 
202
session id: 
415
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Creating Inquiry-Based Assessment in the Social Studies


Come learn about inquiry-based instruction in the social studies and how to design assessments that incorporate the critical thinking skills students need to be successful today.

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

Sarah Kaka, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs, CO, @kakateach

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
401
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Island of the Blue Dolphins, Digital Archives, and Student Inquiry


Unveiling of a website/digital archive on Scott O’Dell’s Island of the Blue Dolphins and 19th-century figure upon whom it is based. Lessons tied to Common Core in History, Science, ELA.

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

Sara Schwebel, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

Room: 
204
session id: 
403
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Ye of Little Faith in Government


Avoid the march of Presidents! These ready-to-go, evidence-driven and literacy-rich materials for teaching history (Nixon to Obama) frame inquiry around the rise of conservatism, polarization, and trust in government.

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

Amy Bloom, Oakland Schools, MI; Alec Synder, Royal Oak High School, Royal Oak, MI; Alycia Chase, West Bloomfield High School, West Bloomfield, MI; Kenneth Cameron, Bloomfield Hills High School, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Room: 
111
session id: 
404
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"Is Rosa Still Tired?": Examining Picture Books for Authentic Portrayals


Was Rosa just the “tired seamstress”? Was her refusal a solitary act of defiance? Come and discuss the portrayal of Rosa Parks and the bus boycott in recent picture books.

Time: 
Sat, 11/22/2014 - 3:35pm - 4:30pm
Presenters: 

Eric Groce, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC; Elizabeth Bellows, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC; Michelle Bauml, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX; Robin Groce, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC; Tina Heafner, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

Room: 
Backbay B
session id: 
398
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You CAN Change History: Modifying Instructional Language for English Learners


This session will demonstrate how to modify instructional language to help ELs access the content of US History. Common instructional errors will be discussed. Handouts will be provided.

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 1:00pm - 1:55pm
Presenters: 

Jason O'Brien, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL; Andrea Word, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL

Room: 
201
session id: 
400
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