US History

You're the Curator: Creating a Historical Exhibit Using Multiple Literacies


You're the Curator"" engages teachers and students in creating online and classroom exhibits based on historical themes. Free primary source materials including documents, pictures, photographs from the National Archives provided.

Time: 
Sat, 11/22/2014 - 8:00am - 8:55am
Presenters: 

Mira Cohen, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library/National Archives, Simi Valley, CA; Maureen Reilly Lorimer, California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, CA; Rachel Rooney, Common Core, Washington, DC

Room: 
110
session id: 
383
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Using Purposeful Questioning in the US History Classroom


Writing tests is hard work…so let us do it. We'll share our database of 5,000 sorted and sequenced US History questions and explain why they are so effective.

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

Joshua Gordon, Knewton, New York, NY

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
380
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1864: Evaluating William Sherman's Southern Storm Using Inquiry and Evidence


Common Core Standards require social studies to take a dynamic role in literary instruction. Inquiry-based instruction helps students investigate Sherman’s historic march by evaluating evidence and making informed conclusions.

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

David Kendrick, Duluth High School, Duluth, GA

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
370
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Picture This: Using Visuals to Engage Middle School Learners


Explore using photographs to engage middle school students in history and civics. This fun, interactive session will provide strategies on how to incorporate visuals without sacrificing content.

Time: 
Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:15am - 12:10pm
Presenters: 

Jearl Nix, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

Room: 
208
session id: 
373
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Close Reading in the Elementary Classroom: A Partnership Approach


This session explores how an urban district and non-profit partnered to bring social studies back to the elementary classroom through primary source-based close reading lesson activities to support historical thinking.

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

Ann Marie Gleeson, Primary Source, Watertown, MA; James Liou, Boston Public Schools, Boston, MA; Teacher TBA Teacher, Boston Public Schools,

Room: 
Backbay B
session id: 
369
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World War I Propaganda: Persuasion Techniques


Teachers will gain an amazing lesson on war time propaganda through the use of WWI propaganda posters! We will use inquiry skills to define persuasion techniques used by the government.

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

Jodi Smith, Fremont Junior High, Mesa, AZ

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
361
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1861-1863 Congressional Activism: How Legislators Helped to End the Civil War


Discover how Library of Congress primary source analysis techniques align with the Common Core and C3. Learn about the 1863 National Banking Act. Leave with free classroom-ready resources.

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

Elise Langan, Middle Georgia State College (USG), Macon, GA; Amy Hennessy , Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA

Room: 
Boylston Hallway, 3rd Lvl
session id: 
364
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Their Rights and Nothing Less: Exploring the Women's Suffrage Movement


The Newseum’s Women’s Suffrage Movement module reveals participants’ groundbreaking use of the First Amendment’s five freedoms to secure women’s voting rights. Module provides rare historical newspapers, maps, photographs and more.

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

Barbara McCormack, Newseum, Washington, DC, @NewseumEd; Suzanne Gould, American Association of University Women, Washington, DC, @AAUW

Room: 
203
session id: 
365
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Dangerous Minds, Dead Poets, and Democratic Education in the Movies


Participants will develop skills in critical media literacy as they learn to “read” feature film as a text and critique filmmakers’ views about teachers, students, and democratic education.

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

Scott Wylie, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY; Amy Mungur, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY

Room: 
104
session id: 
367
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Revolutionary Freedoms: Free Press and the Founding of our Nation


Explore the history of free press, from colonial America and the Revolutionary War, to the Constitutional Convention and the creation of our form of government through hands-on activities and debate.

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

Maggie Crawford, Newseum, Washington, DC, @NewseumEd; Tim Smith, Tulsa Public Schools, Tulsa, OK

Room: 
203
session id: 
345
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