US History

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.

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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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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

Presenters: 

Sara Schwebel, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

Room: 
204
session id: 
403
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Inquiry, Values and Human Rights: Meeting the Challenge


Most topics in American History contain human rights issues – issues often reflected in contemporary events. Participants examine inquiry-based teaching strategies for helping students address these value-laden issues.

Presenters: 

Thomas (Tim) Weinland, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Room: 
101
session id: 
397
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Teaching about Fred Korematsu and the Japanese American WWII Internment


Karen Korematsu, Fred Korematsu’s daughter, will share her father’s story about his fight against the WWII Japanese-American Internment through the video “Of Civil Wrongs and Rights” and Korematsu Institute curriculum.

Presenters: 

Karen Korematsu, Fred T. Korematsu Institute, San Francisco, CA; Evan Goldberg, Alameda County Office of Education, Hayward, CA

Room: 
311
session id: 
395
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