US History

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.

Time: 
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 5:20pm - 6:15pm
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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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.

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

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

Room: 
101
session id: 
397
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Common Core and Inquiry-Based Learning: Choosing Sides—Patriot or Loyalist?


Presenting an inquiry-based narrative (setting, characters, and plot). Reading and writing become meaningful as students examine events leading to the struggle for independence. Strategies for integrating the Common Core shared.

Time: 
Sat, 11/22/2014 - 4:40pm - 5:35pm
Presenters: 

Margit McGuire, Seattle University, Seattle, WA; Bronwyn Cole, University of Western Sydney, Sydney,

Room: 
Backbay B
session id: 
385
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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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