Karen Korematsu, Fred Korematsu‚Äôs daughter, will share her father‚Äôs story about his fight against the WWII Japanese-American Internment through the video ‚ÄúOf Civil Wrongs and Rights‚Äù and Korematsu Institute curriculum.
Karen Korematsu, Fred T. Korematsu Institute, San Francisco, CA; Evan Goldberg, Alameda County Office of Education, Hayward, CA
Most topics in American History contain human rights issues ‚Äì issues often reflected in contemporary events. Participants examine inquiry-based teaching strategies for helping students address these value-laden issues.
Thomas (Tim) Weinland, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
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.
Margit McGuire, Seattle University, Seattle, WA; Bronwyn Cole, University of Western Sydney, Sydney,
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.
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
Writing tests is hard work‚Ä¶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.
Joshua Gordon, Knewton, New York, NY
Common Core Standards require social studies to take a dynamic role in literary instruction. Inquiry-based instruction helps students investigate Sherman‚Äôs historic march by evaluating evidence and making informed conclusions.
David Kendrick, Duluth High School, Duluth, GA
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.
Jearl Nix, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
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.
Ann Marie Gleeson, Primary Source, Watertown, MA; James Liou, Boston Public Schools, Boston, MA; Teacher TBA Teacher, Boston Public Schools,
The Newseum‚Äôs Women‚Äôs Suffrage Movement module reveals participants‚Äô groundbreaking use of the First Amendment‚Äôs five freedoms to secure women‚Äôs voting rights. Module provides rare historical newspapers, maps, photographs and more.
Barbara McCormack, Newseum, Washington, DC, @NewseumEd; Suzanne Gould, American Association of University Women, Washington, DC, @AAUW
Participants will develop skills in critical media literacy as they learn to ‚Äúread‚Äù feature film as a text and critique filmmakers‚Äô views about teachers, students, and democratic education.
Scott Wylie, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY; Amy Mungur, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY