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
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
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
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,
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.
Jodi Smith, Fremont Junior High, Mesa, AZ
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.
Elise Langan, Middle Georgia State College (USG), Macon, GA; Amy Hennessy , Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA
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
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.
Maggie Crawford, Newseum, Washington, DC, @NewseumEd; Tim Smith, Tulsa Public Schools, Tulsa, OK