Was Rosa just the ‚Äútired seamstress‚Äù? Was her refusal a solitary act of defiance? Come and discuss the portrayal of Rosa Parks and the bus boycott in recent picture books.
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
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.
Jason O'Brien, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL; Andrea Word, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL
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,