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,
Discover a research based and practical framework for aligning democratic discussions with Common Core. Participants will be provided with instructional techniques and materials to assess and improve classroom discussions.
Carolyn Flores, Community High School District 99 South, Downers Grove, IL
Often the best intended approaches to differentiation falls flat and does not help a student. We'll examine practical ways to differentiate in preparation for writing an essay in your classroom.
Kate Wellschlager, Knewton, New York, NY
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
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
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
Discover how Library of Congress primary source analysis techniques align with the Common Core and C3. Simulate implementation of 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
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,